Mary Poppins

Last Updated on: October 3rd, 2022

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing movie Mary Poppins including casting, reviews, fun facts and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Mary Poppins Description

Mary Poppins (1964 Movie)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)

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Mary Poppins Fun Facts

  • 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.


Mary Poppins Cast:
  • Julie Andrews: Mary Poppins
  • Dick Van Dyke: Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr.
  • David Tomlinson: George Banks
  • Glynis Johns: Winifred Banks
  • Hermione Baddeley: Ellen
  • Karen Dotrice: Jane Banks
  • Matthew Garber: Michael Banks
  • Elsa Lanchester: Katie Nanna
  • Arthur Treacher: Constable Jones
  • Reginald Owen: Admiral Boom
  • Ed Wynn: Uncle Albert
  • Reta Shaw: Mrs. Brill
  • Don Barclay: Mr. Binnacle
  • Marjorie Bennett: Miss Lark
  • Arthur Malet: Mr. Dawes Jr
  • Jane Darwell: the “Bird Woman
  • Marjorie Eaton: Miss Persimmon
  • James Logan: a doorman
  • Alma Lawton: Mrs. Corry
  • Betty Lou Gerson: Old Crone
  • Kay E. Kuter: Man in Bank
  • Doris Lloyd: Depositor
  • Queenie Leonard: Depositor


Mary Poppins Crew:
  • Director: Robert Stevenson
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Music: Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman


Mary Poppins Details

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  • Year Released: 1964
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $102.3 million
  • Awards: Won Academy Awards; Won Golden Globe; Won Grammys
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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.