With the debut of the full-length trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, fans of the flawless English nanny are getting a first look at some of the film's sure-to-be iconic musical sequences, along with a handsome mix of live action and animation, reminiscent of the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews.
"I was flying the kite and it got caught in a nanny!".
The sequel that's been 54 years in the making re-introduces the Banks family's children, Jane and Michael (Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw), now all grown up and with kids of their own. More than five decades after Julie Andrews won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the original Mary Poppins, a follow-up sequel is finally here!
Michael and Jane can hardly believe that Mary, the singing nanny with supernatural powers who visited them in their youth, has returned to their house on Cherry Tree Lane - and hasn't seemed to age a single day. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers.
Mary Poppins Returns draws its inspiration from the follow up novels Travers penned following the original 1934 book. It will have December 19 and 20 all to itself, before a glut of other movies crash in on its party, including DC's Aquaman and the Transformers spin-off BumbleBee. "I found a great comfort in that as a child". With "The Nutcracker And The Four Realms", "Ralph Breaks The Internet" and "Poppins" still to come, 2018 is already the second most profitable year in history for Disney movies.