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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

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Rob Marshall

Writers:

David Magee (screenplay by), David Magee (screen story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Blunt ... Mary Poppins
Lin-Manuel Miranda ... Jack
Ben Whishaw ... Michael Banks
Emily Mortimer ... Jane Banks
Pixie Davies ... Annabel
Nathanael Saleh ... John
Joel Dawson ... Georgie
Julie Walters ... Ellen
Meryl Streep ... Cousin Topsy
Colin Firth ... Wilkins / Wolf
Jeremy Swift ... Gooding / Badger
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ... Frye / Weasel
Dick Van Dyke ... Mr. Dawes, Jr. (as Navckid Keyd)
Angela Lansbury ... Balloon Lady
David Warner ... Admiral Boom
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Storyline

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Written by Disney

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This Christmas, when you lose your way, just remember the magic always returns. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and brief action | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary Poppins 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,523,121, 23 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$171,822,453, 24 March 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$307,822,494, 21 January 2019
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film's biggest singing and dancing number, "Trip a Little Light Fantastic," took two weeks to film, sometimes with up to 50 dancers on screen at the same time. The exteriors of this eight-minute sequence were filmed at Middle Temple in London to enjoy its cobbled streets, arcades, and famous passages. The stage set consisted of five different levels, including a three-story fountain, a bridge, a greenhouse, and 25 hybrid electric and gas streetlights. Five cameras were used to capture the scale of the scene including a fixed camera, two cranes, an aerial camera, and a camera mounted on a traveling dolly. Twenty-eight street lamps equipped with a rotating base and sections adapted to the dance movements were specially created for the number, as well as 18 ladders made of metal, rubber, and balsa. The team also bought 100 BMX that were later aged. See more »

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Mr. Dawes Jr.: You have a suit there, Willy.
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Mr. Dawes Jr.: A little bird told me.
[turns to the Parrot umbrella, winks and Parrot umbrella winks at him back]
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Can You Imagine That
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Emily Blunt with Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, and Nathanael Saleh
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Thank you Mary Poppins for warmly reminding us that anything is possible
20 December 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Mrs. Shullivan and I treated ourselves to a special early Christmas present by attending the opening night of Mary Poppins Returns. Our anticipation for this night was more than just rewarded, we received a very pleasant reminder that although we are more than half a century old we are all still children at heart if we just allow our imaginations to wander as when we were children.

Emily Blunt was perfectly cast as Mary Poppins as was Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack the Lantern lighter. The story line surrounds the now adult Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) who lost his wife just a few years ago and is trying to raise his three (3) young children in the original Banks family home at 17 Cherry Tree Lane. Michael's sister Jane (Emily Mortimer) is single, never married, and has her own apartment while she fights for the rights of the low income workers.

Michael Banks three children are Anabel,John and the youngest Georgie. The three Banks children love their father and sooner than they should have to worry about losing their home through a bank foreclosure , Mary Poppins magically appears. Mrs. Shullivan and I, as well as the rest of the theaters audience let out a noticeable sigh of relief because we realized that the magic of a Walt Disney movie is now upon us, and we were not disappointed in our faith in Mary Poppins. Quite the contrary, the evening was perfect as the films songs were beautiful, the dance numbers choreographed and animated to as many animals as were on Noah's Ark, the cinematography magical and the story of Michael and Jane Banks and the children that warms one's heart.

We especially loved the Banks childrens first afternoon bath with Mary Poppins and their most colorful and animated underworld adventure with song and dreams of a magical world. Just believe and anything is possible!

Loved it! A perfect 10 out of 10!


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