Saving Mr. Banks trailer


The trailer for the upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks (December 2013) recently came out.  The film chronicles the making of the classic film Mary Poppins, centering around the legendary clashing of personalities between the author of the Mary Poppins books, P. L. Travers (Emma Thompson), and the media titan creative overlord Walt Disney (Tom Hanks).  It’s interesting to see a portrayal of Walt Disney as a character.  Given that he lent his name to his company that went on to become the world’s largest media conglomerate, his image is still tightly controlled by a business with deep pockets, so I’m interested to see what sort of character he’ll be.  Of course, in biopics, real personalities are always simplified and exaggerated; they’re turned into characters for the purposes of a story, after all.  It looks like they’ll of course be very gracious to the famous personalities involved.  Overall, it definitely looks like something I’ll be interested in seeing, even if what I’ve heard about the true stories weren’t quite so poetic.  Here it is: