“Forgotten Hollywood”- Disney to Tell Story of Mary Poppins…

Posted on November 19, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   This just in from the folks who have brought us The Happiest Place on Earth. In time for the Holidays, Walt Disney Studios is offering guests a special event in celebration of the upcoming release of Saving Mr. Banks. The event gives visitors the chance to see the film in a theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, and then an opportunity to walk in Walt’s footsteps on a tour of the lot. The limited engagement features one show each night at 7p and runs from December 13th through December 19th. Tickets are $50 each.


   Saving Mr. Banks looks to be delightful cinematic faire that examines the making of the iconic motion picture, which starred Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Ed Wynn, and in her final screen role, Jane Darwell. Julie accepted the lead part of Mary Poppins when she was passed over to play Eliza Doolittle in the movie version of My Fair Lady. She had starred in the latter Broadway production. However, Warner Brothers decided they needed a name draw for the film musical, and cast Audrey Hepburn, despite her own vocal limitations. Her singing was later dubbed by Marnie Nixon. Ironically, Andrews captured the Oscar for Best Actress the following award season, while Hepburn didn’t receive nary a nod.

   In the current production, Tom Hanks stars as Walt Disney; Emma Thompson plays author P.L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins; Kristopher Kyer co-stars as Dick Van Dyke; and B.J. Novak and Jason Schwartzman are the famed composers, The Sherman Brothers. The flick also features Victoria Summer as Julie Andrews in her film debut performance.

   The Walt in Walt’s Footsteps tour after the reserved seating screening includes photo ops with Mickey Mouse, Mary Poppinsand a chance to see sets from Saving Mr. Banks: Walt’s office and Travers’ home. Guests will also visit the Walt Disney Animation building and Legends Plaza to see the many historical plaques, including Disney, Van Dyke, Andrews, and many more. Folks will also receive a 50th Anniversary Mary Poppins DVD.

   To purchase tickets to this limited and exclusive engagement, call 1 (800) DISNEY6 or visit:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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