Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition Review...


Share The Music, Share The Magic, Share the Joy This Coming Holiday Season!
Own The Timeless Classic For The First Time on Blu-ray, December 10, 2013

Synopsis: 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.

Talent: 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

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

Release Date: December 10, 2013
U.S. Packaging: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD +eCopy), DVD + eCopy & HD Digital

New Bonus Features: BLU-RAY & HD DIGITAL:
Mary-OKE’s – New piece highlights popular music from the film. 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.

Rated: G

Feature Run Time: Approximately 140 minutes

Our Review:

This is a classic that everyone should own on Blu-ray! We love Mary Poppins! She is so happy and positive and always spreads joy every place she goes. It was so fun watching this again and remembering all the classic songs, like a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I thought it was funny when Mary Poppins was talking to Andrew the dog and Michael's mouth dropped open. He couldn't believe that she understood the dog because all he heard was barking. I like all the singing and dancing throughout the whole movie. People of all ages love this movie!

The Blu-ray extras include Mary-OKE's where you can sing along to some of the songs in the movie. Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition gets a big thumbs up from our family!

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Nicole said...

Love this movie always have and always will! =)

Linda said...

Our grandchild sing these songs every time they come to visit. I am going to get this for them for Christmas thanks Shauna!

Mindy said...

Mary Poppins on Blu-ray sweet!!!

Shauna said...

Yes very exciting! This has always been one of my favorite movies as a child and also as an adult! :)

Rob said...

I love this movie. It was fun seeing a young Dick Van Dyke. He has always been a great actor. I love all the music in this film.

Angela said...

thanks soo very very much for this movie review!!! Love this movie :-)