Mary PoppinsDirector: Robert Stevenson
Long resistant to film adaptations of her Mary Poppins books, P.L. Travers finally succumbed to the entreaties of Walt Disney, and the result is often considered the finest of Disney's personally supervised films. The Travers stories are bundled together to tell the story of the Edwardian-era British Banks family: the banker father (David Tomlinson), suffragette… See more details below
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Long resistant to film adaptations of her Mary Poppins books, P.L. Travers finally succumbed to the entreaties of Walt Disney, and the result is often considered the finest of Disney's personally supervised films. The Travers stories are bundled together to tell the story of the Edwardian-era British Banks family: the banker father (David Tomlinson), suffragette mother (Glynis Johns), and the two "impossible" children (Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber). The kids get the attention of their all-business father by bedevilling every new nanny in the Banks household. Whem Mr. Banks advertises conventionally for another nanny, the kids compose their own ad, asking for someone with a little kindness and imagination. Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews in her screen debut) answers the children's ad by arriving at the Banks home from the skies, parachuting downward with her umbrella. She immediately endears herself to the children. The next day they meet Mary's old chum Bert (Dick Van Dyke), currently employed as a sidewalk artist. Mary, Bert, and the children hop into one of Bert's chalk drawings and learn the nonsense song "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" in a cartoon countryside. Later, they pay a visit to Bert's Uncle Albert (Ed Wynn), who laughs so hard that he floats to the ceiling. Mr. Banks is pleased that his children are behaving better, but he's not happy with their fantastic stories. To show the children what the real world is like, he takes them to his bank. A series of disasters follow which result in his being fired from his job. Mary Poppins' role in all this leads to some moments when it is possible to fear that all her good work will be undone, but like the magical being she is, all her "mistakes" lead to a happy result by the end of the film. In 2001, Mary Poppins was rereleased in a special "sing-along" edition with subtitles added to the musical numbers so audiences could join in with the onscreen vocalists.screen vocalists.
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Cast & Crew
|Julie Andrews||Mary Poppins|
|Dick Van Dyke||Bert/Mr. Dawes, Sr.|
|David Tomlinson||Mr. Banks|
|Glynis Johns||Mrs. Banks|
|Ed Wynn||Uncle Albert|
|Reginald Owen||Admiral Boom|
|Karen Dotrice||Jane Banks|
|Matthew Garber||Michael Banks|
|Elsa Lanchester||Katie Nanna|
|Arthur Treacher||Constable Jones|
|Reta Shaw||Mrs. Brill|
|Jane Darwell||Bird Woman|
|Cyril Delevanti||Mr. Grubbs|
|Lester Matthews||Mr. Tomes|
|Clive L. Halliday||Mr. Mousely|
|Marjorie Bennett||Miss Lark|
|Alma Lawton||Mrs. Corry|
|Marjorie Eaton||Miss Persimmon|
|Arthur Malet||Mr. Dawes, Jr.|
|Don Barclay||Mr. Binnacle|
|J. Pat O'Malley||Actor|
|Carroll Clark||Production Designer|
|Peter Ellenshaw||Special Effects|
|Hal G. Gausman||Set Decoration/Design|
|Irwin Kostal||Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Emile Kuri||Set Decoration/Design|
|Eustace Lycett||Special Effects|
|Robert Mattey||Special Effects|
|Richard M. Sherman||Score Composer|
|Robert B. Sherman||Score Composer|
|William Tuntke||Production Designer|
|Tony Walton||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Dee Dee Wood||Choreography|
1. Opening Credits
2. Cherry Tree Lane
3. "Sister Suffragette"
4. "The Life I Lead"
5. "The Perfect Nanny"
6. Mary Poppins Arrives
7. "A Spoonful of Sugar"
8. Time for an Outing
9. "Jolly Holiday"
10. Time for Tea
12. "Stay Awake"
13. "I Love to Laugh"
14. A Few Words With Mary Poppins
15. "Feed the Birds"
16. "The Fidelity Fiduciary Bank"
17. "Chim Chim Cher-ee"
18. The Rooftops of London
19. "Step in Time"
20. A Call From the Bank
21. Mr. Banks Is Discharged
22. "Let's Go Fly a Kite"
23. Mary Poppins Departs
24. Closing Credits
Music & More: Disney's Song Selection
Play Individual Songs: "A Spoonful of Sugar"
Play Individual Songs: "Jolly Holiday"
Play Individual Songs: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
Play Individual Songs: "I Love to Laugh"
Play Individual Songs: "Feed the Birds"
Play Individual Songs: "Chim Chim Cher-ee"
Play Individual Songs: "Step in Time"
Play Individual Songs: "Let's Go Fly a Kite"
Play Film With Lyrics on Screen: On
Play Film With Lyrics on Screen: Off
Backstage Disney: Audio Commentary
Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring: Julie Andrews, Karen Dotrice, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman, Dick Van Dyke - On
Newly Recorded Audio Commentary Featuring: Julie Andrews, Karen Dotrice, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman, Dick Van Dyke - Off
Backstage Disney: Poppins Pop-Up Fun Facts
Fun Facts About Mary Poppins Pop Up on Screen as You Watch the Film: On
Fun Facts About Mary Poppins Pop Up on Screen as You Watch the Film: Off
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English 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix
English 2.0 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix
English 2.0 Original Theatrical Stereo Mix
French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
English for the Hearing Impaired
Bambi Special Edition
Pooh's Heffalump Movie
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
The Young Black Stallion
Where the Red Fern Grows
Side #2 -- Bonus Materials
Deleted Song: "Chimpanzoo"
Music & More: A Magical Musical Reunion With Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, & Richard Sherman
Music & More: A Musical Journey With Richard Sherman
Games & Activities: "I Love to Laugh" Set Top Game
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Making of Mary Poppins
Deconstruction of a Scene: Jolly Holiday
Deconstruction of a Scene: Step in Time
Dick Van Dyke Make-Up Test
The Gala World Premiere: The Red Carpet
The Gala World Premiere: The Party
Original Theatrical Teaser Trailer
Original Theatrical Trailer
Julie Andrews' Premiere Gallery
Original TV Spot #1
Original TV Spot #2
1966 Re-issue Trailer
1973 Re-issue Trailer
1973 Re-issue Trailer
Mary Poppins Still Art Galleries
Peter Ellenshaw Paintings
Walt & Friends
Costumes & Make-Up
Bonus Short: "The Cat That Looked at a King"
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