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This 1964 film won Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Song & Best Special Visual Effects. Producer Walt Disney considered Mary Poppins his highest achievement throughout a career that earned him more Oscars than anyone else (hundreds). The musical score by Disney's composers Richard & Robert Sherman include unforgettable songs:
"A Spoonful of Sugar," "Chim Chim Cheree," "Feed the Birds,"
"Let's Go Fly a Kite," & "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."
Mary Poppins is among the greatest children's films I've ever seen. Mary Poppins (soprano Julie Andrews) is a perfect nanny with special powers. The VHS includes a near flawless mix of live action & animation. The film's musical score is superb, as well. The script, based on P.L. Travers book, is meticulous.
Beginning with a British mother & father (Johns & Tomlinson), who decide to place an ad for another nanny for their 2 precocious children, Jane & Michael Banks (Dotrice & Garber), the children write their own ad, which their father tears up & burns in their fireplace. The pieces mysteriously ascend up the chimney flue & into the hands of Mary Poppins. The next day, she glides down from the sky by way of her magic umbrella answering the children's ad. The magic of the film begins almost immediately.
Poppins (Andrews) is no typical nanny. The children can't outdo her as they have every other nanny, for one thing. To captivate their wild imaginations, Poppins takes them on magical adventures even as she teaches the Banks children British etiquette. Bert (Van Dyke) the chimney sweep accompanies Poppins & the children on a holiday to a an animated world with penguins, who serve tea on a carousel with live horses. They meet Uncle Albert (Wynn), whose laughter causes everyone to levitate. Jane Darwell plays her final role as the most beloved Bird Lady who captures Michael's conscience in such a way that his refusal to abide by her banker father's wishes causes delightful chaos~
The magic of Disney is afloat in this movie. I think this was the first time that I had ever seen a real life movie combine animation. Disney did an excellent job at it.
The Banks children need a new nanny. The write an advertisement describing the perfect nanny for them. Their father sends them off to bed and rips the advertisement up and throws in the fireplace. However Mary Poppins, the magical nanny, seizes the letter and hires herself as the Banks' new nanny.
With Mary Poppins at the helm all sorts of magic begins to happen. The biggest piece of magic is yet to come when the children develop a loving relationship with their father.
This movie contains good old fashioned songs, fun and morals.
Highly recommend owning a copy of this fantastic magical Disney adventure.
My Children Watch Mary Poppins 3-4 Times A Day And Are In Awe Everytime It Starts. Julie Andrews And Dick Van Dyke Are Exceptional In Their Portrayals Of The 1910 Era Nanny And Jack Of All Trades. The Music And Dancing, It Very Well Written And Choreographed, The The Artists Depictions Of Turn Of The Century London Are Awe Inspiring.
A Great All Round Movie With Something For Everybody In The Whole Family. A True Classic That Has Yet To Be Equaled.
Who can resist such a lovely Disney classic? Young and old alike will fall in love with the world's perfect nanny, Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) and her delightful way of entertaining us all!!!
I LOVE THIS MOVIE I BELIVE IT HAS A MAGICIAL EFFECT I WATCH THIS MOVIE WITH MY CHILDREN AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TWO MONTHS SO IT DOESN'T GET OLD AND FOR AT LEAST 2WEEKS AFTER WE MAKE UP ARE OWN MAGICAL MARY POPPINS GAMES I BELIEVE THAT WITH ALL THAT GOES ON IN THE WORLD KIDS NEED SOMETHING TO MAKE THEM FLOAT ABOVE IT SOMETHING AS MAGICAL AS SUCH AS THIS CLASSIC MOVIE THAT BRINGS SMILES TO CHILDREN AND ADULTS MANY YEARS AFTER THE MOVIE
This is my favorite Julie Andrews movie. This is a great movie about a nanny taking care of two kids that continue to scare off nannies. There are some great magical things that happen with Mary Poppins from her bottomless bag and jumping into a sidewalk scene. The book this is based on is better, but this is still a wonderful adaptation.
A CHILDREN'S MUSICAL - GREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, KIDS & ADULTS.
SONGS ARE GREAT - OF COURSE I GREW UP WITH THEM. : )
MARY POPPINS IS ONE OF MY MANY MANY DISNEY FAVORITES.
Mary Poppins is a Disney classic,and a excellent family movie, I seen this movie when I was little, now I'll enjoy watching it with my grandchildren... had to add to my Disney collection.HAPPY DISNEY FAN:)
This was more than I could have asked for!!! I love this movie, it makes you laugh and cry. It brings you back to the time when things were simple and fun. I love the song and dance parts. I prefer to have the older movies, such as Mary Poppins, on VHS because it is great quality and it won't skip. Also you get kind of the older feel of the movie.
There are several movies that I believe are a must have for a child's DVD library and this is one of them.
Mary Poppins arrives in a fantastical gust of wind, using her trusty umbrella to guide her gently and safely into the nannyhood of two children in need of some tender loving care. The story that unfolds is musical, humorous, and touching.