Get Your First Look At Tom Hanks As Walt Disney In Saving Mr. Banks

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There aren't many studio creators that the average movie-goer could pick out of a line-up, but Walt Disney's look was pretty damn iconic. From the nice suit, to the short and tight haircut to the perfectly manicured mustache, Disney didn't need to be palling around with Mickey Mouse to get noticed. Thus it's a very specific look that Tom Hanks will be trying to capture in the upcoming biopic Saving Mr. Banks, in which the Oscar winning actor plays the film mogul, and it's a look that we have our first shot of today.

Slash Film has found image Tweets from Twitter user/actor Melissa Farley and Imagineering Disney that give us our first look at Hanks in the full Walt Disney costume. You can check out two images below and head over to the source for the first look at Emma Thompson as author P.L. Travers in the same film.

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Currently in production, the movie is being directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) based on a script by Sue Smith and Kelly Marcel. It tells the true story of how Walt Disney (Hanks) worked to convince P.L. Travers (Thompson) to make a feature based on her book Mary Poppins. The fantastic supporting cast includes Colin Farrell, Paul GIamatti, Jason Schwarzman, Bradley Whitford, Kathy Baker, Rachel Griffiths, Ruth Wilson and B.J. Novak. The film will be released by Walt Disney Studios and is expected to be one of next year's big awards contenders, set to be in theaters on December 20, 2013.

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