Thursday, July 11, 2013

SAVING MR. BANKS Trailer Drops!

Growing up with Disney films, it's hard to believe that some of the studio's most beloved classic almost never got made. The documentary, WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY, showed the struggles of the Disney's animation studio in the 80s. And now, we have a dramatization of the real life events around Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) trying to secure the rights to Mary Poppins from author P. L. Travers (Emma Thompson).

Though this isn't some instance of an author being stingy and hard to work with. As the trailer shows, Travers has a deep personal connection her novel, and doesn't want anyone to hack it up to pieces just to make a profit.

Check the trailer courtesy of AOL after the break.

First impression is that it looks like a typical biopic drama. It'll hit all the right notes and beats as Travers and Disney battle over rights. I'm interested to see how Disney is portrayed in the script. Is the man who created the "Happiest Place on Earth" always cheery and smiling? Or does he get frustrated when he doesn't get his way? Also, the pair of B.J. Novak and Jason Schwartzman as the Sherman Brothers looks like a fun comic relief.

SAVING MR. BANKS will be released December 13, 2013, is directed by John Lee Hancock, and stars Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, B.J. Novak, and Jason Schwartzman.

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