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Photos: Tom Hanks Plays Walt Disney In Movie Now Filming at Disneyland

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Disneyland rarely lets movie productions in the famous theme park for filming, but when the movie is about the real-life events behind a famous Disney flick, and stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney himself, Mickey's playground is ready for action.

The movie is "Saving Mr. Banks," which is about the making of the 1964 classic "Mary Poppins." In addition to Hanks as Disney, the film stars Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, the scribe who wrote the original "Poppins" novel. Other well-known names in the cast include Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Jason Schwartzman, Rachel Griffiths, and Bradley Whitford.

It's been a while since a movie was shot at Disneyland, elaborates the OC Register, who point out: "The last time that Disneyland allowed a movie shoot was for the 1996 film, 'That Thing You Do,' which also starred Hanks."

Hanks, Thompson, and Giamatti made quite a stir filming at Disneyland this week, and these photos are among the first released from the Magic Kingdom set.