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‘Saving Mr. Banks’: First Look at Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Saving Mr. Banks
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Tom Hanks is among Hollywood’s most beloved actors, so who better to inhabit Walt Disney, one of Tinseltown’s most ambitious dreamers? Hanks is portraying Disney in ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ and today we’re getting our first look at the man in all his mustachioed glory.

Obviously, it’s a blurry look (it comes courtesy of actress Melissa Farley’s Twitter feed), but a good enough of one to get an idea of Hanks’ appearance in the film, which was recently shooting at Disneyland. You can also take a peek at Emma Thompson in character as P.L. Travers, the author of ‘Mary Poppins’ and the main focus of the movie.

‘Saving Mr. Banks, which will be released by Walt Disney Pictures (duh) next December, takes place in 1964 and focuses on the making of ‘Mary Poppins,’ over which Travers butted heads with Disney. John Lee Hancock (‘The Blind Side’) is directing, while Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak round out the impressive cast.

Check out the first photo of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney below, and see the rest of the pics over at Disney’s Inside the Magic.

Twitter/Melissa Farley

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