Love the First Movie Poster for Saving Mr. Banks!!


For those of you who haven’t seen the new trailer for the film, I thought I’d tuck that in too! I’m insanely excited for this movie!!

For those of you wondering what the movie is about, here is the official boilerplate:

Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Disney presents “Saving Mr. Banks,” directed by John Lee Hancock, produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer, and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Andrew Mason, Troy Lum and Christine Langan.

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SAVING MR. BANKS opens in theaters limited on December 13, 2013 and opens wide on December 20, 2013!


  1. I am SO EXCITED for this movie! I can’t wait to see all the scenes in Disneyland – I hear they did a pretty good job sending it back in time.

    • jjzmgailey says:

      Me too, Jenn! The previews look amazing and it’s going to be awesome to see the story told! Can’t even wait!

  2. I am looking forward to this movie. Tom Hanks AND Emma Thompson? How could it be bad? (Uh oh, I hope I didn’t just curse it)

  3. I think Tom Hanks was as close as you could get to a Walt Disney. I can’t wait to see this movie.

  4. Jackie, I haven’t been this excited for a new movie in… forever. (Just watching the trailer made me cry!!) December can’t come soon enough!

  5. I can’t wait for this movie to come out. I haven’t been this excited for a movie in a very long time!

  6. I cant wait for the movie to hit theatres. I m so excited for this

  7. christene coberly howse says:

    I am so antipaticing this movie! It will be so fascinating!

  8. So excited for this movie! Walt is definitely a character I think the audience has been waiting to see, I’m sure we’ll see more movies centered around him if this does well.

  9. This isn’t out in the UK yet… but I can’t wait. I loved the Mary Poppins book as a child, and I loved (and still love) the film. I’m so glad Disney agreed to making this. Everything I read about it makes me more and more excited about seeing it!

  10. I cannot wait!! I might end up having to go by myself, though, because none of my friends are big Disney fans. :-( I have more work to do convincing them of the magic!! LOL

  11. The movie poster is GREAT. It makes me even more excited for this!

  12. I was not thrilled about Tom Hanks being cast as Walt, but seeing the clips I am surprised at how much I buy his performance!

  13. I can’t wait to to see this movie! BY the way your blog is pretty! Love the fonts.

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