Picture it – Depression-era London. A now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins who through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
This newest trailer for Mary Poppins Returns below provides us with yet another delightful look at the film and some new music. Its practically perfect in every way!
When you Begin to Lose Your Way – Just Remember – The Magic Always Returns
Mary Poppins Returns is definitely going to be a heart-warming musical that brings the magic of the original Mary Poppins to a whole new generation.
A Little Bit of Mary Poppins Trivia:
♥ When Mary Poppins (1964) was being written, the lead role was offered to Julie Andrews by Walt Disney himself. Andrews told Disney that she was pregnant and couldn’t do the movie. Disney wanted Andrews so much that he postponed the production in order to accommodate Andrews’ pregnancy. When this movie was announced, the history repeated as Emily Blunt was also pregnant and the movie was postponed to accommodate her pregnancy.
♥ The original Mary Poppins film took place four years before World War I. This film takes place a few years before World War II.
♥ The working title, “Mary Poppins Returns,” is a reference to the title of the second Mary Poppins book, “Mary Poppins Comes Back,” released in 1935. Elements from that book were already adapted in the original Mary Poppins (1964), including the scene with the measurement of Jane and Michael, flying kites in the park, the scene with the merry-go-round, etc.
♥ The film will be released 54 years after Mary Poppins (1964), setting a new record as the longest gap between a live-action film and its sequel in history.
♥ In Mary Poppins (1964), Dick Van Dyke he played a duel role as Bert/Mr Dawes Sr; in this film he makes an appearance as Mr Dawes Jr.
♥ Julie Andrews, who portrayed the titular character in Mary Poppins (1964), endorsed the casting of Emily Blunt as her successor, calling it a “wonderful” casting decision. Blunt said it was “lovely” to receive Andrews’ stamp of approval, and actually cried tears of joy when she found out about Andrews’ reaction.
♥ Julie Andrews turned down a cameo appearance, fearing that it would be too distracting. She said, “this is Emily’s show, and I really want it to be Emily’s show.”
In Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS, an all-new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS arrives in theaters everywhere on December 19th!
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