Saving Mr Banks


Genre : Biography
Release : December 20, 2013
Studio : Disney
Director : John Lee Hancock
Writer : Kelly Marcel (Screenplay)

Cast and characters

Tom Hanks Walt Disney
Emma Thompson P.L. Travers
Colin Farrell Robert Goff Travers (P.L.'s father)
Ruth Wilson Margaret (P.L.'s mother)
Rachel Griffiths Aunt Ellie
Bradley Whitford Don DaGradi
Paul Giamatti Ralph (P.L.'s driver)
Jason Schwartzman Richard Sherman
B.J. Novak Robert Sherman


The movie will tell the scripted saga of how Walt Disney persuaded Australian author P.L. Travers to sell him the rights to make a film out of Mary Poppins. That courtship took 14 years.
P.L. Travers first published Mary Poppins, which tells the story of the Banks family and their enchanting nanny, in 1934 and went on to write seven sequels. Because of her treatment during filming, and the addition of an animated sequence, Travers refused to sell Disney the rights to any of the other Poppins properties after the original 1964 film.