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...and Robert Sherman at the request of Walt Disney himself. The brothers won Academy Awards in 1965 for the music for "Mary Poppins."The "It's a Small World" song and animatronic attraction debuted at the 1964 New York World's Fair. It was...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-04-17
Outdoors
Pioneer Potluck: About Dad 1945 to 1955

...three kids and Regina to see "Mary Poppins." We all dressed up for the event...looked so pretty. We all watched "Mary Poppins" and munched on popcorn. The...us, listening to our little "Mary Poppins," skipping down the sidewalk...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2014-02-04-2
Food
Reeling it in: 'Mr. Banks' paints a happy picture

...you'd expect from the trailer - crisp, cutting British remarks in response to good natured American hucksterism as "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers faces off with Walt Disney over the rights to her story. The movie is entertaining and interesting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-02-05/reeling-it-in-mr-banks
Arts & Entertainment

...who hasn't?), especially the new "Saving Mr. Banks" starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson about the making of "Mary Poppins," you may want to know more about the man behind the magic, Walt Disney himself.Well, now you can, in the pages...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-02-17-2
Dispatch

...new movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic starring...coincidence that they selected "Mary Poppins" just ahead of its 50th anniversary...Film Preservation Board, said "Mary Poppins" had been on the short list of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-12-18-0
Arts & Entertainment
Grannie Annie: Medical transcribing, Walt Disney and dumplings

...not know what she missed. We waited a long time for "Mary Poppins" to come to town. The big day arrived and with all of...faces and everyone around us had smiles as our little "Mary Poppins" skipped down the sidewalk singing at the top of her...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2012-12-04/grannie-annie-med
Food
Saving Mr. Banks

Now Playing Synopsis: The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized for moviegoers, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers' book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story. For two weeks in 1961, a determined Disney does his absolute best to convince Travers that the film version of Mary Poppins will be a wondrous and respectful adaptation, meanwhile the author only grows more convinced that she has made the right move in preventing the proposed film adaptation. Later, just when it begins to appear that the rights to Mary Poppins have slipped through his fingers, the ingenious Disney reflects back on his childhood, and realizes that a sensitive chapter from Travers' youth could be the key to clinching the deal. Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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