There are certain things you remember from your childhood. One of my personal memories include the smell of fresh cookies while my sisters and I watched one of our favorite movies ever: Mary Poppins. It’s a film I have since watched hundreds of times, leading me to recently stand in line for nearly an hour at Disney World, waiting for Mary Poppins to make an appearance for that one special picture that turned out to be that and so much more:
Mary Poppins is always my favorite! #PracticallyPerfect
Posted by Dawn Monroe on Sunday, November 19, 2017
We all answer surveys or play games that ask “What is your favorite character from your childhood?” Mary Poppins still stands as my #1 answer, and there’s no doubt she always will! Bringing my love of the film down to my daughter was very important to me, so when we heard Mary Poppins was making a return, both mine and my daughter’s jaw dropped. “Did they just say she’s coming back?!” Hold onto your umbrella, because indeed, they did.
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 theatres everywhere on December 19th!
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