Getting Closer! Mary Poppins Returns December 19!


If you’re a Disney fan you probably already know that a new Mary Poppins movie has been in production for a while. Its release is getting closer — it’s coming this December! — and we have a look at the new adventures on Cherry Tree Lane.

Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” all-new original musical and sequel, stars Emily Blunt as the nanny who is “practically perfect” with unique magical skills. Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light — and life — to the streets of London.


The film’s story deals with how Mary Poppins comes back to Cherry Tree Lane to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder that’s missing in their lives following a personal loss. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Disney Legends Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke also make appearances in the film — Lansbury as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books, and Van Dyke, who played Bert the chimney sweep in the original film, is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

The movie, directed by Rob Marshall, with original music by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, will be in theaters December 19.

To tide you over until then, here’s a trailer of “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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