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Saving Mr. Banks
Walt Disney and P. L. Travers walking in unison against a white background with their shadows appearing as Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins, respectively.
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Produced by
  • Alison Owen
  • Ian Collie
  • Philip Steuer
Written by
  • Kelly Marcel
  • Sue Smith
Starring
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography John Schwartzman
Editing by Mark Livolsi
Studio
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date(s) October 20, 2013 (2013-10-20) (BFI London Film Festival)
November 29, 2013 (2013-11-29) (United Kingdom)
December 13, 2013 (2013-12-13) (United States)
January 9, 2014 (2014-01-09) (Australia)
Running time 125 minutes
Country
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Language English
Budget $35 million
Money made $117.9 million

Saving Mr. Banks is a 2013 biographical comedy-drama movie. It is based on the real life events during the making of the 1964 Disney movie Mary Poppins.

Saving Mr. Banks stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P. L. Travers. Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, Kathy Baker, Rachel Griffiths, with Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell also appear in the movie.

Meryl Streep was the first choice to play Travers. Thompson took the part because the studio could not get Streep. Thompson has said the role of P. L. Travers was the most difficult one she's played.

Photography began in September 2012. The movie was filmed in the Los Angeles area, and the Disney Studios. Care was taken to keep any post-1964 rides from being caught on film.

Saving Mr. Banks was given its world premiere at the London Film Festival on October 20, 2013. It has received much critical praise. The Hollywood Reporter said the movie was an "affecting if somewhat soft-soaped comedy drama, elevated by excellent performances."

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