Articles Tagged 'Mary Poppins'

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Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins in Disney’s New Sequel

There were almost certainly a fair few eyebrows raised when Disney announced that they were making a sequel to their classic 1964 movie Mary Poppins. How, after all, could anyone possibly hope to emulate or replace the great Julie Andrews in the title role? But we think the skeptics may well be given pause for thought […]

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Happy 80th Birthday, Julie Andrews!

Today (October 1) is the 80th birthday of a giant of modern entertainment. Julie Andrews has been wowing audiences on stage and screen since her teens—her West End debut was in 1948—and will remain a firm favorite of children everywhere thanks to two particularly iconic performances. She’s a true all-rounder, a multiple award-winning actress and […]

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Disney is Working on a Sequel to ‘Mary Poppins’

Before we start, let’s just all agree that whatever comes to pass with the information discussed in this particular story, nothing could ever dent the joy and majesty of Mary Poppins. It won Julie Andrews an Academy Award, it’s an eternal childhood classic and if there’s a more optimistically mournful lament in the Disney canon […]

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Snapshot: 50 Years of Dame Julie Andrews

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the classic Disney musical Mary Poppins — and as such, it’s also fifty years since Dame Julie Andrews first appeared on screen. Here’s a look back at the Surrey-born actress and singer’s five decade career in pictures: See more: Julie Andrews to Bring One of Her Children’s […]

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First Look: Emma Thompson as ‘Mary Poppins’ Author P.L. Travers

Emma Thompson takes on the complex role of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks starring opposite Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. Thompson describes the role as challenging, telling Time Magazine, “She’s the most difficult person I’ve ever played.” The Oscar-winning actress has tackled many complex characters like Margaret Schlegel in Howards […]

Voldemort vs. Mary Poppins at the London Games

Who would you put your money on: Lord Voldemort vs. Mary Poppins? Bet you never expected those two names to be in the same sentence? Well, neither did we but multiple news outlets including Gawker and the Times of London (subscription only) are reporting 30 Mary Poppins will be challenging a 40-foot Voldemort as part […]

If ‘Cars 2’ is Revving Up Your Kid’s Interest in London…

Millions of American kids are getting their first introduction to London these days via Cars 2, the popular, current Pixar-Disney animated film. In the movie, a major car race is held in England’s capital city, and various landmarks can be spotted, including Buckingham Palace and Big Ben (the movie’s heroes are held hostage in its […]

Oi! Katy Perry! Hands Off Mary Poppins!

OK, this might start off looking like a slightly Ameriphenic news story, perhaps, but bear with me, the point will become clear. Katy Perry has been talking to the Daily Mirror about Mary Poppins, the 1964 Disney classic that stars Julie Andrews (British), David Tomlinson (British), is set in London (Britain) and features what is […]