The release date for Saving Mr. Banks on both digital and packaged media is Tuesday, March 18. The Oscar-nominated film starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks will release to all platforms including Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Copy, On Demand, and Disney’s own Disney Movies Anywhere service. Bonus features include “The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present” featurette, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” tribute song to composer Richard Sherman, and three deleted scenes.
All bonus material will be available on the packaged Blu-ray edition, and most included when purchased via Disney Movies Anywhere. But extra content with the purchase of Digital HD copies may vary according to digital vendor. Disney is currently taking pre-orders on Saving Mr. Banks through retailers that include Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Toys R Us.
Disney Movies Anywhere is a cloud-based digital movie service that offers Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies via web browsers or mobile apps.
Last month, Disney launched the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhones, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app lets users select and purchase from a library of over 400 digital titles.
“Saving Mr. Banks” Bonus Materials*:
- The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present (Blu-ray, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere) – 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 & Disney Movies Anywhere) – 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 & Disney Movies Anywhere) – The Sherman Brothers perform a song for Pamela that she is less than thrilled with.
- Pam Leaves (Blu-ray, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere) – After yet another disagreement with Walt, Pamela leaves his office and heads for the airport.
*Digital HD bonus offerings vary by digital retailer