Friday, September 28, 2012

Diane Disney Miller Sits Down With...Her Dad?

Tom Hanks with Diane Disney Miller (click to enlarge).
The cool picture of the day comes from our good friends at the Walt Disney Family Museum, where Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks paid a visit this afternoon. In this photo posted on the museum's Facebook page, Hanks chats with museum co-founder Diane Disney Miller. In very Forrest Gump fashion, they're on a park bench together, but not just any park bench. This is one of the Griffith Park benches where Diane's father would sit and watch Diane and her sister Sharon ride the merry-go-round as kids. Legend has it that's where Walt dreamed up the idea for Disneyland.

Hanks was no doubt at the museum to do some research on Walt since he'll portray the great man in the upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks. The movie started production earlier this month and will tell the tale of Walt's difficult relationship with Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers (Emma Thompson) and the lengths he went to to get his classic movie made. Hanks is the first actor ever to portray Walt in a dramatic film.

No word yet on whether Hanks offered Diane a box of chocolates.

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