M.U.S.E. was invited to the Beverly Hills Hotel to be apart of Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks Press Conference on November 8, 2013. The entire cast from Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Ferrell were in attendance to answer questions from the media about the film which opens this Friday in limited release and to open in more theaters on December 20, 2013.
Below you can view the press conference as the stars discuss their roles in the film and have some great laughs between the cast.
Two-time Academy AwardÂ®â€“winner Emma Thompson and fellow double OscarÂ®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disneyâ€™s â€œSaving Mr. Banks,â€ inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disneyâ€™s classic â€œMary Poppinsâ€ made it to the screen.
When Walt Disneyâ€™s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Traversâ€™ â€œMary Poppins,â€ he made them a promiseâ€”one that he didnâ€™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 Disneyâ€™s plans for the adaptation.
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 doesnâ€™t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.
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.
A special experience to see the film on the Walt Disney Studio Lot is available for one week. More information about this special presentation of the film and how to purchase your tickets can be found on by following the link below.