The official poster for the upcoming Disney movie Saving Mr. Banks is out. It’s a lovely poster showing Walt Disney and P.L. Travers walking, their shadows mystically transformed into their respective creations, Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins was such a huge part of my childhood movie memories. In August of 1964, Mary Poppins was the very first movie my mother took me to see. I remember it vividly and remember crying at the movie’s end, when Mary Poppins flew away. At 3 years old, I didn’t understand Mary Poppins wouldn’t stay with the Banks family forever. She was there to save Mr. Banks.
As a thank you for reading this post, I’m giving you a treat – a little Easter Egg of sorts.
Behold, the movie poster in one of its earlier versions*…clearly rejected, even though it might have captured the struggle of making the Mary Poppins movie!
*Purely satirical; not an official poster or even an official rejected poster. Duh.
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