After a very fun but busy ‘early Christmas’ weekend of hosting my husband’s side of our family here in Ottawa, we were in need of some quiet time on Sunday afternoon. I was sent a copy of MARY POPPINS: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION from my friends at Walt Disney Studios Canada earlier in the week so I put in the DVD and hoped that the girls had the attention span for this 2+ hour movie. Turns out I had nothing to worry about; they were absolutely enchanted from the opening credits!
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.
The singing and dancing in Mary Poppins is still amazing 50 years (!) after it was first released. Julie Andrews really has the most perfect voice, doesn’t she? I thought that the adventure in the sidewalk drawing would have been Ashlyn’s favourite part, but she couldn’t get enough of the big rooftop number with all of the chimney sweeps! Neither of my daughters found it scary and I had forgotten that there isn’t a ‘bad guy’ in this movie which is great if you have a child who is nervous about that sort of thing. We had to watch the “Mary-oke” right after and I have to say, seeing the words to “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” certainly helps it to make a bit more sense!
We found watching Mary Poppins to be a magical experience and it would make a perfect gift for any Disney fan this holiday season. You can follow @DisneyStudiosCA on Twitter to keep up with all of the latest Disney news and releases!