Walt Disney Studios is celebrating its new film about its own history with Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-touch Book. Walt Disney spent 20 years trying to persuade author P.L. Travers to allow him to make a movie based on her book, “Mary Poppins.” This interactive ebook includes a foreword by Academy Award-winning composer Richard Sherman; never-before-seen correspondence between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers; rare storyboards and scripts from the Disney archives; a timeline of historic Walt Disney Studios milestones; original recordings of the Sherman Brothers performing their “Mary Poppins” hit songs; facts and profiles on the key characters in “Saving Mr. Banks”—all created by Apple’s digital book creation app, iBooks Author.
The “Saving Mr. Banks” book is available for free, exclusively on iBooks at www.iTunes.com/SavingMrBanks. Readers can watch interviews featuring the cast and filmmakers, browse extensive photo galleries and explore the original storyboards and concept art—all in full retina detail. ‘Mary Popovers’ deliver fascinating facts throughout the book.