I have already been excited about Mary Poppins Returns for months now, but as of tonight that excitement has spread to the rest of my house. A clip just came on TV while we were catching up on the latest episode of Dancing with the Stars and it’s the first time Mario is seeing it.
I hope he doesn’t see this because he’ll be embarrassed, but he squealed “Oh, oh, oh!” and clapped his hands as it started, then got even MORE enthusiastic when he saw Lin Manuel Miranda is in it. Things came to a climax when Dick Van Dyke appeared on the screen and he got tears in his eyes. If a big, burly guy can get that emotional over the trailer, you just KNOW it is going to be an extra magical movie!
This is the clip we saw, a special look at the music and magic from MARY POPPINS RETURNS. Take a look:
We can’t wait to see this in theaters December 19th. It looks like this new incarnation of Mary Poppins will have been worth the wait!
About Mary Poppins Returns:
In Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS, an all-new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman.
Pre-order the Mary Poppins Returns Soundtrack NOW! It will be available December 7th.
The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS arrives in theatres everywhere on December 19th!
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