Julie Andrews: ‘Mary Poppins’ Almost Returned Long Ago

Though film legend Julie Andrews won an Oscar for the original Mary Poppins, she’s not part of the new sequel, Mary Poppins Returns. There was once talk of her joining a sequel to the Disney classic, but it wasn’t this one — it was a movie that was considered a long time ago. (Click on the media bar below to hear Julie Andrews)

Mary Poppins Returns, which does feature her original co-star, Dick Van Dyke, is playing in theaters now.

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With ‘Mary Poppins,’ Childhood Dreams Come True For Emily Blunt

Over the past five decades, plenty of young girls have watched Mary Poppins and dreamed of what it would be like to hold that magical umbrella. Now, one of those girls is actually getting the chance to do it: Emily Blunt, who stars in Mary Poppins Returns, watched the movie when she was a little girl, and it was an experience she’ll never forget.

 

Mary Poppins Returns is playing now in theaters.

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‘Poppins’ Culture Suits Lin-Manuel Miranda Just Fine

Mary Poppins Returns has something the original never had — Lin-Manuel Miranda. The multimedia star and Hamilton creator loved the look and feel of Mary Poppins, so he’s proud to be part of the sequel. He told us the new movie carries on the whimsical spirit of the first, and that’s something we could all use these days.

Mary Poppins Returns opens in theaters next Wednesday.

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Can Mary Poppins Save The World? Emily Blunt Thinks So!

Today’s society is looking for a true leader, somebody who can reach out to everybody — young and old, rich and poor — and bring them all together. Could that somebody be … a nanny with a magical umbrella? Emily Blunt thinks so. The star of Mary Poppins Returns says there’s a real need right now for the kind of emotional bonding experience her movie can provide. (Click on the media bar below to hear Emily Blunt)

 

Mary Poppins Returns opens in theaters on December 19.

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Emily Blunt: ‘Mary Poppins’ Effects Really Are Special

When the original Mary Poppins was filmed more than 50 years ago, modern CGI computer-created special effects didn’t yet exist. Things have come a long long way since then. But, in keeping with the spirit of the original film, the new sequel was made with as little CGI as possible. Instead, it relied on old-fashioned movie-making magic, and Emily Blunt says the decision to keep things organic affected not just the look of the movie, but also the feel of it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Emily Blunt)

 

Mary Poppins Returns opens in theaters on December 19.

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