Watch: Tom Hanks Puts on Disney Charm in 'Saving Mr. Banks' Trailer
"Mary Poppins is not for sale." After the first look photo surfaced yesterday, Disney has released the first trailer for the charming Saving Mr. Banks, the true story of how Walt Disney brought Mary Poppins to the big screen. Emma Thompson plays author P.L. Travers who is not very impressed with Los Angeles or Disney himself, and even less excited about handing over the rights to her beloved creation. This looks like a real crowd pleaser with Tom Hanks as Disney and a supporting cast including Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti and Jason Schwartzman alongside B.J. Novak as the composing Sherman Brothers. Watch!
Here's the first trailer for John Lee Hancock's Saving Mr. Banks, originally from Moviefone:
Inspired by true events, Saving Mr. Banks is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s musical classic Mary Poppins made it to the big screen and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) had with author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) that almost derailed the production from ever happening. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs the film written by "Terra Nova" writer Kelly Marcel, making her feature writing debut. Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti and Jason Schwartzman also star in the film which gets a limited release on December 13th and hits theaters everywhere December 20th. Well?
Reader Feedback - 18 Comments
Nielsen700 on Jul 11, 2013
As a huge fan of 'Mary Poppins' -- I can't wait to see this!
Mithun Divakaran on Jul 11, 2013
Emma Thompson plays such an amazing prude.
DAVIDPD on Jul 11, 2013
i think this is going to be fantastic
rockkicker on Jul 11, 2013
Count me in!
N. on Jul 11, 2013
Looks good! Though I must say Tom Hanks looks nothing like Walt Disney
Danimal on Jul 11, 2013
It's nice to see Hanks still working though I wish he would get back to his comedy roots.
ocp on Jul 11, 2013
Xerxexx on Jul 11, 2013
As a fan of Peter Pan, I enjoyed Finding Neverland. This is certainly in the same vain a that movie and looks like it will be great.
J. Todd on Jul 11, 2013
Didn't have a chance until I watched the trailer. Damn you Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, you and your thespian magic.
97point6 on Jul 11, 2013
I wasn't expecting the huge emphasis on Mary Poppins but yeah... I'll watch anything with Tom Hanks.
Guy who comments on things on Jul 11, 2013
Read the premise and thought...meh. Saw the actors and gave it a look see. Watched the trailer and I am 100% in on this. Just flew up to near the top of my must sees this year. Great, great actors here.
Mark on Jul 11, 2013
Yet people criticized on here "The Butler" trailer for being a piece of Oscar bait but are barely saying anything about this one. I seriously think you people need to stop with the harsh judgemental views. This looks like as much as the same Oscar bait yet they both display the courageous efforts and determinations of one man that would make history as we know it. It's not just Oscar bait or a Hollywood film but I see them as true inspiration for a generation to look upon and remember. I am glad they make films like these.
Charlie Hard on Jul 11, 2013
That actress who plays the secretary (I don't know her name....yet) is in a whole lot of tv commercials. I love her voice. Oh yeah, the rest of this looks fantastic, although Emma in her 1960's makeup is startling...looks so much older. Giamatti is a national treasure, as well as that Hanks guy.
kitano0 on Jul 12, 2013
The actress who plays Walt Disney's secretary is Melanie Deanne Moore Paxson. She is primarily known for her television commercials. I especially like her Yoplait bear sheriff commercial. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanie_Paxson http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601609/
dandassow on Jul 24, 2013
Is it just me of does anyong else think that the pianist Sheman Brother seem to resemble Arg, one of the freaks from TOWIE?
jez on Jul 13, 2013
I grew up watching "Uncle" Walt Disney on his Wonderful World of Color. I distinctly remember when he died in 1966. Although Tom Hanks does not really look like Uncle Walt, he does exude the charm that Disney showed on air.
dandassow on Jul 24, 2013
I like Emma Thompson. I believe an nomination Oscar for she.
Mirko Billi on Aug 26, 2013
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