Disney Acquires SAVING MR. BANKS, a Black List Script on the Making of MARY POPPINS

     February 8, 2012


Disney has picked up Kelly Marcel‘s Black List script, Saving Mr. Banks.  The story centers on how Disney persuaded P.L. Travers sold the studio the rights to make Mary Poppins, and how Travers was dissatisfied with aspects of the film, especially since the story was deeply personal to her.  Per Deadline, “Mary Poppins was highly personal, and reflected hardships in her own life and her relationship with her father, who died when she was 7.”

The movie became one of the biggest hits in Disney’s history, but Travers hated the animated sequences, and she refused to sell any of her other works to Disney (somehow, Disney managed to survive).  Present-day Disney is already looking to make the film a star-studded affair, and according to Deadline, “There have been rumors of the script being considered by Tom Hanks (for Walt Disney) and Meryl Streep (for Travers).  I don’t know if I can buy Hanks as an anti-Semite.

  • SP1234

    anti-Semite! How dare you!

    • Natalie

      WALT DISNEY WAS NOT AN ANTI SEMITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      This has nothing to do with the film somwhy are you bringaing it up?!?!?!?!

  • Chris

    “Herp Derp…I’m a journalist…I still believe Walt Disney was an anti-Semite, because I WANT him to be an anti-semite, because I’m a non-conformist idiot!”

    You have no idea what you’re talking about, and there is no evidence to back up what you think you’re talking about. If you actually did some research, you’d know that.

  • Mike

    I always roll my eyes when I read the comments and see people bashing Matt. He’s a got a style and people should expect it when they click on the articles. But to casually throw out that Anti-semite comment (Disney is RUMORED to have been anti-semitic may very well have been and if so shame on him, but we don’t know for sure. There arguments to be made both ways) is really pathetic and amateurish. Is that supposed to be a provocative or clever statement? Walt Disney was one of the pioneers of animation and he lived a pretty fascinating life.

    I know I can buy tom Hanks in an interesting role in a film. Remember how this website is about movies?

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  • walt

    Funny, I can’t see Hanks being anything but the big pussy he is. Maybe he could play Matt. What a couple of tools.

  • seriously?

    Seriously? Just casually dropping the oh so clever “Walt Disney was an anti-semite” thing as part of journalism. If you did research you’d know there is a strong case to be made against him being an anti-semite (not to say he wasn’t, just that you don’t know). This is irresponsible and pathetic.

  • Mike

    That joke can work as a joke in comedy settings on a comedy site. If Cracked.com made anti-semite Walt Disney joke I would laugh. this is a piece of journalism.

    • Strong Enough

      you mad bro?

  • Mark

    It is well worded. If you all actually look up the word Antisemitism (anti-Semite), it is a SUSPICION of anti-jewish.

    He is suspected of it. Whether or not it is proved, this comment is spot on so check your facts before opening your traps.

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