Own The Timeless Classic For The First Time on Blu-ray December 10, 2013
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.
It is hard to believe that Mary Poppins came out 50 years ago! I just love that Disney is remastering the classics and re-releasing them so that younger generations can enjoy them. I will admit that I had never seen Mary Poppins before receiving this DVD. One time about 22 years ago it was on TV and my brother and I begged to stay up and watch it. My mother said no and she told us she would rent the tape for us at a later time. We cried and argued but to no avail...we went to sleep having not seen Mary Poppins. Years went by and we never rented it either. At the video rental store she would ask us if we wanted her to rent that movie or some other movie that just came out. We always picked the other movie and now over the years it is a running family joke that my mother never let us watch Mary Poppins. I have officially seen it now and I absolutely love it. I can see now why it is considered a Disney classic.
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
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.
This would be the perfect DVD to add to any collection. Kids and adults alike love this movie. I am saving it to show my daughters on our next family movie night. They will be so excited to meet new and exciting characters and they can see that animation and live action blended together can still be a fun movie to watch! The songs are so great that I catch myself singing them to myself when I am all alone. Bring a little magic into your homes this holiday season!
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