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Format:
DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
Edition:
45th anniversary ed., [DVD].
Publisher, Date:
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Description:
2 videodiscs (ca. 139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who, with her magical umbrella, flies into the lives of a proper, upper crust Edwardian English banker and his two children. She proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers and, in the process, teaches the family just how much fun life can be.
Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G.
System details:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.66:1, enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions); digitally mastered; dual-layer.
Cast:
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester.
Credits:
Director of photography, Edward Colman ; editor, Cotton Warburton ; music, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman.
Language:
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Original 2.0 theatrical mix) dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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Title appears on resource as: Walt Disney Mary Poppins
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Notes:
Based on the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features: Exclusive look at Mary Poppins on Broadway; never-before-filmed musical comedy; Mary Poppins from page to stage; introduction by production designer Bob Crowley; costume designs.
  
ISBN:
0788894978
9780788894978
Publisher Number:
1004490
Other Number:
271017098
Control Number:
2139767
  
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Long resistant to film adaptations of her Mary Poppins books, P.L. Travers finally succumbed to the entreaties of Walt Disney, and the result is often considered the finest of Disney's personally supervised films. The Travers stories are bundled together to tell the story of the Edwardian-era British Banks family: the banker father (David Tomlinson), suffragette mother (Glynis Johns), and the two "impossible" children (Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber). The kids get the attention of their all-business father by bedevilling every new nanny in the Banks household. Whem Mr. Banks advertises conventionally for another nanny, the kids compose their own ad, asking for someone with a little kindness and imagination. Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews in her screen debut) answers the children's ad by arriving at the Banks home from the skies, parachuting downward with her umbrella. She immediately endears herself to the children. The next day they meet Mary's old chum Bert (Dick Van Dyke), currently employed as a sidewalk artist. Mary, Bert, and the children hop into one of Bert's chalk drawings and learn the nonsense song "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" in a cartoon countryside. Later, they pay a visit to Bert's Uncle Albert (Ed Wynn), who laughs so hard that he floats to the ceiling. Mr. Banks is pleased that his children are behaving better, but he's not happy with their fantastic stories. To show the children what the real world is like, he takes them to his bank. A series of disasters follow which result in his being fired from his job. Mary Poppins' role in all this leads to some moments when it is possible to fear that all her good work will be undone, but like the magical being she is, all her "mistakes" lead to a happy result by the end of the film. In 2001, Mary Poppins was rereleased in a special "sing-along" edition with subtitles added to the musical numbers so audiences could join in with the onscreen vocalists. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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