“Solving” Mr. Banks?

I’m figuring that most (all?) of us are quite a bit busier than usual for the next few days, so I thought it would be best to keep myself short and simple today.

What to do?  What to do?  Oh, I know!  Even though we’re swamped in eggnog and buried under an avalanche of Christmas cookies, most of us have been able to sneak a few hours to run out and see Walt Disney’s adaptation of the novel, Mary Poppins, written by P. L. Travers.

Mary Poppins - Book

The opportunity to see “Walt Disney” live and in action (even though only as a character played by renowned actor Tom Hanks) has to be a thrilling prospect for any of us in the “Disney-sphere”.  Have you been able to go and enjoy this bit of Walt’s life as yet?  Was it good?

In the spirit of “Saving Mr. Banks”, and from the “world” of Mary Poppins, here’s a trio of trivia to keep you entertained!  Enjoy!

Mary Poppins is an American musical film released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in __________.


To this point, “Saving Mr. Banks” hasn’t pulled in many award-nominations.  Actress Emma Thompson has been recognized for her portrayal of P.L. Travers.  Tom Hanks has been “shut out”.  By comparison, how many Academy Awards nominations did the movie “Mary Poppins” receive?


Finally, “Mary Poppins” was filled with fabulous songs.  Which of these memorable tunes won the Academy Award for Best Song?


2 thoughts on ““Solving” Mr. Banks?

  1. I saw Saving Mr.Banks yesterday, and it was wonderful! It had a fun, heartwarming story. Too be honest, many times I had to hold back tears – prepare for some seriously emotional moments!

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