| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:33 AM
"Everybody Loves Raymond" ended in 2005, but the love persists. This spring, the Ray Romano sitcom will be inducted into the National Assn. of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the NAB Show Television Luncheon on April 7.
Series stars Ray...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In the winter of 1933, in a thatched cottage in Sussex, England, a complicated woman named Pamela "P.L." Travers began to write "Mary Poppins," the first in a series of novels that would inspire the beloved 1964 Walt Disney movie and supply generations of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:27 AM
On one level, the new historical dramedy "Saving Mr. Banks" chronicles the efforts of studio head Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow her "Mary Poppins" children's books to be made into...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:07 AM
No feathers, animated or otherwise, will be ruffled by "Saving Mr. Banks," director John Lee Hancock's genial fictionalized account of how Walt Disney seduced "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers into allowing, for 5 percent of the gross, the supernatural...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:49 PM
A creative dispute between a writer and a studio head over the direction of a prospective motion picture sounds like the kind of movie scenario only a lawyer could love.
But when the writer is cranky, crusty P.L. Travers, who means it when she says "I...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Somewhere, Uncle Walt is smiling. The Mouse House impresario's protracted courtship of novelist P.L. Travers to secure the film rights to her "Mary Poppins" has all the makings of an irresistible backstage tale, and it's been brought to the screen with...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In 1961, Disney songwriting stalwarts Robert and Richard Sherman struggled with adding tunes to the "Mary Poppins" screenplay. Oh, they had plenty of ideas — some Oscar-winning ones, as it turned out. But the process of persuading the story's author...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In the movie "Saving Mr. Banks," about the making of the 1964 Disney classic "Mary Poppins," Emma Thompson portrays the book's author, P.L. Travers, as an abrasive, unyielding, dour woman.
In reality, says composer Richard Sherman, she was even worse....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Stars of old and new made the red carpet for the premiere of Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California on Sunday night.
The highlight might have been the presence of "Mary Poppins" stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke....