The movie version of Mary Poppins changed the course of The Walt Disney Company both artistically and financially and it almost never happened. The movie “Saving Mr. Banks” dramatizes the conflict between the spirit and drive of Walt Disney and his creative team and the… Read More »DVD Review: Saving Mr. Banks – A Sentimental Look at Key Moment in Disney History
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Mary Poppins, the movie, was such a success for The Walt Disney Studios that it funded a big expansion at the studios, at Disneyland, and even gave Walt the freedom to seriously pursue his grand idea of EPCOT out in Florida. The story of how… Read More »Saving Mr. Banks – Deleted Scene
Time for Academy Award Nominations. Members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted and The Walt Disney Company racked up nominations in 6 categories with 7 overall nods (or 8 depending on how you count them). Best Original Song – Let it… Read More »Disney Scores 8 Oscar Nods
I was finally able to get out and see Saving Mr. Banks over the weekend and very much enjoyed the film (especially the 2nd half). Like many a Disney fan I enjoyed seeing how the film got the little touches right. Like how Walt was… Read More »Fact-Checking Saving Mr. Banks
Here’s a little fun for a Sunday afternoon, to celebrate the UK release of the Disney movie Saving Mr. Banks, fans gathered at the spot where Mary Poppins first opened almost 50 years ago in London’s Leicester Square, for an rousing rendition of “Let’s Go… Read More »Watch a Flash Mob of Fans Celebrate Mary Poppins with a Singalong in London
Today I had the great fortune of seeing Saving Mr. Banks, the fantastic new film about the craziness of making the beloved Mary Poppins. I already wrote a review, I thought I would try something new. Instead of giving a normal review on The Disney Blog,… Read More »Thoughts During Movies: Saving Mr. Banks Edition
Disney’s box office calendar for the next few years has already been announced, but many projects lacked details. At D23 Expo we began to get some of the important details we’ve all been waiting for. Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, and Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, presented overviews of the upcoming Marvel Studios and Disney live action slates.
A recap of the presentation follows:
- Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” thundered into D23 with an introduction by its producer, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who then introduced stars Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins to the excited crowd.
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962. The film releases November 8, 2013.Read More »D23 Expo: Live Action Movies from Marvel and Disney
This just might be the greatest Disney movie poster ever. Seriously, doesn’t this just give you goosebumps (mousebumps)? Saving Mr. Banks opens December 2013. Photo