Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s most prized movie: Mary Poppins. I actually have only seen this movie once or twice as a kid so I looked forward to introducing it to Lennox and watching it again with her! We all know so many songs from this movie – so I think it’s so fun that it’s back out of the vault again for the next generation to start to learn! After watching this again, I want to check out the new movie – Mr. Banks – as it is all about Mary Poppins!Mary-Poppins-50-BD-art“Releasing from the Disney Vault in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, creative visionary Walt Disney’s classic shines for the first time on Blu-ray. Starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews in her Academy-Award winning role, and featuring iconic toe-tapping songs including “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” Mary Poppins is a movie experience your family will enjoy again and again. An all-new digital restoration adds even more magic – helping bring the award-winning songs and amazing picture to life like never before. Share the music; share the magic; share the joy of Mary Poppins this holiday on Blu-ray Combo Pack & HD Digital December 10.”

While looking into some fun facts on IMDB I thought I would pull out some of the most interesting facts and share them with you!

mary poppins fun facts

  1. Mary Poppins and Mrs. Banks never speak to each other in the film.
  2. Many of the nannies in the large queue of applicants for the job at the start of the film were actually men in drag.
  3. The houses on Cherry Tree Lane were built on a diminishing scale, getting smaller as the lane progressed.
  4. Matthew Garber was paid 10 cents for every time they filmed the tea party scene. He was afraid of heights, so somebody offered to pay him a “bonus” 10 cents for every take.
  5. Walt Disney regarded Mary Poppins (1964) as one of the crowning achievements of his career.
  6. The planning and composing of the songs took about two-and-a-half years.
  7. Prior to the 1964 premiere, Walt Disney had not personally attended a studio premiere since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) in 1937.
  8. Julie Andrews wore a wig in the movie.
  9. Mary Poppin’s was filmed entirely on sound stages under heavy studio lighting.

Taken from: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058331/trivia

What is your favorite part of Mary Poppins?

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this movie prior to release in return for this post. All facts were taken from IMDB.

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