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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:

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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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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:

$171,958,438, 11 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$307,822,494, 21 January 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Like the original, this film includes a sequence combining live-action and traditional hand-drawn animation. The animation sequence was supervised by Jim Capobianco and Ken Duncan. Over 70 animation artists specializing in hand-drawn 2D animation from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and other animation studios were recruited for the sequence. The animated drawings were created using pencil and paper and scanned onto the computer to be digitally inked & painted. Character designer James Woods and animator James Baxter also helped redesign the penguins from the first film. All of the hand-drawn animation was created by Duncan's animation studio, Duncan Studio, in Pasadena, California. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the house is empty a 3 pin BS1363 plug socket can be seen. This standard wasn't introduced until 1947 therefore not correct for a 1930s house. See more »

Quotes

Mary Poppins: Good heavens Annabel, what have you done to your clothes? You could grow a *garden* with that much soil.
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky (Reprise I)
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Dare I Say It??
28 December 2018 | by comedy_claire2001See all my reviews

Ignore the negativity. Ignore the "how dare they mess with a classic?!". And, most definitely, ignore the "unforgettable music".

Mary Poppins Returns is practically perfect in every way. It has great characters, a fantastic score, memorable songs and ... dare I say it? ... a storyline! There are nods to the original without being a carbon copy; but its originality does shine through. It's colourful, it's fun, it made me smile. Don't tell me you all walked out of the cinema in the 60s remembering all the words to "Sister Suffragette" and "Stay Awake". They're cultural songs, that's why they're unforgettable. A couple more watches and you'll be "Looking Up" with "Imagination" and remembering that "nothing's lost forever".

Give it a go... you'll be pleasantly surprised. Oscar for Miss Blunt please :)


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