“Saving Mr. Banks” Movie Premier!

“Saving Mr. Banks” Movie Premier!

Caroline and I have VIP tickets to see the US premier of “Saving Mr. Banks” at Hollywood Studios on Friday night (12/13/13)!!


Your RSVP has been received and you have been added to our list of attendees for the Dec. 13th preview of “Saving Mr. Banks” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. Please see the details below.

Check-in begins at Disney’s Hollywood Studios front gate at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13th. The film preview will begin at 9 p.m. inside the park’s Premiere Theater.

• Attendees will need to bring a valid photo ID for check-in, as well as signed photo release forms for you and your guest (attached).
• Early arrival is strongly suggested, as the park is expecting additional traffic due to Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.
Please note that any recording, filming, taping or photographing of “Saving Mr. Banks” is strictly prohibited. Equipment for such purpose will not be permitted at this event.

Thank you,
Disney Destinations


Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers in “Saving Mr. Banks”.

Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers in “Saving Mr. Banks”.

What better day than on Walt’s birthday to share an opportunity to join us for a special meet-up featuring a Practically Perfect preview screening of Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios before it opens in U.S. theatres on December 20th.

Our Disney Parks Blog meet-up begins at 9 p.m. EST (doors open 8 p.m. EST) on Friday, December 13, 2013. At the event, you’ll be able to see “Saving Mr. Banks” at the Premiere Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Two-time ®Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar® winner Tom Hanks are featured in the film that’s inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

Hope to see you there!

Disney Parks Blog
Taking its title from Mary Poppins’ patriarchal character of the same name, the film depicts author P. L. Travers (Thompson) and her fortnight-long briefing in Los Angeles as she is persuaded by filmmaker Walt Disney (Hanks), in his attempts to obtain the screen rights to her novel.

The film centers on the life of Travers, shifting between 1907 with her childhood in Queensland, Australia, the 1961 negotiations with Walt Disney, and the subsequent making of Mary Poppins.] While in California for filming, Travers thinks back to her difficult childhood in Australia, most especially to her father, the inspiration for the role of the story’s patriarch, Mr. Banks.

Saving Mr. Banks is a 2013 American-British-Australian biographical comedy-drama film directed by John Lee Hancock from a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Centered on the production of the 1964 Walt Disney Studios film, Mary Poppins, the film stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, with supporting roles from Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford and Colin Farrell.

Produced by Alison Owen for Walt Disney Pictures, in association with BBC Films and Essential Media, Saving Mr. Banks will be released theatrically in the United States on December 13, 2013 in limited release, and in wide release on December 20, 2013.

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