Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Just saw the trailer for the new Disney Christmas movie SAVING MR. BANKS, which is about the efforts of Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to convince P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow him to make a movie of her books recounting the adventures of MARY POPPINS. Travers was adamantly opposed, not wanting her characters to be turned into an animated film.

Their clash and Disney's subsequent convincing her to allow the live-action movie has been documented in a couple of books but Hanks and Thompson, and MARY POPPINS, are such favorites of mine, and seem so right for the characters that I can imagine it will be hilarious, heart-breaking and end on such a joyous note as to push all the buttons a great Disney film is famous for pushing.

I look forward to it with great anticipation. And dream of the day some Hollywood producer  would want to make one of my stories into a movie!

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