Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-Touch Book - Walt Disney Studios

Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-Touch Book

By Walt Disney Studios

  • Release Date: 2013-12-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
Score: 4
From 285 Ratings


“Wind’s in the east, mist comin’ in.
Like something is brewin’ about to begin
Can’t put me finger on what lies in store
But I feel what’s to happen, all happened before.”
—Bert in “Mary Poppins”

In 1961, Walt Disney invited “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers to his studio in Los Angeles to discuss, in person, his continued interest in obtaining the movie rights to her beloved book and character—a pitch he first made to her in the 1940s. Still hesitant and disinterested after all those years, Travers wanted to tell the Hollywood impresario to go fly a kite but with dwindling sales of her books and a bleak economic future looming, PL. Travers said yes and embarked on a two-week sojourn in Los Angeles that would ultimately set the wheels of the beloved film in motion. In the movie, Saving Mr. Banks, audiences will discover how Walt Disney worked his magic on P.L Travers to bring her book to the big screen. Starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L Travers, the movie opens in theaters everywhere this holiday season. 

The Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multitouch Book explores this extraordinary, previously untold story, and includes:
- Video interviews with Saving Mr. Banks stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, who provide their insights on playing 20th century icons
- Original correspondence between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers as they discuss the movie rights and production
-Rare storyboards and scripts from the Disney archives
-An  interactive timeline of historic Walt Disney Studios milestones
- Original recordings of the Sherman Brothers, performing their “Mary Poppins” hit songs
-Facts and profiles on the key characters in Saving Mr. Banks, including Walt Disney, PL. Travers, The Sherman Brothers and more


  • Great

    By k@yl3igh
    I loved the maleficent book. The great idea of telling the story behind movies.
  • Amazing! A book so well done to the Disney style.

    By Cernewell
    A cherished piece of history matched to the making of a film. If you love Mary Poppins, you'll love this book. If you love Walt Disney, you'll love this truly inventive insight to him.
  • She love it

    By Victor Awsome
    My mom's Mary Poppins collection is complete.
  • Incredible

    By cateenadav
    Entirely engrossing. So appealing to the senses - visual, sound, slides, story boards. The book of the future has arrived!
  • iPhone iBooks

    By sharpayyy_
    It will be great if disney would consider making this ibook available for iphone too! Nevertheless, it's a great book although i have limited access to a macbook to view this... really hope that the next update would make this book available to iphone users.
  • Brilliant!

    By lightningmom
    This is so much more than a book! The film clips, music, mementos, etc. are wonderful. The clip of the Hollywood premier is so fun to watch.
  • Amazing

    By crispee
    How anyone could rate this one star is truly sad. It is packed full of text, pictures, audio, video and dozens of original pieces from the film. A terrific book that can only be done in iBooks. Get it and before you do go see the film!
  • Very much worth your time!

    By colcafe
    Wonderful background info on the film, pictures, original audio and video from interviews, and very moving demo tapes of the Sherman brothers music. Worth spending time with this book. Eager to watch the new movie too!
  • Perfect

    By mdewater
    I'm very excited about the things Disney Publishing/Interactive are doing recently! First the Disney Animated app, and now this book, I love the behind the scenes, making of, art of, etc. Keep them coming!
  • Awesome!

    By SH4NE0M4C
    Just like the film!