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    Disney, Hubley, Lantz Animation Named To National Film Registry

    Disney's Mary Poppins, John and Faith Hubley's The Hole, and Walter Lantz - by way of his sequence in the 1930 feature The King Of Jazz - were honored today as national treasures by the Library of Congress.

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    Emma Thompson: Non-Twinkling, Non-Cavorting and Wonderful in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    The encouraging scene in the trailer for Saving Mr. Banks has Emma Thompson as the recalcitrant author P.L. Travers, telling her agent why she does not want Walt Disney to put her heroine on screen. "I know what he'll do to her -- she'll be cavorting and twinkling," she says, with great derision.

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    A Poppins Collectible In Itself

    Several years ago, the Disney company took a page from George Lucas’ playbook and decided to launch its own official fan club, naming it after the year the company’s founder officially set up shop, 1923.

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    Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks,' With Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, Puts an Enjoyable Spin On the 'Mary Poppins' Saga Without Romanticizing Disney

    From its opening "Walt Disney presents" ident onward, John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks" is cloaked in an inescapable veil of "meta."

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    Lesser-Known But Just As Good: Some Other Danny Boyle Films

    Before Danny Boyle was famous, and not long before 28 Days Later came out, I interviewed him, and he said something incredible that I actually believed.  Looking back at his experience directing The Beach, a big-budget fiasco in which the studio insisted he use Leonardo Di Caprio rather th...

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