One of the classic family films of all time, Mary Poppins, has been given a sequel and will release before Christmas. Here’s a First Peek at Mary Poppins Returns and what else is there to say but Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious!
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Mary Poppins is a personal favourite in our house, just because of the fun story and the songs and Dick Van Dyke’s bad cockney accent! So I can’t wait to see what the sequel is like – I hope they have done the original justice!
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The Cast of Mary Poppins Returns is Stellar
The cast of the new movie is fantastic including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer and Colin Firth amongst others.
In the sequel, it is 1932 and the boy, Michael Banks, has grown up and, helped by his sister Jane, is bringing up children of his own, in the absence of their mother.
“Mary Poppins Returns” stars Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure.
Lin-Manuel Miranda (rapper and creator of Hamilton) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light and life to the streets of London.
Julie Walters appears as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins.
Ben Whishaw is Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer Jane Banks and Meryl Streep plays Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy.
The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson.
And wait for it! Angela Lansbury (yes Angela Lansbury!) appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books. Dick Van Dyke makes a reappearance as Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank.
You have to agree it all sounds “practically perfect”!
The new Mary Poppins Returns movie is similar to the original in that it includes both live action and animated scenes. The movie is set for a pre-Christmas release.
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