saving mr. banks

Making Movie Magic in Disney Parks

By Zach Johnson Set foot in any Disney theme park and you’ll find attractions and experiences inspired by the most beloved characters and stories in cinematic history… and in some cases, those very films may have actually been made inside a Disney theme park! Over the years, the parks have appeared in a number of …

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Tom Hanks

5 Times Tom Hanks was Part of an Iconic Disney Duo

By Beth Deitchman Thirty years ago today, officer Scott Turner found himself paired with an unlikely new partner—a strong and silent type, with a tendency to drool—in Turner and Hooch, Touchstone’s 1989 action-comedy about an affable detective and a massive, messy, ill-mannered dog. Tom Hanks starred as the human member of this mismatched pair; he …

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movie still of Tom Hanks at Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks

Avi, Irvine, California

The concept artwork reproduced for Saving Mr. Banks was originally created between 1960 and 1963. Included were costume sketches and set drawings done by Tony Walton in 1963, along with storyboard sketches and artwork done by a variety of artists throughout the film’s development. The filmmakers did indeed check out the artwork.

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movie still featuring Richard Egan

Ten Disney Movies to Warm Your Heart

With cold weather outside, these ten films give us an excuse to stay inside and curl up on the couch with a cup of steaming hot cocoa in one hand, a remote control in the other.

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Tom Hanks in Saving Mr. Banks

Aden, Leawood, Kansas

Almost everything was duplicated for the film; there were no original artifacts loaned from the Archives. Posters and photographs were new prints that were made. Some Oscars, however, were borrowed from a display at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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