Im getting ready for my Disney trip so how about some Disneybounders to get me inspired to try my first Disneybound in the parks? :D
Source: Disney Parks Blog
I can’t wait to see this movie.
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Here’s the trailer for Saving Mr. Banks, the fictionalized Disney-produced account of the relationship between Walt Disney and Mary Poppins creator P.L. Travers. The film, which stars Tom Hanks as Disney and Emma Thompson as Travers, is scheduled for release on December 13. It’s unclear what the studio is attempting to achieve with this film, but if the cornball trailer is any indication, it’s unlikely to make a dent in addressing the studio’s Walt Disney image problem.
Love it. It’s so true. Mary Poppins doesn’t arrive to save the children, it’s to save Mr. Banks. It all makes sense now.
SAVING MR. BANKS
In the picture, you can see Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) showing Disneyland to “Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) in Disney’s upcoming film "Saving Mr. Banks".
Emma Thompson, who has played her share of complex roles in her career (one of the last being Queen Elinor from Pixar’s Brave) admits -“She’s the most difficult person I’ve ever played”.
This film shows the struggle it was to make the now, award winning, classic Mary Poppins. This films tells that story; even though Walt had a personal interest in Travers’ tale of a magical nanny, it being one of his daughters’ favorites, the author was not interested in her work being changed by a movie studio.
Source: TIME Entertainment
RICHARD SHERMAN & ALAN MENKEN PERFORMING THE DISNEY SONGBOOK AT THE D23 EXPO
The planets must have aligned and God has heard our prayers, because an amazing event is about to happen. These two men are responsible for transcendental treasures in the Disney songbook. I mean, it’s impossible to walk through the parks and not hear music from one of these two music legends.
Being a one-night event, Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken will take the stage together to play some of their most beloved compositions at the D23 Expo, on August 10, as part of the Ultimate Disney Fan Event at the Anaheim Convention Center.
This is once in a lifetime event; I would give anything to go, Alan Menken is one of my Disney idols! For those not sure who these men are, I will fill you in. Alan Menken is known as the Disney Renaissance musical composer by excellence, having wrote the music for The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notredame, Hercules, Enchanted and Tangled. Richard M. Sherman is one of the Sherman Brothers. The Sherman Brothers composed the music and lyrics for Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh and the iconic disney song "It’s a Small World" for the park ride.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
Bert: “What did I tell ya? There’s the whole world at your feet. And who gets to see it but the birds, the stars, and the chimney sweeps…”
-Mary Poppins, 1964
Photography and editing: Yasin Häydi
“Well, I thought he (Walt Disney) hired me because I was such a great singer and dancer. As it turns out, he had heard me in an interview talking about what was happening to family entertainment. I was decrying the fact that it seemed like no holds were barred anymore in entertainment… He knew about the ‘Van Dyke Show’ about our little sitcom, but that’s why he called me in, because I said something he agreed with. And I got the part.” — Dick Van Dyke