How ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Overcame Disney’s Resistance to a Movie About Disney

Disney production president Sean Bailey had heard every pitch in the book for a movie about his company’s namesake — but none of them interested him. This despite Walt Disney’s storied life as pioneering animator, Mickey Mouse creator and South American explorer.

“We had never really entertained or thought about making a movie about Walt Disney before,” Bailey told TheWrap.

That all changed when a vice president at the studio called Bailey at his home in the fall of 2011 and said his boss needed to drop whatever he was doing and read a script.  Read More...


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