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Saving Mr. Banks - Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell and Paul Giamatti (Blu-ray + Digital Copy - 3/18/2014)

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The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney Hanks promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized for moviegoers, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers' book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story. For two weeks in 1961, a determined Disney does his absolute best to convince Travers that the film version of Mary Poppins will be a wondrous and respectful adaptation, meanwhile the author only grows more convinced that she has made the right move in preventing the proposed film adaptation. Later, just when it begins to appear that the rights to Mary Poppins have slipped through his fingers, the ingenious Disney reflects back on his childhood, and realizes that a sensitive chapter from Travers' youth could be the key to clinching the deal. Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman co-star.

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Product Details

Actors: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman
Directors: John Lee Hancock
Writers: Story By Sue Smith and Kelly Marcel, Screenplay by Kelly Marcel
Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2014
Run Time: 120 minutes

Special Features
The Walt Disney studios: from Poppins to the present - 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" - cast and crew break out in a rousing, heartfelt tribute to composer Richard Sherman on the last day of filming; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew
Emma Thompson P.L. Travers
Tom Hanks Walt Disney
Colin Farrell , Robert Goff Travers
Bradley Whitford Don DaGradi
Paul Giamatti Ralph
Jason Schwartzman Richard Morton Sherman
Ruth Wilson , Margaret Goff
B.J. Novak Robert Sherman
Kathy Baker Tommie,
Rachel Griffiths Aunt Ellie,
Annie Rose Buckley Ginty,

Technical Credits
John Lee Hancock Director
Ian Collie Producer
Michael Corenblith Production Designer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Mark Livolsi Editor
Troy Lum Executive Producer
Kelly Marcel Screenwriter
Andrew Mason Executive Producer
Matt Sullivan Musical Direction/Supervision
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Daniel Orlandi Costumes/Costume Designer
Alison Owen Producer
John Schwartzman Cinematographer
Sue Smith Screenwriter
Philip Steuer Producer
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer

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