Saving Mr. Banks /

by Hancock, John Lee [film director.]; Marcel, Kelly [screenwriter.]; Smith, Sue [screenwriter.]; Owen, Alison [film producer.]; Collie, Ian [film producer.]; Steuer, Philip [film producer.]; Newman, Thomas [composer (expression)]; Livolsi, Mark [film editor.]; Schwartzman, John [director of photography.]; Thompson, Emma [actor.]; Hanks, Tom [actor.]; Giamatti, Paul [actor.]; Schwartzman, Jason [actor.]; Whitford, Bradley [actor.]; Farrell, Colin [actor.]; Novak, B. J [actor.]; Walt Disney Pictures [presenter,]; Ruby Films (Firm) [production company.]; Essential Media (Firm) [production company.]; BBC Films [production company.]; Hopscotch Productions [production company.]; Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm) [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Disney DVD: Publisher: Burbank, CA : Disney, [2014]Edition: DVD [version].Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English, dubbed French and dubbed Spanish language tracks (5.1 Dolby Digital); optional French, Spanish, Chinese subtitles and menu screens, English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); Closed captioned. English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (DVS) (2.0 Dolby Digital).Title notes: $19.99 4/7/2014 (cw)BRA $19.99 4/7/2014 (cw)RENTAL $19.99 4/7/2014 (cw)Other title: Saving Mister Banks.Uniform titles: Saving Mr. Banks (Motion picture).Subject(s): Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996 -- Drama | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966 -- Drama | Mary Poppins (Motion picture) -- Drama | Motion picture industry -- Drama | Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Drama | DVD-Video discs | Feature films -- United States | Feature films | Biographical films | Comedy films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Colin Farrell, B.J. Novak, Ruth Wilson, Kathy Baker, Rachel Griffiths, Ronan Vibert.Summary: When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.
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The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized for moviegoers, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers' book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story. For two weeks in 1961, a determined Disney does his absolute best to convince Travers that the film version of Mary Poppins will be a wondrous and respectful adaptation, meanwhile the author only grows more convinced that she has made the right move in preventing the proposed film adaptation. Later, just when it begins to appear that the rights to Mary Poppins have slipped through his fingers, the ingenious Disney reflects back on his childhood, and realizes that a sensitive chapter from Travers' youth could be the key to clinching the deal. Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2:40:1) presentation enhanced for 16x9 televisions; 5.1 Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby Digital.

English, dubbed French and dubbed Spanish language tracks (5.1 Dolby Digital); optional French, Spanish, Chinese subtitles and menu screens, English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); Closed captioned. English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (DVS) (2.0 Dolby Digital).

Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Colin Farrell, B.J. Novak, Ruth Wilson, Kathy Baker, Rachel Griffiths, Ronan Vibert.

Music by Thomas Newman ; film editor, Mark Livolsi ; director of photography, John Schwartzman.

Not all language options may be present on container packaging.

Bonus features: deleted scene: Nanny Song.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.

When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements including some unsettling images.

$19.99 4/7/2014 (cw)

BRA $19.99 4/7/2014 (cw)

RENTAL $19.99 4/7/2014 (cw)

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