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Click to enlarge image Tim O`Day poses with Tigger after the presentation! - Saving Mr. Banks - A nearly painful tale of the making of a great movie, Mary Poppins!
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Tim O`Day poses with Tigger after the presentation!

Click to enlarge image Tigger poses with a limited edition Litho of the Mary Popins Song Book - Saving Mr. Banks - A nearly painful tale of the making of a great movie, Mary Poppins!
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Tigger poses with a limited edition Litho of the Mary Popins Song Book

Click to enlarge image Strict regulations were adhered to for the presentation. Onve in everyone knew this was about a serious as it gets! - Saving Mr. Banks - A nearly painful tale of the making of a great movie, Mary Poppins!
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Strict regulations were adhered to for the presentation. Onve in everyone knew this was about a serious as it gets!

A nearly painful tale of the making of a great movie, Mary Poppins!
Sitting on the threshold of the release of one of the year's greatest movies, it is so exciting to think I had a fantastic preview on board the Disney Cruise Line's Disney Dream during the Disney Vacation Club Members only cruise last Fall. Even though I was already excited to see it soon, the magic of the story was brought to a packed Buena Vista Theater filled with wide-eyed Disney fanatics.

Just to get in to the theater, everyone had to pass through some of the toughest security seen on any Disney cruise ship for an on-board activity. Every single entrant was inspected for bags of any kind and told to take them away. There were no purses or packs of ANY size allowed in the presentation. After this pre-inspection they passed through a metal detector, then under the security wand we are familiar with in any security venue. People left behind every thing from cameras and phones all the way down to belt buckles and collectable pins. There were no exceptions and anyone who protested were immediately asked to leave, no questions asked.

What was presented was never before seen previews of the movie, the most ever seen by a public audience that far ahead of the official movie release of "Saving Mr. Banks".

Disney historian Tim O'Day hosted a phenomenal journey through the true stories that inspired the movie. One of my favorite sentences in his quotes from the makers of the movie was, "we could not have written this stuff. A lot of it is taken right form the recordings made of every meeting, a demand made early on by P. L. Travers."

Those recordings were discovered a number of years ago in the back of a closet at Richard Sherman's house. This legendary composer of the Sherman brothers played an important part in the story and provided a great deal of first hand experience that was made part of the movie. He and hos brother, the late Robert, composed the music and created the fun memories all lovers of Poppins hold close to their hearts.

During the presentation Tim O'Day played a long excerpt from the meeting where "Let's Go Fly a Kite" was sung.  Throughout the story her personal struggle becomes very evident but during this one recording the microphone was close to her. I closed my eyes and felt as though I was right in the room. Barely audible over the Sherman Brothers boisterous singing we all heard P. L. Travers herself singing the chorus. She was a very 'proper' British woman but this significant recording illustrated that there is a child in all of us ready to peek out at any moment.

The movie "Mary Poppins" from Disney is one of the best at bringing out the child in all of us and this new movie, the first ever made depicting Walt Disney himself in a major role makes that story even more real for EVERYone!

When the time comes, Tigger will be one of the first to see the movie in the theater, even if it means a day of hooky from work! You should go, too! This will become as endearing to you as the Poppins movie, itself.

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