Instead there was this strong willed adult woman (Emma Thompson) and Walt Disney himself (of course played by Tom Hanks). The movie is all about how Walt Disney bought and had Mary Poppins made into a movie. Emma Thompson plays the author P.L. Travers. P.L. Travers does not want the book made into a movie for various reasons you will find out when you watch the movie.
It was a really good movie, although a bit slow for a Saturday night after going out to dinner. I managed to stay awake but just barely!
I recommend this movie.