Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" Comes To The Place That Started It All -- The Walt
Disney Studios In Burbank, California -- For A Special Limited Engagement
December 13 - 19
BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013
BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Disney announced today that
for one week only, guests will have the opportunity to see Disney's upcoming
"Saving Mr. Banks, " starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, in a
state-of-the-art movie theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank,
California, and then walk in Walt Disney's footsteps on a special tour of the
famous lot. This limited engagement features one show daily at 7 p.m. from
December 13th through December 19th.
Tickets are $50 each and include a reserved seat to watch "Saving Mr. Banks"
in the Studio Main Theatre as well as the "Walk in Walt's Footsteps" tour
immediately following the screening, which showcases key locations that were
featured in the film. On the tour guests will have photo opportunities with
Mickey Mouse as well as Mary Poppins and Bert the Chimney Sweep characters
from "Mary Poppins" and will get a chance to see sets from the film, such as
Walt Disney's office and "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers' home. Guests will
also visit the Walt Disney Animation building, where they will get a sense of
the art of animation and the history of the Walt Disney Company. Included in
the tour is a visit to the Legends Plaza to visit the many historical plaques,
including Walt Disney, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, and many more. Guests
will also receive a commemorative 50^th Anniversary "Mary Poppins" DVD, a
value of $17.99.
To purchase tickets to this limited and exclusive engagement, call 1
(800)DISNEY6 or go to http://movies.disney.com/saving-mr-banks and click on
the link on the homepage.
Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner
Tom Hanks topline Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," inspired by the extraordinary,
untold backstory of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen.
When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite
book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise—one that he didn't
realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt
comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no
intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood
machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers
reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the
For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed
with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman
brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly
author doesn't budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes
increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his
It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the
truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free
to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Disney presents "Saving Mr. Banks," directed by John Lee Hancock, produced by
Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer, and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue
Smith. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Christine Langan, Andrew Mason
and Troy Lum. The film will release in U.S. theaters on December 13, 2013,
limited, and open wide on December 20, 2013.
SOURCE Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Contact: Walt Disney Studios Global Publicity, Global Publicity (LA), Michelle
Rasic, firstname.lastname@example.org; Global Publicity (NY), Derek Del Rossi,
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