Saving Mr. Banks Blu-ray Combo Pack Review | #SavingMrBanksBloggers

I received a copy of Saving Mr Banks on Blu-ray Combo Pack to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Saving Mr Banks Blu Ray Combo Pack

Chances are, if you’re a Disney fan, you’ve already seen Saving Mr. Banks, the story of how P.L. Travers’ book Mary Poppins transitioned from a story based on her youth to the Disney spectacular we all know and love today. (Unless you’re like me and have young kids at home and miss the majority of movies in theaters because babysitters are expensive.)

Either way, Disney fans (and movie fans in general) will want to grab Saving Mr. Banks on Blu-ray (in stores tomorrow, March 18th.)  And it’s not just because the movie is incredibly funny, heartwarming, nostalgic, tragic, and magical, but because the bonus features are worth a first (and second) look.

I’ll lay it out there: I’m not a bonus features person. I typically blow through them once, if at all, and never watch them again. When I purchase a movie digitally, I never wish I had purchased the DVD so I had access to bonus features. I always make sure to watch them when reviewing a movie, however, and I loved the bonus features on Saving Mr. Banks. They all add to the movie experience and for a Disney fan like myself, it’s a treat to have extra bits of Disney history and nostalgia in my home whenever I need a “practically perfect” dose of magic.

Bonus features on Saving Mr. Banks include:

  • The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – Join Director John Lee Hancock on a tour of the Disney Studios lot, reflect on studio life during the making of Mary Poppins, and discover how Walt’s creative spirit still flourishes today.
  • Let’s Go Fly a Kite (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – Cast and crew sing break out in a rousing, heartfelt tribute to Composer Richard Sherman on the last day of filming.
  • Deleted Scenes:  Stargaze (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – A picture on Walt’s desk leads to a flashback of Pamela’s childhood.  Nanny Song (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD) – The Sherman Brothers perform a song for Pamela that she is less than thrilled with.  Pam Leaves (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – After yet another disagreement with Walt, Pamela leaves his office and heads for the airport.

My favorite bonus feature is the tour of the Disney Studios lot. I think I’ve watched it at least three times already. I’ve had the privilege to visit the lot a few times now, and it’s still surreal to walk around, knowing Walt Disney once walked there. I have a lot more to share about the Walt Disney Studios lot history and a look at some amazing Walt Disney and Marry Poppins facts in a post this Friday, so make sure you come back for more.

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  1. Shannan P says

    I am so excited to see this movie! After checking out the site, I loved seeing the video clips of music. Watching the creative process behind one of my favorite films is the best part of Saving Mr. Banks!

  2. Trudy says

    I learned that the story was adapted from some real experiences.

  3. Trudy says

    I learned that the story was adapted from some real experiences.

  4. Cynthia R says

    I liked seeing the clip about the song let’s fly a kite.

  5. Will G says

    That the movie is reflects on studio life during the creation of Mary Poppins.

  6. Lisa B. says

    I learned it’s a Disney movie and it comes out on March 18th!

  7. Michelle says

    Until Saving Mr. Banks, I had no idea Mary Poppins was based on a book, or the author’s real life experiences.

  8. I’ve heard its a good movie. I missed it at the theaters. I like anything with Tom Hanks. I also like that its based upon the real story.

  9. Emily W says

    I really liked the movie.

  10. Lesley F says

    I like the video clips on their site

  11. Nancy says

    I learned Dolly was Walt Disney’s efficient secretary.

  12. Jennifer Rote says

    I learned Robert and Richard Sherman wrote the songs and score.

  13. Robin Abrams says

    This movie sounds interesting I would love to see it

  14. I learned that the Blu Ray combo pack includes some fun deleted scenes, including a song!

  15. terry maigi says

    I learned that the movie is about studio life during Walt’s time. I am a huge Walt Disney fan and a huge Tom Hanks so I am sure this film is wonderful!

  16. Andrea D. says

    I am excited about the movie since it shows Mary Poppins in a different light.

  17. Christine Mayfield says

    I want the DVD and Mary Poppins

  18. heather eg kaufman says

    I love that it stars Tom Hanks, he is a fantastic actor!

  19. steven weber says

    I learned about all the bonus features you get with the blu-ray.

  20. Maria Malaveci says

    Have not seen this yet but excited to, because I like Tom Hanks!

  21. Jessica says

    I have not seen this movie yet, but I learned it took Walt Disney 20 yr to get the rights to make the movie from p.L travers book.

  22. Amanda says

    Learned about the cast. Haven’t seen it yet, excited too!

  23. June S. says

    I learned that this movie is based on the life of Walt Disney himself.

  24. Sylvia White says

    I found out that they also have a music sound track cd available

  25. Candice says

    I love that it is based on a true story, and love Tom Hanks. I really want to see this movie.

  26. Lauren Becker says

    I like that it has video clips from the movie!

  27. Bernie W says

    I like the recreation of 1960’s Disneyland and the Walt Disney Studios.

  28. Lentil says

    I want the DVD! I thought for sure I was going to catch it in the theatres, but no, didn’t get a chance.

  29. Jackie says

    I like the Call Me Walt video clip

  30. I love the impromptu Let’s Go Fly a Kite scene. So fantastic!

  31. Shelley P says

    I enjoyed looking at the behind-the-scenes pictures.

  32. Nicole G. says

    I learned that the Blu-ray +Digital HD includes three deleted scenes.

  33. BeckyM says

    I am excited to see the great acting in this movie… especially Tom Hanks!

  34. Tiffany Schmidt says

    I love the character breakdowns and the recipe for chocolate souffle!

  35. Jennifer T. says

    I learned that the cast is loaded with great actors beyond Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, like Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, and Bradley Whitford.

  36. Debbie Welchert says

    I liked that the site showed pictures of all the characters so you will know who everyone is.

  37. Tiffany Dustin says

    I love Tom Hanks, so I really can’t wait to see this movie! And it’s by Disney, so you know they couldn’t have gone wrong with it!

  38. Brynn says

    I love their featured music video

  39. Shemp DeYoung ( says

    I downloaded Walt’s Chili Recipe. I’m gonna have to try it.

  40. Andrea Williams says

    I liked the breakdown of all the characters and am so glad this is out on DVD!

  41. Jessamine D. says

    I like that it’s a good family movie.

  42. Sarah L says

    I like the music clips. Haven’t seen the movie yet and want to.
    Thanks for the contest.

  43. Heather B says

    I did not know that this was based on real experiences, during the filming of Mary Poppins. I did not know that Mary Poppins was a book either!

  44. Mia Carey says

    I REALLY want to see this movie…..I never heard this (REAL) story before…Mary Poppins is my FAVORITE Disney film! Thanks for the opportunity!

  45. Adrienne Gordon says

    I like that it is a story I was not aware of.

  46. Brittney House says

    I learned Robert and Richard Sherman wrote the songs.

  47. natalie yeoman says

    i really like the movie clips on the site

  48. Birdiebee says

    I would love to watch it as it is derived from the book Mary Poppins.

  49. Pam O says

    I can’t wait to see the special features, The cast and crew sing an impromptu version of the iconic song on set during the last day of shooting.

  50. tricia dunkle says

    I love that this movie is involved with mary poppins. One of my favorites!

  51. Daniel M says

    still a big tom hanks fan, can’t wait to see it!

  52. Rachel H. says

    I learned that some of the movie was based on real life!

  53. David H. says

    I learned that B.J. Novak plays Robert Sherman.

  54. Xty Cruz says

    I like the setting of the story and how it progress

  55. Amanda Alvarado says

    I like that this is based on actual events!

  56. Anne Perry says

    I like Tom Hanks

  57. lisa says

    love that this is based on the real story!

  58. Jen F says

    I can’t wait to see this movie. I looked around the website. I like the Characters section, so you can know a bit about each character before the movie.

  59. Jessica Cox says

    I like all the videos they have from the movie

  60. Deborah Wellenstein says

    I really enjoyed the video clip-especially the Nanny Song deleted scene.

  61. brandy g. says

    I learned that it was adapted from true events. I never knew that. I have been a Mary Poppins fan since I was a little girl. I am looking forward to seeing this movie.

  62. April Brenay says

    the story was based on true events!

  63. KJ Skib says

    I love the song Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

  64. Debra Hall says

    its based on a true story ,i would like to see it

  65. Thomas lockhart says

    I learned that I want to see it

  66. Donna W. says

    I loved learning about the real P.L. Travers

  67. Betty C says

    I’ve always enjoyed the Disney movies and I happy to learn so much more about the studios

  68. Gayle S says

    I learned Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in Saving Mr. Banks. I have never been disappointed with movies starring Tom Hanks.

  69. laura ari says

    I love that it was adapted from real life.

  70. kelly Nicholson says

    i like the fact its a inside story of mary poppins a movie in which i grew up with..just dont like tom hanks movie..thats just me

  71. Jenny P. says

    I went to the theater and saw this movie. ..and it was awesome! Now I would love to own it for myself….incredibly eager to see the deleted scenes that you’ve discussed in this blog ….the interaction between the characters are great…I love how they struggle with Pamela on almost every aspect of the story line and the journey they go through to indeed create the story of Mary Poppins. Tom Hanks has never disappointed!

  72. kim says

    I love all the extras that are on the DVD The walt disney studios from Mary Poppins to present, a inside look at the studios etc.

  73. Tara Liebing says

    I want to try the Walt’s Family Chili Recipe.

  74. Lasonda says

    I like Tom Hanks starring in the movie.

  75. Cheryl W. says

    From the Saving Mr. Banks site, I liked the Nanny Song from the video.

  76. Shelley says

    I learned that Walt Disney tried for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins because it was a promise to his daughters.

  77. Fawn H says

    I like the Behind the Scenes Gallery

  78. Denise S says

    I learned that the movie, Mary Poppins was based on a book. I didn’t know that.

  79. Nannypanpan says

    I learned the character dolly is Walt disneys secretary

  80. Desiree Dunbar says

    I like the songs they have on the site from the movie.

  81. Rebecca Parsons says

    I got the Chili recipe on the site that was walts family recipe!

  82. soha molina says

    I like the Mr Banks Activities section, for example the Chili Recipe.

  83. June S. says

    After reading more of these reviews on all the blogging sites I learned that the film Mary Poppins was almost never made. Walt Disney had a very hard time convincing P.L. Travers to help him with the making of the movie.

  84. Julie says

    I loved this movie!!! One of my favorites this year. 🙂

  85. Lisa V. says

    Well, since Tom Hanks is in it, that’s all I need to know. I’ll try any movie he is in.

  86. Amanda Boerst says

    I love the behind the scenes photos and the and Walt’s family chili recipe!

  87. Stephanie Galbraith says

    I like that this is like a story behind the story. It’s interesting.

  88. Jim W. says

    I like that Tom Hanks is in the movie.

  89. Mary Happymommy says

    I learned that it’s based on a true story.

  90. Kimmie Kim says

    I learned that it’s a Disney movie. Would love to watch this!

  91. Mihaela Day says

    I learned that the story was adapted from some real experiences 🙂

  92. kelly tupick says

    I learned that this movie is based on the life of Walt Disney. I love that Tom Hanks is in this movie. He is one of the best actors out there and this is going to be a great movie.

  93. Joanne Schultz says

    I love all the pictures from the movie on the site.

  94. Les Johnson says

    I liked seeing the Behind the Scenes photos of the filming of the movie.

  95. Kristen says

    I like the Nanny Song video.

  96. Erica C. says

    There are deleted scenes to watch.

  97. Kerry G. says

    I like that the soundtrack is available on the website

  98. Jennifer says

    I learned that some of the movie is based on facts.

  99. Christina Sparks says

    Was Directed by John Lee Hancock

  100. barbara wright says

    I liked the video clips. I LOVED that movie and it brought back nice memories!

  101. Tricha says

    Richard Sherman wrote the songs for Mary Poppins

  102. Robin says

    I learned that the movie is different from the book.

  103. Kyl Neusch says

    based on real story

  104. Susan Smith says

    I like the video clips on the site.

  105. tina reynolds says

    I love all the clips from the movie

  106. Kayla says

    I love that Tom Hanks is the star!

  107. amy deeter says

    I like the video clips the videos clips on the site

  108. Jenny says

    I like the video clips on their website, it looks like a movie that my family would enjoy!!

  109. I like that it all worked out in the end and the movie was made. While the movie may not have been completely true to her childhood or the book, it made millions of children happy for decades.

  110. Leanne G says

    I like the “Let’s go Fly a Kite” song. It has always been one of my favorite songs!

  111. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I learned that Disney was always looking forward, looking ahead to see what he could do next.

  112. Kathy Pease says

    I think this looks really good and I love tom hanks and have not seen him act in awhile

  113. I love that they got Tom Hanks to play Walt Disney!

  114. Carolyn Daley says

    I like that Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks.

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