New Free Book Gives Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Making Of “Mary Poppins”

Walt Disney Studios announced the release of Saving Mr. Banks: The Official Multi-touch Book, based on Disney’s upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, in theaters December 20. The book tells the previously untold story of how Walt Disney worked his magic on Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers to obtain the right to her book.

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The Saving Mr. Banks multi-touch book is available for free, only on iBooks at www.iTunes.com/SavingMrBanks

The book includes a forward by Richard Sherman, Academy Award-winning composer; previously unseen correspondence between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers; rare scripts and storyboards from the Disney archives; an interactive timeline of historic Walt Disney Studios milestones; facts and profiles on the key characters in Saving Mr. Banks; and original recordings of the Sherman Brothers performing their hit songs from Mary Poppins.

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The interactive book was created by Apple’s digital book creation app, iBooks Author.

Using Apple’s iBooks Author, the UK digital agency, Brandwidth was able to include video, audio and multi-touch interaction to create a robust storytelling experience. 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.

Be sure to get your free copy today!

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