Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” is out on Blu-ray today!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to now own this movie. We went to the theater to watch it and fell in love. The story is about P.L. Travers and Mr. Walt Disney and about the battle Walt had to get the rights to P.L. Travers’ books about Mary Poppins. Watching this for the second time really helped me understand Mrs Travers and the battle she was feeling about letting HER story go. I think I enjoyed watching even more the second time. I said this before and I’ll say it again, I’ll never watch Mary Poppins the same way again. It has new meaning to me and with the behind the scenes insight I understand the movie even more. I also appreciate the hard work Walt Disney did to get this movie made and the heart Mrs Travers had in it.
I highly encourage you to watch the bonus features. The cast and crew sing “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” with the original composer. As well as we get taken on a tour of Disney studios and learn the history of Disney and how his movies were so successful. We even get to met one of the composers for Mary Poppins and hear first hand his experience with Walt Disney and P.L. Travers. That part really helped me enjoy the movie even more.
This movie is not for kids. There is a lot of emotional aspects they won’t understand and shouldn’t have to understand. I would wait until your children are teenagers or older before watching it with them. It’s a really great movie just not one for all ages.
My original movie review can be found here- http://www.bassgiraffe.com/2014/01/saving-mr-banks-movie-review.html