Jazzville Skyline: “…saving mr. disney…”

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by Rocky-o

Disney, Disney, Disney…the name is synonymous with a brand that is known around the world and will never die, despite any recent shortcomings they may have had…

Of course, they also pulled off one of the greatest business moves in history, when they acquired Pixar, which was consistently beating them at their own game, despite the fact that many moviegoers actually believed the Pixar flicks to be Disney in the first place…

Now, if you go to their theme parks, you will see mostly rides and characters from the Pixar world delighting children of all ages, helping boost their somewhat tired imaginations in keeping the parks fresh, and, of course, revitalizing their ‘animation’ output with sequels on Pixar hits, as well as Pixar-influenced titles like “Brave” and “Tangled”, rather than their own box-office mediocrity like “The Princess And The Frog”…

But now, of course, everybody in the world has heard of “Frozen”, an anomaly if there ever was one…even they didn’t expect it to become what it has…

But one film from back in Walt’s days was destined to become a classic, despite it’s author’s intention of not selling him the book rights in the first place…that author was P.L. Travers, and that book, was “Mary Poppins”…

The story behind Mr. Disney’s desire, as well as Ms. Travers refusal, can be found in the new dvd release, “Saving Mr. Banks”, named after a character from the book…

Tom Hanks stars as Walt, in a sweet underplayed performance, and the great Emma Thompson plays Travers, who, despite her better judgment, eventually comes around…(no spoiler here…everyone knows the movie eventually got made)…

But how it got made is one of those great stories that just couldn’t escape being a story in itself…and this film is one of those films that just couldn’t help being a great film in itself…


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