Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary
Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary disc comes on out on Blu-Ray on December 10, 2013! And this movie is just as good as I remember it, maybe even better. Now that Saving Mr. Banks is coming to theaters the story of Mary Poppins will come to life once more for many more generations for years to come. It has been released from the Disney vaults (Yes, They EXIST!!) to celebrate their 50th year anniversary.
“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game!!” – Julie Andrews as ‘Mary Poppins’ in Mary Poppins
Julie Andrews will always be remembered for her role as Mary Poppins, and Dick Van Dyke absolutely shines as Bert the Chimney Sweep. Van Dyke also plays the senior officer of the bank – and has his very best scene where he realizes that the punchline – “A wooden leg named Smith” – is funny. Andrews won an Academy Award for Mary Poppins, and the movie also won Best Visual Effects, and Best Music Score, as well as Best Song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”).
This is the far better, two-disc, 40th anniversary edition that not only restores everything to digital quality, but adds a second disc of deleted scenes (and a song!), commentary, and many other cool new features. Look for the new 40th anniversary DVD edition – it’s worth waiting for!
It’s just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
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Mary Poppins is turning 50!!
Mary Poppins is turning 50!!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary Edition of the beloved classic, “Mary Poppins,” on Blu-ray Combo Pack & HD Digital December 10th! Enjoy a spoonful of all-new digital restoration in this musical number that’ll make you want to tap your feet! Bonus features include singing “Mary-OKE” with the award winning music from the film! This is still my mom’s favorite Disney film and let me tell you if I have watched it 100 times I’ve watched it 1,000!! But one thing is for sure is I’m ready to watch it again!!
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