Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

Emma Thompson
Director: John Lee Hancock Cast: Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
, Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
, Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
John Lee Hancock

DVD (Wide Screen)

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The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized for moviegoers, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers' book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story. For two weeks in 1961, a determined Disney does his absolute best to convince Travers that the film version of Mary Poppins will be a wondrous and respectful adaptation, meanwhile the author only grows more convinced that she has made the right move in preventing the proposed film adaptation. Later, just when it begins to appear that the rights to Mary Poppins have slipped through his fingers, the ingenious Disney reflects back on his childhood, and realizes that a sensitive chapter from Travers' youth could be the key to clinching the deal. Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman co-star.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/2014
UPC: 0786936839739
Original Release: 2013
Rating: PG-13
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:05:00
Sales rank: 15,232

Special Features

Deleted scene - "Nanny Song"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emma Thompson P.L. Travers
Tom Hanks Walt Disney
Colin Farrell Robert Goff Travers
Bradley Whitford Don DaGradi
Paul Giamatti Ralph
Jason Schwartzman Richard Morton Sherman
Ruth Wilson Margaret Goff
B.J. Novak Robert Sherman
Kathy Baker Tommie
Rachel Griffiths Aunt Ellie
Annie Rose Buckley Ginty

Technical Credits
John Lee Hancock Director
Ian Collie Producer
Michael Corenblith Production Designer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Mark Livolsi Editor
Troy Lum Executive Producer
Kelly Marcel Screenwriter
Andrew Mason Executive Producer
Matt Sullivan Musical Direction/Supervision
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Daniel Orlandi Costumes/Costume Designer
Alison Owen Producer
John Schwartzman Cinematographer
Sue Smith Screenwriter
Philip Steuer Producer
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Saving Mr. Banks
1. I Will Not Go
2. The Winds Bring Change
3. Our New Home
4. Welcome Aboard
5. And it Begins...
6. Do You Trust Me?
7. Everything is Wrong?
8. A Fuzzy Future
9. Try and Catch Her
10. "A Spoonful of Sugar"
11. Do It for Your Daughter
12. A Turning Point
13. You Don't Understand
14. The Simplicity of Life
15. Mother is Leaving
16. Help is On Its Way
17. The Happiest Place on Earth
18. Let's Go Fly a Kite
19. The Illness
20. A Simple Belief
21. My Own Mr. Banks
22. Suprise Invite
23. The Real Mary Poppins
24. End Credits

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