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Against the backdrop of the release of the Disney motion picture Saving Mr Banks (starring Emma Thompson as Pamela Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney) released worldwide in December 2013, THE REAL MARY POPPINS delves into the real story underlying the creation of Mary Poppins. Commissioned by the ABC, the documentary examines the real life relationship between Pamela Travers and Walt Disney and the inevitable friction between the two arising out of the adaptation of Mary Poppins for the silver screen. The deep connection between Pamela Travers and her Mary Poppins character is the foundation for the movie but in reality this connection bordered on the obsessive. Just why was Mary Poppins so important and more importantly where did she come from?

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Lisa Matthews
Lisa Matthews
Alan Erson  Lisa Matthews
Executive Producers
Chris Hilton  Mandy Chang  Ian Collie  Alison Owen
Dir. of Photography
Kathryn Milliss

Production Details

Production Completion
Production Company
Perpetual Entertainment


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