Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tom Hanks, Walt Disney and 'Mickey Mouse'

Sneak Peek a new set image of Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks as 'Walt Disney', creator of Mickey Mouse and the Disney entertainment empire, on the set of director John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks".

The new film follows the relationship between Disney and writer P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), author of children's novel "Mary Poppins".

The book was adapted into a major motion picture in 1964, starring Julie Andrews ("The Sound Of Music") and Dick Van Dyke ("The Dick Van Dyke Show").

In other Disney news, take a look at a hand-drawn cell image and a poster for "Get A Horse", the new Disney 'retro' animated short, recreating the look of the original 'Mickey Mouse' as envisioned by cartoonists Disney and Ub Iwerks, using a combination of hand drawn animation and digital effects to simulate film wear.

"Get A Horse" will officially debut in front of the Disney feature "Frozen", November 2013.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the original 1920's Disney cartoon short "Steamboat Willie", introducing Mickey Mouse to audiences for the first time, featuring Walt Disney as the voice of Mickey, plus the original 1964 trailer for "Mary Poppins"...