I don't know if I've ever anticipated a movie more than I'm looking forward Mary Poppins Returns. I've written so much about it and it's not even in theaters yet!
Proof: Check out everything Mary Poppins Returns I've written about since I first heard the news that it was a thing:
See images of musical numbers and get all the cast details in this Mary Poppins Returns News article!
Watch the first Mary Poppins Returns teaser trailer!
Watch the second Mary Poppins Returns trailer!
Check out the first images released from Mary Poppins Returns!
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New Mary Poppins Returns Trailer
I'm super-excited to share this magical new Mary Poppins Returns trailer. It's a special look at the music and magic from the movie. Check it out here:
New Mary Poppins Returns pictures
I also pulled some wonderful stills from the newest trailer so you could get a better look at the variety of things going on in the video.
I have to say, I don't know what's going on in most of these pictures – I'm still in need of context and more details on the full story of the movie. But I don't think it matters – they're still so fun to look at!
Watch the trailer – you'll see that the part with the dolphins looks like quite a scene!
Will there really be 2D animation in Mary Poppins Returns? I haven't seen the movie yet, but it definitely feels like the right choice!
I love the expressions on every single face in this picture.
I can't wait to see what this is all about!
This little girl (Pixie Davies, who plays Anabel Banks) looks and sounds like a doll.
Mary Poppins Returns arrives in theaters everywhere on December 19, 2018. See more details and information about your local showtimes here!
About Mary Poppins Returns
In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss.
Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall and the screenplay is by David Magee. The screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca and it's based upon the Mary Poppins Stories written by PL Travers.
The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman.
The author PL Travers first introduced the world to Mary Poppins, as a no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 book “Mary Poppins.” But the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins and friends remained within the seven other PL Travers’ Mary Poppins books…until now. “Mary Poppins Returns” is drawn from the abundance of stories and ideas in these additional books.
The film is set in 1930s Depression-era London, almost 25 years after the original Mary Poppins took place. The grown Michael Banks works for the same financial institution that employed his father. He still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie, along with Ellen, their housekeeper.
Jane Banks continues in her mother’s honor as she campaigns for workers’ rights and offers a helping hand to Michael’s family.
When the Banks family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically returns to their lives. With Jack’s help, she brings joy and wonder back into their home at Cherry Tree Lane.
The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke appears as Mr. Dawes, Jr., a retired chairman of the bank that's now run by Firth’s character.