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The emotional weight of the scene featuring the song “Feed the Birds” is based on the fact that it was Walt Disney’s personal favorite song. According to the real Sherman Brothers, Walt would call them into his office to play the song when he felt depressed. It got to the point that he would call them in and simply say, “Play it,” and they’d know what he wanted. According to Richard M. Sherman, Walt felt that the song was a perfect summation of why he created Walt Disney Pictures in the first place.

The song, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” in Mary Poppins was inspired by the Sherman brothers’ (Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman) father, Al Sherman who made kites for neighborhood kids as a weekend hobby. In the film, the broken kite represents the broken family. When Mr. Banks mends the kite and the four pieces are taped back together, the four members of the family are also reunited. By transforming her “suffragette ribbon” into the kite’s tail, Mrs. Banks also commits herself to being there more for her family.

The emotional weight of the scene featuring the song “Feed the Birds” in Saving Mr. Banks is based on the fact that it was Walt Disney’s personal favorite song. According to the real Sherman Brothers, Walt would call them into his office to play the song when he felt depressed. It got to the point that he would call them in and simply say, “Play it,” and they’d know what he wanted. According to Richard M. Sherman, Walt felt that the song was a perfect summation of why he created Walt Disney Pictures in the first place.

P.L. Travers never forgave Walt Disney for what she saw as vulgar and disrespectful adaptation of her “Mary Poppins” novels, unlike Saving Mr. Banks. In 1994, thirty years after the release of Mary Poppins, stage producer Cameron Mackintosh (Cats, Les Misérables, Oliver!, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon) approached Travers about a musical theatre version of her work. The author initially refused, citing the film as a reason why she would never again allow an adaptation of her “Mary Poppins” series. After several meetings, the author relented, though when Mackintosh suggested using the songs from the Walt Disney film in the production, Travers again balked. After much more pleading, Mackintosh convinced Travers to allow a stage production with the songs from the film on the strict proviso that no Americans participate in the development, and further that no one involved with the film version–including original film composers Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, both of whom were still alive and working in 1994–could participate. Mackintosh proceeded with development of the stage adaptation for several years without any involvement from Disney, per Travers’ wishes, though after the author’s death in 1996, the Walt Disney Company was allowed some degree of creative involvement and went on to co-produce the musical with Mackintosh.

okay Tumblr, I need to talk to you about your ‘eww Geminis ARE the Worst’ BS trend

Ok So I noticed that ever since the zodiac post memes started going around that Geminis keep getting labelled ‘THE WORST/EVIL/DARK ones’ etc,etc

and it turned out it’s all because Piper Chapman from OitNB (who, in reality based on the person she was based on, Piper Kerman, wasn’t even born in May/June)/ Iggy Azalea/Donald Trump are Geminis

well I call BullSh*t and i’m Sick of it. 

because the amount of AWESOME good Geminis far outweights the shitty ones.

Geminis such as….

MORGAN FREEMAN (June 1)

Tumblr Darling CHRIS EVANS (June 13)

IAN.MCKELLEN (AKA GANDALF/MAGNETO) (May 25) 

 CHRISTOPHER LEE *rip*  (English actor, singer, author, and World War II veteran [nazi hunter]) (May 27) 

Laverne Cox (LGBT Actress (OitNB)/advocate ) (May 29)

AIDAN TURNER (Actor- Kili/Poldark) (june 19) 

RICHARD MADDEN (Actor- game of thrones ) (June 18)

SIR.ARTHUR. CONAN. DOYLE [Creator of Sherlock Holmes] (May 22)

DEAN DeBLOIS (DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR OF HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON) (June 7) 

IDINA MENZEL  (broadway star-WICKED) (May 30)

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (LGBT ACTOR/HOST June 15)


HUGH LAURIE (Actor, writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, author) (June 11)


PETER. DINKLAGE (Game of Thrones/X-MEN) (June 11)



ZACHARY QUINTO  (HEROES/STAR TREK June 2)


ARTHUR DARVILL (DOCTOR WHO/BROADCHURCH) (June 17)


MAE WHITMAN  (VOICE OF KATARA- LAST AIRBENDER June 9)



MARIE AVGEROPOULOS  (octavia blake-the 100)

 June 17)

ALEX HIRSCH [creator of Gravity Falls] (June 18)

NATALIE PORTMAN  (ACADEMY AWARD ACTRESS (June 9)

JUDY GARLAND (wizard of oz) *rip* ((June 10)


ZOE SALDANA  (Guardians of the Galaxy) (June 19)


HELENA BONHAM CARTER  (actress- too many roles to count) (May 26)


OCTAVIA SPENCER (Academy Award ACTRESS/AUTHOR) (May 25)


MAGGIE Q (Actress ) (May 22)

JOHNNY DEPP  (ACTOR) June 9)


ANGELINA JOLIE (ACTRESS/DIRECTOR/HUMANITARIAN- June 4)

and more!:

Marilyn Monroe (ACTRESS/MODEL/SINGER (June 1)


Richard Ayoade (ACTOR- IT CROWD June 12)


Danny Elfman (COMPOSER May 29) 


Anderson Cooper (TV HOST/ NEWSCASTER June 3)


Bob Dylan (Legendary singer-songwriter (May 24)


Prince (SINGER- ten platinum-selling albums  June 7)(much better than izzy) 


Lenny Kravitz (GRAMMY AWARD MUSICIAN May 26)(much better than izzy) 


John Goodman (GOLDEN GLOBE WINNING ACTOR) (june 20)


James Newton Howard (Renowned soundtrack composer ) (June 9)


Roger Ebert (Legendary Chicago Sun-Times movie critic) *rip* (June 18)


Richard M. Sherman (SONGWRITER for Mary Poppins) (June 12)


Colm Wilkinson (West/End Broadway actor-Javert in Les Mis) (June 5)


Willa Holland (Actress- ARROW- June 18) 


Willow Shields (actress- Hunger Games- june 1)


Jake Johnson (actor- NEW GIRL/JURASSIC WORLD May 28)


Ian Fleming (Creator of Jamex Bond) (May 28)


HERGE (Creator of Tintin) (May 22)


so in Total-  43 AWESOME EPIC GEMINIS in contrast to THREE  insignificant ‘bad/lousy geminis

I personally think all those 43 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> iggy/trump

so next time you want to say Geminis are ‘shitty/evil’ remember THIS

(PS- for other fellow Geminis, if you can think of other Awesome Cool Epic Geminis, add them to the post when you reblog! )


ANDDDD for the people going ‘shut up it was just a joke’

A. Easy for you to say you’re not the one getting generalized as EVIL

B. even if it was a joke, it’s no longer funny, it’s gotten shitty and it’s used to generalize a group of people NEGATIVELY based on a FEW individuals so Stop. Doing it. 

In the beginning credits, they show that the song She Never Felt Alone by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman is in the movie - but the song never played in the film. The first part was supposed to be played before the lawyer came into the bedroom that the will was created at by the old woman, and the second part was supposed to play when Duchess explaining to Thomas why she has to return to Paris.