You should ask my brothers which childhood movie is my all-time favorite. I guarantee they’d both get it right. We didn’t have a VCR player growing up so we’d go to Video Update and rent one. Each of the kids were allowed to choose one movie. I always – and I mean always – chose Mary Poppins.
My brothers (six and eight years older) grew quite tired of the musical feature but to this day I could watch it over and over again. I was so excited when I was asked to share news of the Disney vault release with you!
My all-time favorite Mary Poppins scene is when Mary (Academy Award winning, Julie Andrews) and Bert (Dick Van Dyke) jump into a chalk painting on the sidewalk and are suddenly in an animated world. I especially loved the carousel horses! This combination of both live action and animated film was mesmerizing and oh so much fun.
Check out a behind-the-scenes peak at the making of Mary Poppins and the advanced technology of its day!
The Story of Mary Poppins on Disney Video
I can’t wait to share this Disney classic with my family for years to come. Name a tune, you can’t go wrong. Mary Poppins is filled with such joy and laughter alongside the beautiful message of love within a family. If you haven’t yet seen it (GASP!), I encourage you to take advantage of this 50th Anniversary Edition, released for the first time on Blu-ray, while you can! It includes never-before-seen special features!
BLU-RAY & HD DIGITAL:
• Mary-OKE’s – New piece highlights popular music from the film, specifically “Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” Step In Time,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and allows viewer to sing-along to animated words that display onscreen in unique ways.
• Becoming Mr. Sherman (TBC by theatrical team): Join actor Jason Schwartzman as he sits down for a fun and musical-filled afternoon with Richard Sherman. In the new film, SAVING MR BANKS, Schwartzman portrays the Disney Legend… half of the famous composing team, the Sherman Brothers who wrote all the classic songs from MARY POPPINS, as well as many other favorites. Hear heartwarming, revealing stories about the making of this beloved musical, get more insight on working with Walt Disney, and get a unique sneak peek into SAVING MR BANKS, starring Tom Hanks, and Emma Thompson.
Preorder online here. Look for it starting December 10, 2014 at retailers nationwide..
Disclosure: I received a sample however all thoughts remain my own.