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DISNEY’S SAVING MR. BANKS
20 lucky AccessWinnipeg.com readers will win a double pass to the advanced screening of Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Silver City Polo Park.
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.
Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS hits theatres December 20, 2013.
HOW TO ENTER:
Simply fill out the form below and answer the entry question to be entered into our contest.
Good luck everyone! Contest ends Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10pm SHARP. Winners will be contacted via email. Make sure to add @accesswinnipeg.com email addresses to your safe list.
Entry Question: What year did Disney release the first theatrical version of Mary Poppins?
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