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!“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 and Mrs. Banks never speak to each other in the film.
- Many of the nannies in the large queue of applicants for the job at the start of the film were actually men in drag.
- The houses on Cherry Tree Lane were built on a diminishing scale, getting smaller as the lane progressed.
- 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.
- Walt Disney regarded Mary Poppins (1964) as one of the crowning achievements of his career.
- The planning and composing of the songs took about two-and-a-half years.
- Prior to the 1964 premiere, Walt Disney had not personally attended a studio premiere since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) in 1937.
- Julie Andrews wore a wig in the movie.
- 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.