Tom Hanks in First 'Saving Mr. Banks' Trailer: Is It Supercalifragilistic?

Nearly 50 years ago, in 1964, Mary Poppins introduced the world to a musical nanny with magical powers who arrived at a London flat to save the neglected Banks children. 
 
Or, at least, that’s what we believed. 
 
Saving Mr. Banks, a holiday feature from Walt Disney Pictures, will attempt to tell the true-life story of the making of Mary Poppins, with two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks stepping into the iconic shoes of Mr. Walt Disney himself. The hook of the story, as told by director John Lee Hancock, is Disney’s struggle to convince original Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to sign over her literary creation… even though she’s terrified Mary will be turned into some kind of dithering Disney princess. 
 
Earlier, we shared the first photo from the drama. Now the first trailer arrived online via AOL. We have it for you below:
 

 
Oscar trackers have to have Saving Mr. Banks on their awards radar. Anytime Hanks tackles a biographical tale, we pay attention. But telling the behind-the-scenes story of one of Hollywood’s most beloved family films… well, that’s sure to play right into the Academy’s hands, don’t you think?
 
Hancock rounds out his cast with Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford and Paul Giamatti. What I really want to see are Victoria Sumner and Kristopher Kyer’s portrayals of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, respectively. 
 
Disney has given Saving Mr. Banks a prime Oscar-ready release date of December 13. What do you think of the first trailer?   
 

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