Contact Us

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

Saving Mr. Banks
Getty Images/Hulton Archive

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

Best of 106.9 Classic Rock

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for All Access Pass quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive All Access Pass contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.