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Star Movies Select HD to premiere 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'Mary Poppins'

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MUMBAI: Star Movies Select HD is all geared up to celebrate Walt Disney’s 114 birthday by premiering Saving Mr. Banks at 1 pm and Mary Poppins at 3 pm on December 13, 2015. The two movies will be aired on the channel’s weekend property Select Sundays: A Tribute to Walt Disney. Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901.

The plot of Saving Mr. Banks is spurred on by a promise Walt Disney made to his daughters. Walt Disney, played by Tom Hanks, embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights for Mary Poppins. The author P.L. Travers played by Emma Thompson, proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney's proposition.

Mary Poppins, directed by Robert Stevenson narrates the story of Jane, played by Karen Dotrice and Michael played by Matthew Garber, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, who are faced with the prospect of a new nanny. They are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins enacted by Julie Andrews. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, played by Dick Van Dyke, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents (David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns).

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