My neighbor came to me the other day and wanted to borrow a movie. As you know, I have many, many amazing films in my library. But when she asked for a heartfelt, sometimes funny, genuine film that was entertaining and wonderful from start to finish, I handed her Saving Mr. Banks on Blu-Ray DVD.

Saving Mr Banks

More than a movie about the making of Mary Poppins, it is the story of a person who shared a character who became a legend. Inspired by true events, two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “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.

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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 doesn’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.

The movie, the story, the filmmaking and the inspirational story will touch everyone. There is a reason this movie touched America’s hearts. Get your copy today so you can see why too!

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