Hello to all of our wonderful friends and family in Vancouver! Dork Shelf and Walt Disney Studios Canada have teamed up to share with you one of the most anticipated delights of the holiday season! Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS – starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson – on Thursday, December 5th at 7:00pm at Landmark Cinemas Esplanade!
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.
Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and co-starring Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Farrell.
Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks opens in theatres December 20th, but here’s how you can see it first! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with DISNEY’S SAVING MR. BANKS in the subject line. Please only one entry per household. Multiple entries will be deleted. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter. Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Monday, December 2nd.
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