I must admit at the outset of this that a serious part of my childhood is missing. For in all of my years and across the entirety of my childhood I have never watched the Disney classic “Marry Poppins” in its entirety. I may have watched a scene or two along the way and know a tid-bit of the songs but somewhere along the way I never quite copped on to Julie Andrews and Dick VanDyke dancing through the park accompanied by tap dancing penguins. So aside from the collective cultural conscience of the film I really didn’t know what to expect when going in to see “Saving Mr. Banks”, however I was not disappointed in the slightest afterwards.
This picture of a portrait is the first look at Tom Hanks in character as Walt Disney in the upcoming December movie ‘Saving Mr. Banks’. The film, which will be released December 20, 2013, tells the story of Disney’s 14-year effort to convince Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers to turn over the rights to her book. Emma Thompson plays Travers, and she’s been spotted by photographers, too.
You’re looking at the earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse, cir. 1928, by Mickey Mouse co-creator Ub Iwerks. You’ll note that even though the face changed, Disney and Iwerks knew from the very beginning that Mickey’s iconic circular ears would pretty much always stay in the same place on his head, no matter what he was doing.