• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest
JUL
24
9 MOS

'Saving Mr. Banks' Poster's Magical Use of Mickey and Mary Poppins

The whimsical design comes two weeks after the first trailer for the biopic was released.

Saving Mr. Banks Poster - P 2013

Disney, living up to its trademark magic, has released a whimsical poster design for the upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks.

The image shows the magician himself, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), pleading with an indignant-looking P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), the author of the children's classic Mary Poppins.

PHOTOS: When You Wish Upon a Death Star: The Surprising Symmetry of Star Wars and Disney

What is particularly endearing about the poster is the shadows cast by both Disney and Travers, which are of Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins, respectively. The tagline reads: “Where Her Book Ended, Their Story Began.”

The poster comes two weeks after the first trailer for the biopic was released.

Saving Mr. Banks will be the first big-screen depiction of the iconic filmmaker, and it follows the studio head as he struggles to create an adaptation of Mary Poppins. His main obstacle turns out to be a curmudgeonly Travers, who refuses to let her beloved nanny be compromised for Hollywood profits.

Saving Mr. Banks also stars Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti and Jason Schwartzman and is set to open Dec. 13.