When her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
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
Unlike Mary Poppins (1964), this film (or all its live-action footage) was shot in the story's indigenous English setting with natural outdoors; the 1964 original was an entirely indoors film (i.e., even outdoor scenes were shot in the Disney Studio sound stages in Burbank. Similarly, at the same time the 1964 original was being filmed in Burbank, the other 1912-English set musical My Fair Lady (1964) was being filmed in the sound stages of rival Warner Brothers Studio in nearby Glendale. So the close-knit band of "English-type" Hollywood bit players (who played "English" extras) was doubly busy during that summer-fall season of 1963). Some of the post-production work for this new film, however, was done in Hollywood. See more »
When the children are going to the shop and don't have enough money, they mention buying things at 'half-off'. This is an American phrase that would not be used by a child in London who would say 'half price'. See more »
There's a different point of view awaiting you if you just look up.
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The Disney logo castle is set in a London park with lit lamps and has the London skyline in the background, displaying the British landmarks the Tower Bridge and the Big Ben clock tower. See more »
Story line was all over the place. Song's were boring, I wouldn't have minded the movie being that long had it been good, I only stayed because I thought it had to get better boy was I wrong. Mary Poppins movie is supposed to be magical this definitely was not. The only good thing I can take out of it was the few minutes of Dick Van Dyke. So upsetting Disney ruined what could have been a truly wonderful movie.
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