Dear Tom Hanks –
Months ago when I heard that you were playing Walt Disney in the upcoming film, Saving Mr. Banks, I have to admit I was a little unsure. I mean, who could ever possibly portray a legend like Mr. Disney? This is the first film to ever depict Mr. Disney himself. Would they get it right?
And then I saw this…..
There’s no shame in my game, I have watched the Saving Mr. Banks every day since it was released. And I’ve cried (almost) every time. I’m counting down the days until the movie is in theaters on December 20th. I’ll be the girl with a box of tissues.
Just as Walt Disney hoped to bring Mary Poppins to the big screen, you’ve done the same with Walt Disney for millions of fans.
P.L. Travers was hesitant to let go of her beloved Mary Poppins (notice I didn’t just call her Mary) and I was hesitant to let go of my internal vision of *who* Walt Disney was as a person. His mannerisms, his words and the magic that he instilled in others, but you didn’t let me down.
Thank you for being true to the heart and soul of Walt Disney. This recently released sneak peek is just the beginning of magical things for Saving Mr. Banks…. and I’ll be following along the entire way.
An everyday Mom with a love for all things Disney
PS. If you need a date to the premiere, just let me know – I’ll share my tissues with you.
Learn More About Saving Mr. Banks
SAVING MR. BANKS opens in theaters limited on December 13, 2013 and opens wide on December 20, 2013!
** I received no compensation for this post. I’m extremely excited about this movie and I felt like Tom Hanks needed to know. **