‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Featurette on the Music of ‘Mary Poppins’

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Richard Sherman (Jason Schwartzman) and Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has released this new featurette for Saving Mr. Banks, focusing on the iconic music of Mary Poppins. It featuring Robert Sherman (half of the famous Sherman Brothers songwriting team responsible for the soundtrack as well as the film’s common threads) as well as the cast of Saving Mr. Banks as they discuss (and in some cases, reminisce) about the music and Walt Disney’s influence. Some additional footage as well as behind-the-scenes footage is also shared along the way.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ New Hi-Res Stills, Behind-the-Scenes Photo

P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), left; Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), right, in Disney's

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several newly released hi-res stills from its upcoming feature, Saving Mr. Banks, which have been added to the beginning of our gallery of images from the film below. In addition to the new stills, we also received our first behind-the-scenes image which features Thompson consulting with screenwriter Kelly Marcel.

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‘Mary Poppins’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos, Concept Art and More Released for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Richard Sherman, Julie Andrews, Irwin Kostal, @iammrvandy and Robert Sherman (1964) © DisneyIn honor of Saving Mr. Banks which shares the previously untold story of what it took for Walt Disney to bring Mary Poppins to the movies, Walt Disney Studios has released several behind-the-scenes photos, concept art, sketches by screenwriter Don DaGradi (as seen below) and more. Pictured left is a rarely seen photo of Richard and Robert Sherman singing along with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Irwin Kostal, while pictured below is a sketch by DaGradi featuring P.L. Travers during ‘the trial — I mean conference.’

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Exclusive Screenings and Tour at Walt Disney Studios

'Saving Mr. Banks' PosterWalt Disney Studios today announced that for one week only, guests will have the opportunity to see Disney’s upcoming Saving Mr. Banks, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, in a state-of-the-art movie theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California, and then walk in Walt Disney’s footsteps on a special tour of the famous lot. This limited engagement features one show daily at 7 pm from December 13th through December 19th.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ 17 New Hi-Res Stills, Costume Designs

Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with seventeen newly released hi-res stills from its upcoming feature, Saving Mr. Banks, which have been added to the beginning of our gallery of images from the film below. In addition to close-ups of several of the main characters such as Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), Don DaGradi (Bradley Whitford), Richard and Robert Sherman (Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak) and Ralph (Paul Giamatti) — the only fictional character in the film — we also get some good looks at Travers’ life as a child as portrayed by Annie Buckley with parents Margaret and Travers Goff (Ruth Wilson and Colin Farrell) and Aunt Ellie (Rachel Griffiths). In addition, we also have a couple of looks at costume designs for Walt Disney and P.L. Travers by Daniel Orlandi.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Soundtrack to Feature Demos from ‘Mary Poppins’ (Track List)

'Saving Mr. Banks' Original Motion Picture SoundtrackThanks to a pre-order listing on iTunes, we now have the complete track list for the double-album original motion picture soundtrack to Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks as composed by Thomas Newman (also available via  Amazon). The soundtrack is scheduled to be released on December 10, 2013, just ahead of the film’s limited release on December 13, followed by its wide release on December 20, 2013.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ New Hi-Res Stills with BJ Novak, Jason Schwartzman and Bradley Whitford

Robert Sherman (B.J. Novak), left; Richard Sherman (Jason Schwartzman), rightPh: François Duhamel©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with two new hi-res stills from its upcoming feature, Saving Mr. Banks, which have been added to the beginning of our gallery of images from the film below. Although nothing new for those that have seen the trailer, the newly released stills feature Jason Schwartzman and BJ Novak as Richard and Robert Sherman as well as Bradley Whitford as screenwriter Don DaGradi.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Fun Facts about Production

 Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) confronts P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a series of ‘fun facts’ regarding their upcoming film, Saving Mr. Banks (limited release December 13, wide release December 20, 2013). Admittedly they start out a bit slow with nothing really new to add to the mix, but as you go through the list, there’s sure to be a fact or two that will impress — especially the roles that the Walt Disney Studios Archive and Walt Disney Family Museum too on with aiding the production of the historical dramedy.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ to Open AFI Fest 2013

 Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) confronts P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Disney announced today that Saving Mr. Banks has been chosen to open AFI FEST 2013, presented by Audi, on Thursday, November 7. The film, which will have its North American premiere at the festival, stars Academy Award®-winning actress Emma Thompson and Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks, both of whom will be in attendance at the Opening Night Gala, along with director John Lee Hancock and other stars from the film.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ New Hi-Res Still

 Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) confronts P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a new hi-res still from its upcoming feature, Saving Mr. Banks, which has been added to our gallery of images from the film below.

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.

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