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by Dianna Ranere

NEW RELEASE 12/10: Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary

Disclosure: I was provided a review copy of Mary Poppins by Click Communications in order to facilitate this post. No other form of compensation was provided.

Releasing from the Disney Vault: Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary DVD

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary DVD

Releasing on Blu-ray Combo Pack & HD Digital December 10

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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.

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How many of you sang the song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? I bet if you have ever seen the film Mary Poppins, you have at some point. It is just one of those magical songs from a magical film that graced many of our childhoods. Now you can relive this classic film with your own children. Mary Poppins is 50 years old, and you can add this classic to your collection.


Supercali…Sing-Along – Mary Poppins on Disney Video

I remember watching this movie with my Mom, and loving every minute of it, from the songs to the magical Mary Poppins, I was mesmerized. I also remember loving Dick Van Dyke, and the way the film incorporated animation. I try to watch it whenever I get the chance, it conjures up so many happy memories.

This release is just in time for the release of Saving Mr. Banks, which stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar winner Tom Hanks. This movie will release in theaters on  December 13th, and tells the story behind the Mary Poppins movie.

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When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

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Releasing from the Disney Vault: Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary DVD

Mary Poppins will release on 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, 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

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