Mary Poppins (1964 Movie)
Mary Poppins Synopsis:
Winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”) and Best Visual Effects, Mary Poppins is a movie experience your family will enjoy over and over again. “Practically Perfect In Every Way” Mary Poppins flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game and every day into a “Jolly Holiday.” (source)
- A Man Has Dreams
- A Spoonful of Sugar
- Chim Chim Cher-ee
- Feed the Birds
- Fidelity Fiduciary Bank
- I Love to Laugh
- Jolly Holiday
- Let’s Go Fly a Kite
- Sister Suffragette
- Stay Awake
- Step in Time
- The Life I Lead
- The Perfect Nanny
Mary Poppins Fun Facts and Statistics:
Mary Poppins is loosely based on P.L. Travers’ book series of the same name.
It took Walt Disney more than 20 years to acquire the rights to make the movie.
Disney’s persistence in securing the rights was due, in part, to a promise he made to his daughters that he would make a movie based on the series of books.
The relationship between Travers and Disney was depicted in the Disney film Saving Mr Banks.
Some of the profits from the movie went into the purchase of land for Walt Disney World.
Mary Poppins was the only Disney film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar while Walt was alive.