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Trip A Little Light Fantastic – behind the scenes on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns

There couldn’t be a sequel to Walt Disney’s classic film “Mary Poppins” without a show stopping dance number or two. The biggest by far in “Mary Poppins Returns” is Trip A Little Light Fantastic which comes as the Banks children and Mary Poppins are trying to find their way back to Cherry Tree Lane.

A new featurette trailer from the makers of Returns goes behind the scenes with Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Rob Marshall to share how they pulled off the biggest song-and-dance number of the film:

There’s also a new clip featuring the end of the song:

Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” is nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, 9 Critics’ Choice Awards and AFI’s Top 10 Films of 2018. It’s in theaters now; bring everyone you know and you can trip a little light fantastic together and help get the word out about how fantastic a film it is!

Previously: How the team behind Mary Poppins Returns pulled off the amazing new animation sequence

About the film:

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical, 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.