My family and I are Disney lovers, like most family’s we know! My middle daughter is our most fanatical, soaking in any and all facts that she can, especially about Walt Disney. That said this movie touched her at her core. Saving Mr. Banks is a roller coaster of emotion that gives you a wonderful insight to the making of one of Disney’s most famed movies. There is a little bit of something for everyone in this movie, although you toddler may become bored with the story line they will enjoy dancing and singing to the songs we all know and love. You will learn about Walt Disney as a business man, a father, and a role model.
Based on the creation of the movie Mary Poppins you get a special behind the scenes look at how Mr. Disney, I am sorry I mean Walt, struggled 20 years with the author, P.L. Travers, for permission to write the screenplay and produce it as a live action motion picture. Her strict demand on no animation, no silly songs, and her apprehensiveness to “made up words”, insistence on properness, as well as, her personal endeavor for the perfect Mr. Banks, made for no easy task for Walt. However with Walt’s ever childlike presence and knack for understanding the human kind, he was able to make her see that he only intended to portray her life based characters with respect and love. And after many hours of pouring over every minute detail, we are brought our beloved Mary Poppins!
You are also privy to the story of the author’s own upbringing, much of which inspired the characters she wrote about in her books. Walt brought to life these characters in such a way as to make Mrs. Travers proud and honored, the standard of the word ”Disney” at one of its finest moments. We get to see the fanfare that accompanied the movie’s release and the author’s reaction to her life’s work come alive.
I would recommend this movie to any true Disney fan out there. Run out today and scoop up your copy so that you can enjoy the story of how Walt Disney himself won the battle for Mary Poppins and saved Mr. Banks!! It was Supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus!!
· The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – Join Director John Lee Hancock on a tour of the Disney Studios lot, reflect on studio life during the making of Mary Poppins, and discover how Walt’s creative spirit still flourishes today.
· Let’s Go Fly a Kite (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – Cast and crew sing break out in a rousing, heartfelt tribute to Composer Richard Sherman on the last day of filming.
· Deleted Scenes
Stargaze (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – A picture on Walt’s desk leads to a flashback of Pamela’s childhood.
Nanny Song (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD) – The Sherman Brothers perform a song for Pamela that she is less than thrilled with.
Pam Leaves (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – After yet another disagreement with Walt, Pamela leaves his office and heads for the airport.
Check out this awesome video clip from the movie
This post is written by MidgetMomma contributor Chrissy, who is a mom of 4 and a Disney lover who lives in New Jersey.
Disclaimer: We were provided this product to facilitate our review, no compensation was received and all opinions are 100% my own.