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This 'Mary Poppins' Theory Will Blow Your Mind!

3 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

In celebration of the film's 50th Anniversary, check out this fan theory that might shed new light on this beloved film.

Today the Disney classic Mary Poppins turns 50! The film won five Oscars out of an astounding 13 nominations and was the only Best Picture nomination Walt Disney ever received.

Basically, it's a great film that everyone loves and cherishes across all generations. And we have watched it enough times to uncover 3 insane connections that will totally change the way you see it!

Video: 'Mary Poppins' Child Actress Dishes on Experience

Now, our mind-blowing theory all comes down to this: Mary Poppins was actually Bert's nanny long ago and there is a special reason she returns to Bert's life. Let's break it down!

Connection 1: Marry Poppins Was Actually Bert's Nanny

1. The "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" Song:

Bert sings: "Because I was afraid to speak/When I was just a lad/My father gave me nose a tweak/And told »

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Broadway box office: Andrew Rannells still packs them in for 'Hedwig'

25 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Neil Patrick Harris may have hung up his five-inch pumps, but audiences are still lining up for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. According to figures from the Broadway League, the Tony-winning musical revival took in $648,738 for the week ending Aug. 24—the first with Book of Mormon alum Andrew Rannells in the cross-dressing title role. While that’s a steep drop from Nph’s final week, when the show grossed a whopping $1.14 million, it still represents an enviable 82 percent of the potential earnings for the 1,007-seat Belasco Theatre. (Harris’ star power enabled producers to sell many more “premium” tickets for well above the average price. »

- Thom Geier

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Doctor Who: Deep Breath, identity, and furious mirrors

24 August 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In between all the dinosaur and robot action, the Doctor Who series 8 opener was packed with emotional insights...

Warning: contains spoilers for Doctor Who 8.1 Deep Breath.

“The Doctor is as he has always been and he is also totally different” Peter Capaldi told us in June, just one of the string of riddles he’s been speaking in for the past year. “I know that’s no use to you whatsoever” he laughed, “but it’s true”.

Few will understand that better than Doctor Who fans. Paradox is welded thickly into the show’s machinery: he’s young and old, her future created her past, it’s bigger on the inside… From unearthly children to impossible girls, paradox pervades Doctor Who. And since 2005 at least, so does psychological truth.

Under Russell T. Davies and Steven MoffatDoctor Who has probed the Doctor’s human psychology further than ever. Yes, they »

- louisamellor

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'Kung Fu Panda' Director Takes on 'Noah's Ark' Animated Comedy

20 August 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award-nominated director John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) will direct the company's first CG-animated feature inspired by Noah's Ark, which is slated for completion in 2016.

The animated comedy adventure is inspired by the classic tale, but tells the story from the point of view of the animals. The story follows an outcast aardvark by the name of Gilbert, who becomes the reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfit animals that need to be led to the mighty ark before the impending flood. Along their journey, they band together to conquer unforeseen obstacles, and ultimately, Gilbert discovers within himself the inner strength and ingenuity to prove that in a world of "twos," he was truly destined to be "the one."

Here's what Unified Pictures President Keith Kjarval had to say in a statement.

"John Stevenson is among the finest storytellers and animation filmmakers in the »

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'Kung Fu Panda' Director Takes on 'Noah's Ark' Animated Comedy

20 August 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award-nominated director John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) will direct the company's first CG-animated feature inspired by Noah's Ark, which is slated for completion in 2016.

The animated comedy adventure is inspired by the classic tale, but tells the story from the point of view of the animals. The story follows an outcast aardvark by the name of Gilbert, who becomes the reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfit animals that need to be led to the mighty ark before the impending flood. Along their journey, they band together to conquer unforeseen obstacles, and ultimately, Gilbert discovers within himself the inner strength and ingenuity to prove that in a world of "twos," he was truly destined to be "the one."

Here's what Unified Pictures President Keith Kjarval had to say in a statement.

"John Stevenson is among the finest storytellers and animation filmmakers in the »

- MovieWeb

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Preview: Schedule of the Biggest Film Festivals This Fall

20 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aug. 21-Sept. 1

Montreal World Festival

Celebrating its 38th year with a distinctly Gallic flavor, Mwff will open with “We Love You, You Bastard,” from French director — and longtime festival supporter — Claude Lelouch. Montreal closes with a tribute to another French legend, the late Alain Resnais and his last film, “Life of Riley.” But it’s not all France all the time. The fest is dedicated to the late Latin American literary icon, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and will be developing the new European Films Screening section, along with greater co-production ties with a large Chinese delegation of key industry players.

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Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Telluride Film Festival

Telluride has always been an intimate, casual, carefully curated festival that doesn’t announce its sked until the day before it begins. The festival’s reputation — it has hosted several Oscar winners and nominees over the years — means that cinema lovers don’t mind going in blind. »

- Iain Blair

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Win The Art of John Alvin

18 August 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of The Art of John Alvin on 22nd August, we’ve been given 3 copies of the book to give away.

From diehard sci-fi to beloved kids’ animations, the late John Alvin’s dynamic film posters realized the spell-binding storytelling of almost half a century’s worth of cinematic magic, including legendary films such as The Lion King, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner and Jurassic Park. Titan Books is to publish a comprehensive monograph containing a carefully curated selection of his most iconic pieces.

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 28th August at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random from entries received No cash alternative is available

The usual T&Cs can be found here. Good Luck!

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7 Disney Movies That Were Accused Of Stealing Ideas

16 August 2014 4:16 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Although it would like to be known for its consistently family-friendly approach and ability to squeeze childlike-joy out just about anyone, Disney’s reputation is mired by some less savoury elements.

For years the anti-Semitic views of studio founder Walt (who is, let’s not forget, currently in suspended animation) have been prevalent, while eagle eyed fans have discovered some rather raunchy, ‘accidental’ easter eggs; a nude woman in The Rescuers, dust spelling Sex in The Lion King and a rather phallic looking tower on King Triton’s castle on the VHS cover of The Little Mermaid. And that’s not even getting onto the issue of stealing ideas.

Some of the animation studio’s best loved films have become mired in lawsuits from authors, filmmakers and cartoonists they’ve been accused of flat-out ripping off. Normally the cases are dropped and if not they’re settled »

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38 Things We Learned from the ‘Aladdin’ Commentary

15 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

One of Robin Williams’ most iconic roles was as the Genie in the 1992 Disney film Aladdin. For being a supporting role, he certainly commanding more than his fair share of attention (which got the Mouse House into some trouble when the character’s overt presence in advertising violated his original agreement to do the film for scale). Since the release of Aladdin, Williams became a Disney legend and lent his voice to the character later for the direct-to-video sequel Aladdin and the King of Thieves. Of course, Aladdin represents more than an iconic role for Williams. It was riding the wave of Disney’s second golden age of animation, followed by the record-breaking film The Lion King. For the DVD release in 2004, co-directors John Musker and Ron Clements sat down with co-producer Amy Pell to record a commentary of the film. So much has changed in the last ten years since this was recorded, though »

- Kevin Carr

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Layoffs Hit ‘Planes’ Producer DisneyToon Studios

11 August 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Further cost-cutting at the Walt Disney Co. is having an impact on DisneyToon Studios, the producer of “Planes: Fire & Rescue” and straight-to-video features starring Tinker Bell and the rest of the Disney Fairies.

Of the 60 employees on staff at the Glendale, Calif.-based division of Walt Disney Animation Studios, 16 are being affected by the layoffs and started to be told of the reductions last week, individuals close to the situation confirmed to Variety.

Disney has been eliminating positions at most of its divisions as a way to trim overhead since 2013.

However, DisneyToon Studios also has been hit by a declining home entertainment market, which, while showing signs of a rebound on digital platforms, still hasn’t reached the kinds of levels that made animated direct-to-video prequels or sequels based on Tinker Bell, “Cinderella,” “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Bambi” and “Cars” a considerably lucrative business.

The division did recently score with “Planes, »

- Marc Graser

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8 Lazy Movies That Were Just Copying Better Films

11 August 2014 5:34 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Making movies is hard. We should know – we write articles about them and we imagine actually making them is two, maybe three, times as hard (Ok, maybe a lot more).

There’s so many things to be dealing with, ranging from making sure catering are going to be able to provide a varied diet for the crew and that you have actors who can give the work the depth it requires. Of course, it’s very easy to take the easy route – make a product placement deal with Dominos that sees pizzas delivered to the set every day and hire Nicolas Cage.

The one place you’d imagine films wouldn’t skimp is in the creative department. The purpose of the whole enterprise is, after all, to make something entertaining for the audience. Except too often an overt focus on money takes over and a film simply steals entire swathes »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Sr Geek Picks: Disney Ladies as Jedi, ‘Tmnt’ 2014 Censored, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ GIFs & More

9 August 2014 5:27 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Disney ladies as Jedi; a censored version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014); the season 3 finale of Bad Days featuring Superman; and the broadway cast of The Lion King taking over a NYC subway car to give riders a little surprise. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Censored) – Tmnt 2014

In case you were planning on seeing the new Tmnt movie this weekend, you should watch this uncut directors edition first!

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Lion King's Broadway Cast Surprises NYC Subway Riders with 'Circle of Life' Sing-Along

8 August 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who says morning commutes are mundane? The cast of Broadway's The Lion King recently stepped onto a New York City subway car to give straphangers a stunning surprise. The performers spread throughout the car and blended in with the regular commuters - until they opened their mouths. In the video, people who appear to be random travelers reading books or listening to music suddenly burst into song and fill the train with the sweet sounds of the show's opening number, "Circle of Life." Caught off-guard at first, the other subway riders soon realize they are in the middle of a »

- Kelli Bender, @kbenderNYC

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Lion King's Broadway Cast Surprises NYC Subway Riders with 'Circle of Life' Sing-Along

8 August 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who says morning commutes are mundane? The cast of Broadway's The Lion King recently stepped onto a New York City subway car to give straphangers a stunning surprise. The performers spread throughout the car and blended in with the regular commuters - until they opened their mouths. In the video, people who appear to be random travelers reading books or listening to music suddenly burst into song and fill the train with the sweet sounds of the show's opening number, "Circle of Life." Caught off-guard at first, the other subway riders soon realize they are in the middle of a »

- Kelli Bender

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Revisit 'Jurassic Park' With These Unused Poster Designs For Steven Spielberg's Film

8 August 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With 1993’s red and black stenciled "Jurassic Park" poster, artist John Alvin achieved a triumph of graphic design — a piece so iconic it trumps the actors and CGI monsters themselves in its ability to evoke the spirit of the film. Now you can peruse 13 dino-themed drafts that might have changed the legacy of Steven Spielberg’s classic film forever, had they been selected. Though you may not know Alvin’s name, he was the genius behind some of the most memorable movie posters of all time, including those for "E.T.," "Blade Runner," "Batman" (see an unused concept here), "The Lion King," and "Gremlins." So renowned is he that a 140-page collection of his works, “The Art of John Alvin," is set to be published August 26th. As for their poster of choice, we suppose the proof is in the pudding, with Alvin’s basic design still being used to promote "Jurassic World" three sequels later. »

- Tess Hofmann

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Lion King Cast Surprises Subway Riders With Another Magical Performance: Watch Now!

7 August 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Lion King cast is at it again! Several months after castmates of the hit musical made an impromptu performance on a plane, members of the New York City Lion King cast recently treated subway passengers with a riveting a cappella performance of "The Circle of Life." In a video of the performance, which happened during on a break between a matinee and evening performance, several dozen castmates belt out the powerful tune as riders look on in surprise. Some riders start videotaping the performance on the phone. At the end of the show, the performers high five passengers as they cheer on. Back in April, the Australian cast of The Lion King surprised passengers on a Virgin flight leaving »

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Unused Jurassic Park and Batman Posters Reveal Significantly Different Marketing Campaigns

7 August 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Poster artwork has a tendency to become iconic, though that trend is becoming less frequent in the current era of giant faces and back-to-camera poses.  When you think of certain movies, a very specific poster image comes to mind.  However, sometimes that glorious poster art was one of hundreds of different possibilities and actually came close to never being released, significantly altering the film’s marketing campaign going forward.  Today, a number of unused posters for Jurassic ParkTim Burton’s Batman, and Batman Forever have been unveiled in anticipation of the release of the book The Art of John Alvin, which celebrates poster artwork from artist John Alvin, whose resume also includes Blazing Saddles, E.T, and The Lion King.  The unused Jurassic Park posters and Batman posters are actually pretty fantastic, offering a glimpse at just how differently these films might have been introduced to audiences. Hit the »

- Adam Chitwood

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Over 30 Previously Unseen Posters From Jurassic Park

7 August 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The late cinematic artist John Alvin was responsible for countless iconic movie posters including, but not limited to, Jurassic ParkThe Lion King, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Batman, and more. A collection of his inspiring work, titled The Art of John Alvin will be released August 22 and can be pre-ordered by clicking Here. Sneak peaks from the upcoming book have been released on a variety of sites throughout the day, including a Batman Forever poster that was released on Cbm and can be viewed by clicking Here. Below, I have gathered all of the previously unseen posters from Steven Spielberg's classic Jurassic Park. Enjoy!    via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via IGN via Movies.com via Movies.com via Movies.com via Movies.com via Movies. »

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Exclusive: Over a Dozen Never-Before-Seen 'Jurassic Park' Posters from Famous Artist John Alvin

7 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

From the '70s to the '00s there were two artists who dominated movie posters. One was Drew Struzan, the other was John Alvin. In the past we've celebrated Struzan thanks to newly published collections of his work and today it's Alvin's turn. On August 26, Titan Books is publishing The Art of John Alvin, a handsome, 140-page collection of not only the posters you already know and love, like E.T., Blade Runner, The Lion King and Gremlins, but a treasure trove's worth of works in progress the world never got to see. To help spotlight this wonderful book, Titan Books has given us 13 never-before-seen variants of his Jurassic Park poster to share with you. Each of these is very different than the final version, and yet they tend to have one thing in common. They...

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- Peter Hall

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Check Out Unused Poster Design For Tim Burton's 'Batman'

7 August 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Something must be in the water this week, or maybe people are spending the summer clearing out the (digital) closet. This morning we saw rejected poster designs by legendary artist Saul Bass for Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," and now this afternoon comes another piece of unused art, this time for Tim Burton's "Batman." The one sheet below — which didn't even get to the coloring stage — was created by John Alvin. While he may not have quite the name recognition of Bass, he was hugely respected in his own right, having created memorable posters for "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Blazing Sladdes," "Blade Runner," "Jurassic Park," "Aladdin," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," "Gremlins" and many more. He's done so much in fact, he's the subject of the upcoming book, "The Art of John Alvin," which hits stores later this month (and where »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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