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Plot Summary

  • When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins (1964), he made them a promise - one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

    - Written by Walt Disney Pictures
  • Walt Disney wants to use the book Mary Poppins for a movie but the author, P.L. Travers doesn't like what Disney does. So for 20 years Disney would keep asking her to let him do it. Eventually when she's financially strapped she considers it but won't approve unless Disney does it as she wants it. So she goes to California and Disney and his team who work on bringing the character of Mary Poppins to life try to show her what they did. But she's not easily impressed. Even Disney tries to understand what she wants.

    - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com
  • Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

    - Written by Chris White

Synopsis

The film begins in Australia, 1906. We start in the sky and for a moment, see the shadow of an umbrella in the clouds...

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