All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

‘Anchorman 2′ Barely Beats Out ‘The Hobbit’

Anchorman 2 barely beat out The Hobbit sequel in box office sales on Friday. Opening this past Wednesday, predictions had the Ron Burgundy sequel grossing upward of $40 million by the end of the weekend. Given Friday’s numbers, it’s not looking like the film will reach that goal. Despite the lower box office numbers, Anchorman 2 still debuted in the …

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Mary Poppins Author Was No “Spoonful of Sugar”

“That revisionist history — that’s part of the myth of Walt Disney.” Before P.L. Travers became known as the creator of one of the most cherished characters of all time, she was a film reviewer who called Walt Disney out as being a shameless purveyor of cheeseball crap, according to the New York Post. “There is a profound cynicism,” she …

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‘Mary Poppins’ Author Conflicted with Walt Disney

Helen Lyndon Goff, who is more popularly known as P.L. Travers the author of Mary Poppins and the focus of Saving Mr. Banks, is responsible for bringing the world the beloved, upbeat hit. However, Travers did not like the 1964 musical cinematic portrayal, which is now being released in a special 50th Anniversary Edition. She considered the song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to …

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson Shine

Saving Mr. Banks showcases both Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson as they help tell the story of Walt Disney and his beloved and final film, Mary Poppins. Walt Disney’s daughters loved the original Mary Poppins book, so their father promised them he would bring the nanny to life on the big screen. He had no idea the obstacle that was …

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