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FIRST LOOK: Trailer for "Saving Mr. Banks"

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by Jerry Beck
July 11, 2013 1:59 PM
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Here's our first footage of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks" - the story of how Mary Poppins was acquired by the Disney company from author P.L. Travers. The film is scheduled for release on December 13th. 

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  • Brad Constantine | July 16, 2013 6:42 PMReply

    Let's make a film about the great Walt Disney and rate it pg 13 so nobody can take their kids...

  • Justin | July 12, 2013 9:16 PMReply

    This looks awesome! I'm so looking forward to this!

  • Floyd Norman | July 12, 2013 1:33 PMReply

    Sometimes I get the feeling people want an impressionist to play Walt Disney. Tom Hanks wasn't trying to mimic Disney. Rather create an American icon. A character full of enthusiasm and optimism. Being on set while Mr. Hanks performed, I was delighted to see how he captured the essence of the man. Not a shallow comedy club routine.

  • Dylan bailey | July 17, 2013 5:59 PM

    Well Mr. Norman, you used to work with Walt and hearing you approve of Hanks is wonderful to here. I'm glad that Hank is doing his portrayal of Walt and is honoring the iconic essence of the mans aspect. I Never met the guy, so I honestly can not say anything good or bad about Uncle Walt, or the other Uncle Walt [Whitman].

    this does look like a wonderful film and form the stories I herd, i hope they do it justice and have fun with it as well.

  • M | July 11, 2013 9:56 PMReply

    I can see a Best Actress nomination and perhaps a production design nom. as well. As for Hank's portrayal ... to be frank I'm disappointed. The accent, the mannerisms and appearance of Hanks doesn't resemble Disneys character. Talk about that tan as well.

  • Toonio | July 11, 2013 3:54 PMReply

    Now if they make a miniseries of the book Disney War, they can take my money right now.

  • Nic kramer | July 11, 2013 6:41 PM

    I rather expect them to release "Song of the South" on DVD (probably as a fan club exclusive) than to do a mini-series based on something that talks negative about the company. That's like Warners greenlighting a movie about the Superman lawsuits.

    As for the trailer, it looks alright, though I'm somewhat disappointed on Hanks' potray as Walt. Walt didn't have a southern accent (or at least not a thick one).

  • Floyd Norman | July 11, 2013 3:52 PMReply

    Working for Walt Disney on Mary Poppins back in the sixties was delightful. And, being on set with Tom Hanks many, many years later was delightful as well. If you love Disney as much as I do, you'll love this movie.

  • Steve Garcia | July 13, 2013 1:27 AM

    Floyd Norman...A pleasure sir. Thanks for your contribution to the art of Animation and being an influence to so many of us that have ventured into this industry. How do you feel about Hanks portrayal of Disney. Accurate? Everyone has so many sides to their own personalities. Good AND bad. No one is an angel. But I was curious as to how you feel about hanks version of Walt. Did he capture him (mannerisms, etc) in a fairly accurate way?
    Thanks again!

  • David Lesjak | July 11, 2013 2:35 PMReply

    Looks great. I look forward to seeing this film.

  • AR Philips | July 11, 2013 2:32 PMReply

    You know, this looks fantastic!

  • Kevin Coffey | July 11, 2013 2:18 PMReply

    Wow- the art direction and set designs look magnificent.

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