Mary Poppins (DVD)

45th Anniversary

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Description

A magical nanny takes the two young children of a wealthy London banker on a journey into playful worlds and eccentric characters, eventually showing them and their cold-hearted father the power of love over money.

Product Details

Barcode
6003805126726
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Jun 2010
Edition
Anniversary
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Musicals
Sub-genre
Classic
Region
Region 2
Year
1964
Language
English
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Number of Discs
2
Runtime
134 min
Age Restriction
A
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Mary Poppins
Release Year
1964
Running Time
139 min
Language
English
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Musicals / Adventure / Children / Classic / Disney Film / Essential Cinema / Family (General) / Fantasy / Recommended / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
7.8
Rotten Tomatoes®
100%
Metacritic
88
Synopsis
A magical, musical nanny brings a breath of fresh air into the stuffy Banks household in turn-of-the-century England. Overstuffed with gaiety, this children's fantasy is filled to the brim with wonderful dance numbers and outrageous songs (such as the seemingly unpronounceable "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"). The film's seamless blending of live-action with animation was a marvel in its day. This is Andrews' film debut and Darwell's last film appearance. Academy Award Nominations: 13, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best (Adapted) Screenplay. Academy Awards: 5, including Best Actress--Julie Andrews, Best Original Score, Best Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"), Best Editing, Best Special Visual Effects. Gold Collection Edition features "Hollywood Goes to a World Premiere."
Notes
Film debut for Julie Andrews, who won an Academy Award for her performance.

Author, P.L. Travers, served as a consultant on the film.

Additional cast: James Logan, Alma Lawton, and Marjorie Eaton.

Additional credits: Dean Thomas (sound mixer), Pat McNalley (makeup); LaRue Matheron (hairstylist); Bill Justice & Xavier Atencio (nursery sequence designers); Hal Ambro (animator); Al Dempster, Art Riley, and Bill Layne (background artists), Nat Farber (dance accompanist).
Poster
Poster for Mary Poppins
Cast & Crew
Director
Robert Stevenson
Star
Julie Andrews / Hermione Baddeley / Donald Barclay / Marjorie Bennett / Jane Darwell / Cyril Delevanti / Karen Dotrice / Marjorie Eaton / Matthew Garber / Clive L. Halliday / Major Sam Harris / Glynis Johns / Elsa Lanchester / Alma Lawton / Doris Lloyd / James Logan / Arthur Malet / Lester Matthews / Reginald Owen / Reta Shaw / David Tomlinson / Arthur Treacher / Dick Van Dyke / Ed Wynn
Screenwriter
Don DaGradi / Bill Walsh
Composer
Irwin Kostal
Producer
Walt Disney / Bill Walsh
Special Effects
Peter Ellenshaw / Eustace Lycett / Robert A. Mattey
Director of Photography
Edward Colman
Editor
Cotton Warburton
Production Designer
Carroll Clark / William H. Tuntke
Costume Designer
Tony Walton
Story
P.L. Travers
Choreographer
Marc Breaux / Dee Dee Wood
Lyricist
Richard M. Sherman / Robert B. Sherman
Movie Critics
Empire
"Mixing real-life action with animation to charming effect, it is still Julie Andrew's iconic performance that remains this film's cheeriest pleasure..."
Empire Staff (1 Mar 2008, p.116)
Entertainment Weekly
"[Andrews] openmouthed, eyebrow-cocked expressions became perfect embodiments of Mary's cheeky charm."
Steve Daly (17 Dec 2004, p.66-7)
New York Times
"McLeod ably employs Kaye, whose shambling decency and sense of pride allow him to triumph belatedly over the bullies and prigs who dominate his life."
Saul Austerlitz (19 Dec 2014, )
Premiere
"[T]he Poppins character was played to comely perfection by squeaky-clean Andrews, who won an Oscar."
Premiere Staff (1 Apr 2004, p.64)

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Actress
Winner: 1964 - Julie Andrews
Best Film Editing
Winner: 1964 - Cotton Warburton
Best Original Score
Winner: 1964 - Richard M. Sherman
Best Original Score
Winner: 1964 - Robert B. Sherman
Best Original Song
Winner: 1964 - Richard M. Sherman
Best Original Song
Winner: 1964 - Robert B. Sherman
Best Special Visual Effects
Winner: 1964
Best Special Visual Effects
Winner: 1964 - Peter Ellenshaw
Best Special Visual Effects
Winner: 1964 - Eustace Lycett