When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Traver’s Mary Poppins, he made them a promise – one that he didn’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 Disney’s plans for the adaptation.
Genre : Biography/Comedy
Country : USA/UK
Tom Hanks : Walt Disney
Emma Thompson : P.L. Travers
Colin Farrell : Travers Goff
John Lee Hancock
“George Banks and all he stands for will be saved.
Maybe not in life, but in imagination.
Because that’s what we storytellers do.
We restore order with imagination.
We instill hope again and again and again.”
Who doesn’t love Walt Disney? Every day you’re confronted with it and most people have grown up with it. Almost every day I watch a Disney cartoon at home and still look with admiration, amazement and sometimes childlike joy at the magic that takes place on the screen. It’s a bit forced that I spend my time on that. Especially when you have two little kids of 2 and 4 hopping around at home, begging everyday for another Mickey Mouse, Dumbo, or ask me “Dad please put on that movie with those two dogs that eat spaghetti”.