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Review: Disney Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition + Bonus Clips and Film Stills


Finally it's here! Releasing from the Disney Vault in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, creative visionary Walt Disney’s classic shines for the first time on Blu-ray. Starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews in her Academy-Award winning role, and featuring iconic toe-tapping songs including “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” Mary Poppins is a movie experience your family will enjoy again and again. An all-new digital restoration adds even more magic – helping bring the award-winning songs and amazing picture to life like never before. Share the music; share the magic; share the joy of Mary Poppins this holiday on Blu-ray Combo Pack & HD Digital. December 10.

Take a trip down memory lane with film and bonus clips from Mary Poppins' 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack! Get behind the scenes stories from Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins), Dick Van Dyke (Bert), Karen Dotrice (Jane Banks) and composer Richard Sherman!



The Cast: Julie Andrews (The Sounds of Music, Princess Diaries) as Mary Poppins; Dick Van Dyke(TV’s “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” Night at the Museum) as Bert/Mr. Dawes Senior; David Tomlinson (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Love Bug) as Mr. Banks; Glynis Johns (The Court Jester, While You Were Sleeping) as Mrs. Banks; Karen Dotrice (The Gnome-Mobile, Upstairs, Downstairs) as Jane Banks; Mathew Garber (The Gnome-Mobile, The Three Lives of Thomasina) as Michael Banks.


Director: Robert Stevenson (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Love Bug)

Producers: Walt Disney & Robert Stevenson

Writing Credits: Screenplay - Bill Walsh (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Flubber) & Don DaGradi (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Love Bug) based upon the book by P.L. Travers

New Bonus Features: BLU-RAY & HD DIGITAL:

  • Mary-OKE Sing Along – Music from the film with specifically“Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” Step In Time,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and allows viewer to sing-along to animated words that display onscreen in unique ways.
  •  Becoming Mr. Sherman (TBC by theatrical team): Join actor Jason Schwartzman as he sits down for a fun and musical-filled afternoon with Richard Sherman. In the new film, SAVING MR BANKS, Schwartzman portrays the Disney Legend... half of the famous composing team, the Sherman Brothers who wrote all the classic songs from MARY POPPINS, as well as many other favorites. Hear heartwarming, revealing stories about the making of this beloved musical, get more insight on working with Walt Disney, and get a unique sneak peek into SAVING MR BANKS, starring Tom Hanks, and Emma Thompson.
Feature Run Time: Approximately 140 minutes
Rated: G
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Sound: Blu-ray – English: 7.1 DTS-HDMA, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Original Theatrical Mix; Spanish and French: 5.1 Dolby Digital; DVD – English: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Original Theatrical Mix; Spanish and French: 5.1 Dolby DigitalLanguages/Subtitles: English, French & Spanish

Our thoughts:
We already own a very worn Mary Poppins VHS, but haven't watched it in years.
 I almost feel like Mary Poppins is a part of our family, we've seen her so many times. I wish she were my kids nanny, those early years would have been even more magical. It was such a wonderful experience to see this digitally restored and enhanced version on a big screen TV. We could really tell the differences in picture quality and sound quality. We loved hearing our favorite songs again and taking a trip down memory lane with our favorite characters. The park scene and rooftop scene are my absolute favorites and they were made even better digitally enhanced. The colors seemed to jump off the screen with the penguins.
This 50th anniversary edition has lots of new extras that we enjoyed as well as the timeless film. The new Mary-Oke sing along was fun with everyone
 trying to remember the words without reading them on the screen. The bonus feature commentary is very entertaining as well as the trivia.This movie is a Disney classic that is definitely worth purchasing and a practically perfect edition for your Disney movie collection. 

Buy it: please visit your local stores where Disney DVDs and Blu-ray's are sold.  

Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) will be available for purchase starting December 10th, 2013. 


Now for the bonus clips, as promised:

Bonus Clip: Quality to the Studio
Description: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Richard Sherman remember how kindly they were treated on this film and even break into song (and dance)!




Bonus Clip: Dick's Lunchtime Joke
Description: Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke reminisce about Dick' antics when costumed up as Mr. Dawes Senior on the Disney lot.

Bonus Clip: Mary-oke Bonus Feature: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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