Well have I got some supercalifragilisticexpialidocious news for you! Take that spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, and get ready for it because Mary Poppin’s is returning to theaters.
Being on the Disney PR list is exciting, mainly for the fact I get a heads up when the newest releases are coming out, and this one in particular brings me right back to being a child. Disney’s 1964 film MARY POPPINS is making a comeback, and it’s going to star Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. It’ll also be starring Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.
The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury (who remembers her from the 80s show, ‘Murder She Wrote’? I used to watch that all the time with my Dad!).
The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael and Jane are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen, living on Cherry Tree Lane.
After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack, uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).
MARY POPPINS RETURNS will be released in U.S. theaters on December 25, 2018!