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New Trailer for SAVING MR. BANKS

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 11:28 am by Amanda Andonian

Today, Disney released the first official trailer for Saving Mr. Banks, the story of how Mary Poppins was eventually brought to the silver screen. The film opens on December 13 of this year. Check out the trailer below:


You wouldn’t think that the story of Mary Poppins would be terribly interesting, but any backstory on the behind the scenes of Disney properties is usually pretty drama-filled. After watching the trailer, it actually made me more curious about what Walt Disney went through to get Mary Poppins made. What did you guys think?

Here’s the official synopsis:

When Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Disney’s desire to bring her beloved character to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario’s concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past.  During her stay in California, Travers’ reflects back on her childhood in 1906 Australia, a trying time for her family which not only molded her aspirations to write, but one that also inspired the characters in her 1934 book.

None more so than the one person whom she loved and admired more than any other—her caring father, Travers Goff, a tormented banker who, before his untimely death that same year, instills the youngster with both affection and enlightenment (and would be the muse for the story’s patriarch, Mr. Banks, the sole character that the famous nanny comes to aide).  While reluctant to grant Disney the film rights, Travers comes to realize that the acclaimed Hollywood storyteller has his own motives for wanting to make the film—which, like the author, hints at the relationship he shared with his own father in the early 20th Century Midwest.

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