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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

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P.L. Travers (based upon the "Mary Poppins" stories by) (as PL Travers), 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.
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 »


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

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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:

$171,958,438, 11 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$349,219,485, 11 April 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The team created a new character: the street lamp lighter Jack, played by Lin-Manuel Miranda. See more »

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In a couple of street scenes, road markings of double yellow lines (no parking) are covered over but can be seen if you know where to look. See more »

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Georgie Banks: Father, Aunt Jane, come quick! Quickly!
Michael Banks: [as he and Jane enter from upstairs] What is it, Georgie?
Jane Banks: Did something happen?
Georgie Banks: I was flying the kite, and it got caught on a nanny!
Jane Banks: Whatever are you talking about?
Georgie Banks: [taking Michael by the hand and leading him and Jane downstairs] Come, come look!
Michael Banks: Wait, where did you get that kite?
Georgie Banks: I found it in the park.
[he opens the door to reveal Mary Poppins]
Georgie Banks: *She* kept it from blowing away.
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Trip a Little Light Fantastic
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda with Emily Blunt, Tarik Frimpong, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh, and Leeries
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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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