Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014 at 06:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The true story behind Disney's Marry Poppins will be revealed on Blu-ray this year, and you can pre-order the film now.
In an early announcement to retailers, Disney is preparing 'Saving Mr. Banks' for Blu-ray in 2014.
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.
Specs and supplements have yet to be detailed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is $32.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Saving Mr. Banks' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under PENDING.
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