Tom Hanks as Walt Disney: first look

Actor snapped on set of Saving Mr. Banks

Tom Hanks has been snapped in character as Walt Disney on the set of Saving Mr. Banks.

Twitter user Melissa Farley caught the photo of Hanks as filming was taking place at Disneyland.

It’s easy to imagine Hanks mastering the avuncular charm we expect this filmic version of Disney to possess. In fact, with his side parting, ‘60s suit and tiny moustache, we’ve already got an inkling that Hanks could be a shoo-in for Supporting Actor nods come early 2014. Just a hunch.

The film looks at the troubled production of Mary Poppins, with the focus aimed squarely at Poppins novelist PL Travers (with flashbacks to her Australian youth expected).

Emma Thompson plays Travers, with Colin Farrell and Paul Giamatti co-starring.

Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), Saving Mr. Banks opens in the US on 20 December 2013.

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    • ilikescifi

      Nov 7th 2012, 12:38

      wow that's pretty much the same premise as the two (?) Alfred Hitchcock films about to be released. It's like hollywood is trying to reinvent its own mythology

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    • hawleygriffin

      Nov 7th 2012, 21:05

      Has Hanks porked up for this role , as i dont recall seeing WD with a chubby face in any of the photos or movies he presented , maybe this pics just at a bad angle ?

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 7th 2012, 22:05

      They finally let Uncle Walt out of the fridge.

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    • chrysler

      Nov 7th 2012, 22:32

      it would be a brilliantly twisted ending if he was frozen and then brought into some storehouse under disneyland (cue the music from raiders of the lost ark).

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 8th 2012, 6:20

      Hanks has just gotten fat over these past couple years, I can't blame him he's earned the right to relax.

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