Fact vs. Fiction: The Wonderful World of Saving Mr. Banks

By Loretta Donelan

While watching Saving Mr. Banks, it’s hard not to wonder what the real P.L. Travers would think of the film. Treacle, I imagine her saying. Pure, Disney treacle.

And the film is treacly, but those who are not spinsterly writers with daddy issues can acknowledge that not all treacle is bad. There’s the character of Walt Disney, played with panache by Tom Hanks, and the overall presentation of the Disney Company itself. Though the lens of the film, Walt Disney could be described as manipulative and calculatingly jolly. The film seems to be an honest love letter to the Di...

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