Saving Mr. BanksSaving Mr. Banks (2013) Theatrical Cartoon by Dave Koch
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- Theatrical Film
- Walt Disney Pictures, Ruby Films, Essential Media, Hopscotch Features, BBC Films
- Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
- Cartoon Characters: Walt Disney, P. L. Travers, Travers Goff, Margaret Goff, Aunt Ellie, Don DaGradi, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman, Ralph, Tommie.
- Originally Released in 2013.
When Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Disney's desire to bring her beloved character to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers reflects back on her childhood in 1906 Australia, a trying time for her family which not only molded her aspirations to write, but one that also inspired the characters in her 1934 book.
None more so than the one person whom she loved and admired more than any other -- her caring father, Travers Goff, a tormented banker who, before his untimely death that same year, instills the youngster with both affection and enlightenment (and would be the muse for the story's patriarch, Mr. Banks, the sole character that the famous nanny comes to aid). While reluctant to grant Disney the film rights, Travers comes to realize that the acclaimed Hollywood storyteller has his own motives for wanting to make the film- which, like the author, hints at the relationship that he shared with his own father in the early 20th Century Midwest.
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