To find out how the Mary Poppins series of childrenâ€™s stories came to be turned into film, watch Saving Mr. Banks online. The story begins with the creator of Mary Poppins, Travers, travelling to Los Angeles from London to meet Walt Disney.
She does this reluctantly though for she is apprehensive about the damage that would be done to her creation once it is turned into film. Another factor thatâ€™s pushing her to do this is the fact that she is running out of money; she hasnâ€™t published anything in a long time and the royalties from her books have reduced drastically. Consequently she stands to lose her home.
When she lands in Los Angeles, the childrenâ€™s books author develops a hatred for the city for as she finds the residents friendly in an intrusive way.
And when she meets the creatives working on her books, she doesnâ€™t like them one bit. The working relationship between the creatives as well as Walt Disney and Travers is complicated from the start. Thereâ€™s nothing they do that she seems to agree with. But just as the creatives are getting around to seeing her way of thinking, she begins to tune out since the experience is bringing back painful memories of her childhood.
A visit to Disneyland with Walt Disney himself however helps re-awaken her creativity as well as get her consent to the changes they have made.
But when Travers discovers that an animation film is in the offing, things fall apart. Will Travers come around to see the completion of the project? Find out in Saving Mr. Banks.