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Tom Hanks to play Walt Disney

Discussion in 'Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Mouse' started by moconnell57, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. moconnell57

    moconnell57 Active Member

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    The Disney Company is producing a movie based on Mary Poppin's author P.L Travers life and the making of Mary Poppins. In the moive the role of PL Travers will be portrayed by Emma Thompson and the role of Walt Disney will be portrayed by Tom Hanks. What does everyone think of this casting?
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    WDWmazprty Well-Known Member

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    Interesting choice to play Walt Disney.
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    steviej Well-Known Member

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    I think he'll do good looking like him, but Tom Hanks has a very distinct voice, that is nothing like Walt's, hopefully he's able to get that in gear, cause if he can, i think he'll be an amazing Walt
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    RonAnnArbor Well-Known Member

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    Note: in a movie about PL Travers and Mary Poppins the movie, Walt is going to be in about two scenes...I wouldn't worry too much about who is playing him...
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    I thought the movie was about Walt trying to get the film rights for Mary Popins I hope I'm not wrong because if so my interest level went down for it
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    Thats actually a perfect casting. I see him doing a great job. Funny as it may sound i myself look like a young version of Walt.
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    Now we just need Tim Allen to portray Roy. Awesome.
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    thats perfect. he doesnt sound like him and maybe doesnt even look like him, but his "vibe" is exactly the same - perfect fit!

    he has passed, but my grandfather would have been PERFECT. they looked exactly the same. i think thats one of the reasons i love walt :)
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    ExtinctJenn Well-Known Member

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    I sat here trying to hear Walt's words through Tom Hanks' mouth and y'know I think it is a good casting. He's a fantastic actor and really puts everything he has into becoming the character he is portraying. I think even vocally they are similar (sure not exact) but it would be a real match if Hanks can pull off the "accent" as well.
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    Matt7187 Well-Known Member

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    Tom hanks is my favorite actor and Walt is my idol, so im geeking out right now!!
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    Ditto!!!! Tom could adapt to portray anyone!! He's amazing!!
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    Jon Stewart mentioned T.Hank's mustache during the Night of Too Many Stars and said he *hoped* it was for a role. lol

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