Kiddie Movie Alert! Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” with Emily Blunt as the beautiful and fun nanny with magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable adventure! Ok folks, I have a small announcement… ItsRobinLoriNOW.com will be adding a “Disney” segment to share all the magic coming your way! Yes, I have two little kiddies who will love this… but I’m also a kid at heart who’s turning cartwheels about this new opportunity! 🙂
Of course the 1964 classic film with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke mesmerized me as a child. This all new sequel certainly celebrates the spirit of the original as Mary Poppins is back to help the NEXT generation of the Banks family find the joy missing in their lives.
Here’s a few more fun facts about “Mary Poppins Returns”… coming to theaters THIS CHRISTMAS!
Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen. Colin Firth plays Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins and last but NOT least… Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy.
The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. 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.
The film is directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by David Magee and screen story by Magee & Marshall & John DeLuca based upon The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are Marshall, DeLuca and Marc Platt with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer and the music is by Marc Shaiman with songs by Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Get a first look at the teaser trailer: