Saving Mr. Banks gives us a look at the life of Mary Poppins’ author, P.L. Travers, and the struggle that Walt Disney went through to get the rights to turn her beloved character into a Disney film. Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) spent 20 years trying to convince Travers (Emma Thompson) to sell the rights of the book to him, to fulfill a promise he made to his daughters. We see flashbacks to Travers childhood where the characters of Mr. Banks and Mary Poppins are created to the uptight Travers who disagreed with everything Disney and his team proposed for the film.
Saving Mr. Banks is really a compelling story with great acting. It is certainly worth seeing, and the now you can own it on Blu-ray and DVD. There are loads of extra features packed into the discs, including:
- The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to the Present
- "Let's Go Fly A Kite" tribute to composer Richard Sherman
- Deleted Scenes
Saving Mr. Banks is now out in stores and Disney is offering a $5 off coupon when you purchase the blu-ray combo pack!You can also head on over to Disney Movie Rewards to download a free copy of the original production sheet music of "Let's Go Fly a Kite" when you purchase the movie.
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