In the opening scenes for the trailer “Saving Mr. Banks,” audiences may notice a familiar sight: the old terminal at LA/Ontario International Airport, dressed up as an LA area airport.
The movie, which stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, detailing the making of the 1964 production of “Mary Poppins.” Thomspon stars as P.L Travers – author of the children’s classic, who is being convinced by Walt Disney (Hanks) to turn the novel into a movie.
In the trailer, Thompson is seen wlecomed “to the City of Angeles,” by her driver (not sure if it is meant to be LAX or Burbank). Filming for the movie was said to have occurred in October.
From what I’ve read, the movie is generating a lot of buzz and was just selected to close the 2013 London Film Festival. The movie won’t be released until December, but here is the trailier
Those attending D23 in Anaheim today were shown new footage of movie.
This is not the first time ONT has served as a backdrop on the big screen – “Moneyball”, “Hangover 2″, and Oscar-winner “Argo” are just some of the recent movies that have filmed scenes at ONT. Not to mention the countless of commercials and television shows that have also chosen the Inland airport.
Here’s a story from earlier this year which examines ONT’s popularity for filming.