It’s been a long wait for a sequel to one of Disney’s most beloved movie musicals, but the wait is nearly over now. Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns is in the middle of a media junket with the films stars and producers. Word will doubtlessly begin to leak out onto social media about how great the film really is. If you read those accounts, I can tell you they’re not lying.
I can’t give a full review until the embargo is over, but I can tell you I saw the film and that I can’t wait to get back and see it again.
To tide you over until you get a chance to see it, Disney has released a new clip from the movie.
It’s wonderful to see you:
And in case you missed it, here’s the original official trailer:
The movie tells its own story, but is also a loving tribute to the original in the way it includes little things you remember from the original, musical themes, and, of course, the Banks children.
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.
Mary Poppins Returns soars into theatres on December 19!