“Mary Poppins Returns” finds our old friends Jane and Michael Banks in need of Mary Poppins once again. This time it’s 30 years later and they have children of their own. They still live in the same home on Cherry Tree Lane, but they’re in danger of losing it to the bank, on top of that, they’ve just experienced a great personal loss. It will take Mary Poppins’ special brand of magic to help them recover joy and meaning in their lives.
The first official trailer for “Mary Poppins Returns” is finally here:
Yes, that’s Dick Van Dyke dancing on a table at age 92. Emily Blunt takes over the role of Mary Poppins from the amazing Julie Andrews, she looks every bit as charming as the magical nanny in this video. Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Jack, a street lamplighter, who will be Poppins’ co-conspirator in helping the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Yes, there will be songs, dancing, and magic and journeys into other animated worlds. All the feel-good buttons are being pressed in this trailer and I’m there for it.
About the film:
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. 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.
This may be just what we need these days. “Mary Poppins Returns” brings its special brand of magic to theaters beginning December 19, 2018.
Off we go!