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Saving Mr. Banks

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, including some unsettling images.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/13/2013 , 120min.
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Plot & Details

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.

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.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Score Thomas Newman Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Emma Thompson Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music Thomas Newman Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Daniel Orlandi Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Emma Thompson Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Emma Thompson Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music Thomas Newman Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Daniel Orlandi Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 National Board of Review Best Actor Emma Thompson Won
2013 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated
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