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We received a copy of this classic film to check out for ourselves. My kids had never seen Mary Poppins before, so they were definitely excited since they absolutely adore anything and everything Disney.
And of course, the best part of the movie is the message it gives about the importance of love, family, and fun! The only problem? My kids now wish that they had a Mary Poppins of their own to make their chores magically get done.
Here's more info about the film:
Talent: Julie Andrews (The Sounds of Music, Princess Diaries) as Mary Poppins; Dick Van Dyke (TV’s “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” Night at the Museum) as Bert/Mr. Dawes Senior; David Tomlinson (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Love Bug) as Mr. Banks; Glynis Johns (The Court Jester, While You Were Sleeping) as Mrs. Banks; Karen Dotrice (The Gnome-Mobile, Upstairs, Downstairs) as Jane Banks; Mathew Garber (The Gnome-Mobile, The Three Lives of Thomasina) as Michael Banks.
Director: Robert Stevenson (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Love Bug)
Producers: Walt Disney & Robert Stevenson
Writing Credits: Screenplay - Bill Walsh (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Flubber) & Don DaGradi (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Love Bug) based upon the book by P.L. Travers
Release Date: December 10, 2013 (Direct Prebook: 10/15; Distrib. Prebook: 10/29)
U.S. Packaging: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD +eCopy), DVD + eCopy & HD Digital
New Bonus Features:
BLU-RAY & HD DIGITAL:
· Mary-OKE’s – New piece highlights popular music from the film, specifically “Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” Step In Time,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and allows viewer to sing-along to animated words that display onscreen in unique ways.
· Becoming Mr. Sherman (TBC by theatrical team): Join actor Jason Schwartzman as he sits down for a fun and musical-filled afternoon with Richard Sherman. In the new film, SAVING MR BANKS, Schwartzman portrays the Disney Legend... half of the famous composing team, the Sherman Brothers who wrote all the classic songs from MARY POPPINS, as well as many other favorites. Hear heartwarming, revealing stories about the making of this beloved musical, get more insight on working with Walt Disney, and get a unique sneak peek into SAVING MR BANKS, starring Tom Hanks, and Emma Thompson.
Feature Run Time: Approximately 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Sound: Blu-ray – English: 7.1 DTS-HDMA, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Original Theatrical Mix; Spanish and French: 5.1 Dolby Digital; DVD – English: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Original Theatrical Mix; Spanish and French: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages/Subtitles: English, French & Spanish