The untold true story of Saving Mr Banks arrives on Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Digital HD, and On-Demand March 18th! The release includes deleted scenes, delightful never-before-seen bonus features, including director John Lee Hancock’s tour of Disney Studios today and reflects on studio life during the creation of Mary Poppins, and more.
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs this acclaimed film, which reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for twenty years to obtain the rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, the set Mary Poppins free.
Film Clip: Pamela Go Round
Film Clip: Never Ever Just Mary
The Walt Disney Studios From Poppins to Present (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – Join Director John Lee Hancock on a tour of the Disney Studios lot, reflect on studio life during the making of Mary Poppins, and discover how Walt’s creative spirit still flourishes today. Let’s Go Fly a Kite (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – Cast and crew sing break out in a rousing, heartfelt tribute to Composer Richard Sherman on the last day of filming. Deleted Scenes Stargaze (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – A picture on Walt’s desk leads to a flashback of Pamela’s childhood. Nanny Song (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD) – The Sherman Brothers perform a song for Pamela that she is less than thrilled with. Pam Leaves (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – After yet another disagreement with Walt, Pamela leaves his office and heads for the airport. *Digital HD bonus offerings vary by digital retailer
About The Walt Disney Studios:
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I’ve been looking forward to watching Saving Mr. Banks, even though it’s not the type of movie that normally interest me. Tom Hanks was awesome at playing the part of Walt Disney. Although I throughly enjoyed the movie, two of my children lost interest very quickly, as it was too slow paced for them to enjoy.
My favorite bonus feature was the tour of the Disney Studios, and getting a look into some of the interesting details of how Mary Poppins was made.
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