Disney Releases Trailer and First Image of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Disney has released the trailer and first image of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in the film Saving Mr. Banks. In the photo, Walt is showing P.L. Travers - played by Emma Thompson - around Disneyland as he tries to convince her to allow a movie adaptation of her novel Mary Poppins.

The movie is inspired by true events and tells the story of two weeks in Walt's life as he works to bring Mary Poppins to the big screen, despite Travers' refusal to allow an adaptation of her novel. The film examines Walt's testy relationship with Travers which almost led to the movie never being made.

The films also stars Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman and was directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side).

Saving Mr. Banks opens in limited release on December 13 and goes into wide release on December 20.

How excited are you about this movie? Tell us in the comments!

Story by Traci C., Source

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:46:

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I am *so* excited for this movie! I just can't wait and the trailer looks brilliant!

crazycatperson wrote on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 16:57:

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Very much looking forward to this one. I went "Mary Poppins" crazy as a child when that movie was first released - saw the movie (just the once, since Blu-Ray, DVD, and even VHS didn't exist yet) and had a book based on the movie and the album of the music. It will be so cool seeing how it all happened.

M wrote on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 06:37:

Wow! I hadn't heard of this upcoming movie. My wife will be thrilled because Mary Poppins is her favorite movie of all-time.

JoAnn C wrote on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 14:19:

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I can't wait to see this movie.

Betty Young wrote on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 10:18:

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I can't wait to see this. I already love everything about it; the actors, Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and others, Disneyland/Disney World, and who does not love Mary Poppins! And it PG-13!

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 12:30:

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It's good to see that people are really looking forward to this one!

salejune wrote on Sun, 07/28/2013 - 15:28:

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I can't wait to see this!!

Mirko wrote on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 14:43:

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I wait Saving Mr Banks impatient. Emma Thompson is my actress favourite. She as play P. L. Travers in excellent style. Hanks is formidable. They are actors in nomination Oscar, I hope.

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