Mary Poppins Returns Blu-ray/DVD Fun Facts & 'Mary's Arrival' Video Clip

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To celebrate the release of Disney’s "Mary Poppins Returns" on Digital 4K Ultra HD/HD, Movies Anywhere, Blu-ray and DVD, I'm sharing these (10) fun facts about the film, along with a video clip.



Mary Poppins Returns: Fun Facts



  • All the animation in “Mary Poppins Returns” is two dimensional and hand-drawn/hand-painted, just as it was in the first film.
  • Approximately 70 animators (ranging in age from the late ‘20s to the late ‘60s) worked on the animated sequences in the film, some even coming out of retirement just to work on the sequel to such a beloved title.
  • The tail of the kite with which Mary Poppins arrives in “Mary Poppins Returns,” is the actual suffragette sash worn by Mrs. Banks (Glynnis Johns) in the first film.
  • Each costume worn by Emily Blunt features a bow at the neck of the blouse. The bows, which vary in color and size, are a nod to Tony Walton’s work in the first film.
  • Photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Banks (David Tomlinson and Glynnis Johns) are displayed on the fireplace mantel in the Banks’ home.


  • Gille, Georgie Banks’ toy giraffe, is named after director/producer Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca’s beloved dog.
  • Reproductions of several toys from the nursery in the Banks’ home in the first film are visible in the Banks’ attic in “Mary Poppins Returns,” including a St. Paul’s snow globe, a jack-in-the-box and wooden blocks that spell out Mary Poppins.
  • The white marble-topped table in the entryway of the Banks’ home is from the first film and currently resides at Club 33, Disney’s members-only club in New Orleans Square at the Disneyland Resort.
  • The set for cousin Topsy’s Fix It Shop constructed on C Stage, which took seven months to build, was the most difficult and time consuming for the props department to complete. Because the shop is turned upside down when Mary Poppins and the Banks’ children come to visit, each of the more than 538 props used for set decoration had to be hollowed out and secured with bolts and screws to hold in place.
  • Eight soundstages at Shepperton Studios were used to build and house the astounding practical sets, including those for: Cherry Tree Lane, Topsy’s Fix-It Shop, the top of the tower and the clock of Big Ben and the interiors of the Banks’ home (the nursery, entry stairway, study, kitchen, living room, bathroom and attic). The Cherry Tree Lane set on H Stage was the largest, taking 18 weeks to complete

The sequel is based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers and features a sing-along version and never-before-seen bonus features.

Mary Poppins Returns | Mary's Arrival



Bonus material explores the making of “Mary Poppins Returns,” going behind the scenes with the star-studded cast and crew who collaborated to make even the impossible possible. Extensive extras include a trip down Cherry Tree Lane with original cast member Dick Van Dyke, a sing-along version including the heartfelt Academy Award®-nominated “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” bloopers, deleted scenes, a deleted song and filmmaker commentary.


SYNOPSIS

“Mary Poppins Returns,” Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) — just a child when Mary Poppins first visited 17 Cherry Tree Lane — is now a grown man raising his children Annabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh) and Georgie (Joel Dawson) with help from his sister Jane (Emily Mortimer). Times are tough in Depression-era London but the winds begin to change and the enigmatic governess, whose unique magical skills can turn any ordinary task into a fantastic adventure, enters the lives of the Banks family once again, having not aged a single day.

Teaming up with an old friend, Jack, they take the Banks children on a series of whimsical adventures, encountering colorful characters like Mary’s eccentric Cousin Topsy (Streep), Jack’s lovable band of leeries and bank executives William Weatherall Wilkins (Colin Firth) and Mr. Dawes Jr. (Van Dyke) — bringing life, love and laughter back into the home.

Bonus features include*:

BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD:

  • Deleted Song—“The Anthropomorphic Zoo” - In this early song sequence, Mary Poppins and the children visit a very special zoo where the humans and animals trade places.
  • The Practically Perfect Making of “Mary Poppins Returns” - Join filmmakers and cast on an amazing journey to embrace the legacy of the original film while making a fresh modern sequel.
    • Introduction - Filmmakers and cast remember the first Mary Poppins movie and share the thrill of working on “Mary Poppins Returns.”
    • “(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky” - Discover how the team mined PL Travers' books for a fresh perspective on a much-loved character. Plus, meet the Banks children!
    • “Can You Imagine That?” - Be on location for Mary's iconic entrance from the sky, and explore the movie's original songs, inspired by the Sherman Brothers.
    • “Nowhere to Go but Up” - Experience being on set with the legendary Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury, and celebrate the joy of choosing the right balloon!
  • Seeing Things From a Different Point of View”: The Musical Numbers of “Mary Poppins Returns” - Go behind the scenes and experience the film's production numbers from a new angle.
    • “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” - Led by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the cast performs the film's biggest production number, with dancing lamplighters, bicyclists and more!
    • “The Royal Doulton Music Hall” / “A Cover Is Not the Book” - Find out what it takes to create two musical extravaganzas inside an animated world, highlighted by dancing animated penguins!
    • “Turning Turtle” - Mary's eccentric cousin, Topsy Turvy, played by Meryl Streep, has an unusual house that turns this musical number upside-down.
    • “Can You Imagine That?” - Dive under the bubbles with the cast and crew to see how this exuberant number was created.
  • Back to Cherry Tree Lane: Dick Van Dyke Returns – Dick Van Dyke, who played Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr. in the first film, returns after 54 years to Cherry Tree Lane as Mr. Dawes Jr.
  • Practically Perfect Bloopers – There's nowhere to go but up with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of flubs, goofs and prop fails!
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Leaving Topsy’s – After their visit to Cousin Topsy, Mary, Jack and the children pause to take a look back.
    • “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” – The leeries light up the screen in this extended clip from the movie's biggest musical production.
  • Play Movie in Sing-Along Mode – Sing along with all your favorite songs as you watch the movie.

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:

  • Play Movie with Audio Commentary – Watch the film with commentary by director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca.

Mary Poppins Returns | Bonus Trailer


Directed by Academy Award winner Rob Marshall, who helmed screen adaptations of “Chicago,” “Nine” and “Into the Woods,” and starring Emily Blunt, Golden Globe®-nominated for her role as practically-perfect nanny Mary Poppins, and award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda as charming lamplighter Jack.

Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” has had audiences dancing in their seats and critics singing its praises, earning Academy Award® nominations for best original song, best original score, best costume design and best production design.

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39 comments

  1. I learned that The white marble-topped table in the entryway of the Banks’ home is from the first film and currently resides at Club 33, Disney’s members-only club in New Orleans Square at the Disneyland Resort. I thought that was a neat fact. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  2. A lot of reproductions of toys from the nursery in the first film were in the attic of the 2nd film

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  3. I liked this fun fact: Approximately 70 animators (ranging in age from the late ‘20s to the late ‘60s) worked on the animated sequences in the film, some even coming out of retirement just to work on the sequel to such a beloved title.

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  4. It was directed by Rob Marshall :)

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  5. I learned the white marble-topped table in the entryway of the Banks’ home is from the first film and currently resides at Club 33, Disney’s members-only club in New Orleans Square at the Disneyland Resort. So cool!

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  6. I liked learning that it was directed by the same director that did Into The Woods.

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  7. I enjoyed learning that ick Van Dyke, who played Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr. in the first film, returns after 54 years to Cherry Tree Lane as Mr. Dawes Jr.

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  8. It's incredible that it took 70 animators.

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  9. The photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Banks (David Tomlinson and Glynnis Johns) are displayed on the fireplace mantel in the Banks’ home.

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  10. Reproductions of several toys from the nursery in the Banks’ home in the first film are visible in the Banks’ attic in “Mary Poppins Returns,” including a St. Paul’s snow globe, a jack-in-the-box and wooden blocks that spell out Mary Poppins.

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  11. I liked the Fun fact that the tail of the kite with which Mary Poppins arrives in “Mary Poppins Returns,” is the actual suffragette sash worn by Mrs. Banks (Glynnis Johns) in the first film.

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  12. The fun fact about the kite tail being the suffragette sash from the first movie.

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  13. The white marble-topped table in the entryway of the Banks’ home is from the first film!

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  14. there coming back with toys we had as kids

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  15. I like that they use Dick Van Dyke

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  16. I like that Eight soundstages at Shepperton Studios were used to build and house the astounding practical sets

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  17. I really liked that Gille, Georgie Banks’ toy giraffe, is named after director/producer Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca’s beloved dog.

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  18. I love that they kept all the animation two dimensional in the new film to keep it traditional like the first film. I can't wait to see it.

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  19. I liked this fun fact: "The tail of the kite with which Mary Poppins arrives in “Mary Poppins Returns,” is the actual suffragette sash worn by Mrs. Banks (Glynnis Johns) in the first film."

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  20. I love that the animation sequences remained all 2D and hand-drawn like the original and that some of the older animators even came out of retirement to work on it with so many other talented animators. Makes it that much more special!

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  21. The reproduction of the toys used in the original! Patricia

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  22. All the animation in “Mary Poppins Returns” is two dimensional and hand-drawn/hand-painted, just as it was in the first film.

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  23. 0I was surprised that eight soundstages at Shepperton Studios were used!

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  24. I learned it took 70 animators. Which is crazy!

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  25. I enjoyed learning about the reproductions of several toys from the nursery.

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  26. I liked that they reproduced several toys from the nursery.

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  27. The building of the upside down set.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  28. I loved all the facts! Especially that The white marble-topped table in the entryway of the Banks’ home is from the first film! I love anything that links the 2 films!

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  29. That Rob Marshall was the director. Very fun

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  30. I love this: Each costume worn by Emily Blunt features a bow at the neck of the blouse. The bows, which vary in color and size, are a nod to Tony Walton’s work in the first film.

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  31. I learned that Dick Van Dyke reprises his role after all of these decades. That's remarkable.

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  32. I learned that 70 animators worked on this movie, including some who came out of retirement just to work on this film!

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  33. There were 8 sounding sets used to build the sets that were used.

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  34. Academy Award® nominations for best original song, best original score, best costume design and best production design.

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  35. I can’t believe all of the animations were hand drawn or hand painted!

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  36. The animations are all 2D and hand-drawn in this movie as well.

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  37. I learned that it took 70 animators..Wow what a fun job...

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