The author of Mary Poppins hated Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the movie.

Van Dyke told TMZ on Wednesday he's excited about Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney in an upcoming movie about the making of "Mary Poppins."

He also said there was some serious drama behind the scenes, with author P.L. Travers battling Disney for years before begrudgingly allowing him to make the film.

"She didn't want to do it," Van Dyke said. "She just hated the idea. She hated Julie (Andrews) and she hated me."

Who hates Dick Van Dyke?

Travers apparently hated the movie so much, she put it in her will that no Americans shall ever be granted permission to work on a Poppins project ever again.

She was probably just mad because over that whole American Revolution thing.

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