Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition #MaryPoppinsMagic

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It’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Just in time for the holidays, releasing from the Disney Vault and coming to Blu-ray for the first time is the beloved classic Mary Poppins. I have such a strong connection to this film, being just a teenager when it came out. My world seemed so small at the time, and this movie was pure magic to me. It was bigger than life and a look into another world, far greater than I had ever dreamed possible. Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke captivated the screen and captured the hearts of young girls everywhere like myself.

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack

Flash forward 50 years later, and the Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack is set to be released on December 10, 2013. I have watched this film countless times throughout the years, and cannot believe that some of my grandchildren had not seen it until now. Thanks to an all-new digital restoration, the movie looks better than ever before. Charming, magical, full of whimsy and delight, 50 years later Mary Poppins still captivates children young and old alike. It’s so wonderful to be able to share this treasure of a film with the newest members of my family.

There are certain songs, scenes, dance numbers, and phrases that really stand out to me in this film. Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) is pretty, punctual and “practically perfect in every way.” In fact, unlike the other nanny applicants who stood in line, Mary Poppins’ arrives to the Banks’ house, gliding in on a cloud and floating down with her umbrella. This scene to me, truly sets the stage for the magic which is about to happen in the lives of the rather neglected Banks family children and for those watching the film. Then the interview between Mr. Banks and Marry Poppins is quite comical. It seems more that Mary Poppins is interviewing Mr. Banks.

“Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down!” is one of many lines from this movie that has stuck with me through the years.

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack

I must confess that I had a bit of a school girl crush on Bert (Dick Van Dyke) who was a chimney sweep, jack-of-all-trades and Mary’s closest ‘normal’ friend. Bert is just an all around fun character who adds a fun dynamic to the film. It seems to me that Bert has a way of bringing out Mary Poppins’ fun side.

With amazing cheerful music and amazing dancing, Mary Poppins stands the test of time as a good family movie. It is by far one of the best Disney films and best movie sound tracks of all time. I am so excited about the release of the 50th Anniversary Edition.

Experience the extraordinary animation, dazzling special effects and award-winning music of Walt Disney’s MARY POPPINS in this restored and remastered 2-Disc 50th anniversary Edition, for the first time on Blu-Ray combo pack and digital HD December 10th! Join the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) for a “Jolly Holiday” as she magically turns every chore into a game and every day into a whimsical adventure. Along the way, you’ll be enchanted by unforgettable characters such as the multi-talented chimney sweep Bert (Dick Van Dyke). Unpack Mary’s magical carpet bag full of bonus features, including all-new bonus from the “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Broadway production of MARY POPPINS. You won’t need a “Spoonful Of Sugar” to love every moment of this timeless Disney classic!

The Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition is coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD on December 10, 2013! Pre-sales are currently available. Learn more.

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Comments

  1. Jenny says

    I like the music in mary poppins. I need to watch this again with my kids, it has been quite a few years since I saw it last!

  2. Olivia Rubin says

    Never seen mary poppins and they still allowed me to work at the Magic Kingdom! Hope to win so I can watch it.

  3. Cacie says

    I liked the part when the chimney sweepers danced on the chimneys. It wasn’t until recently that I realized how dangerous that probably was to dance on a chimney.

  4. Rust says

    very cool! I remember the whole family watching this when i was a kid (and it hadnt been out very long either – lol!) ….and i watched it with my kids when they were little too. Excellent movie, and I am glad it’s being re-released.

  5. Geoff K says

    My favorite part of the film is when Julie Andrews sings the lovely and haunting “Feed the Birds” — even as a kid I found that song very poignant and the scene very touching!

  6. Sarah L says

    I love to laugh, it’s getting worse every year…
    That means I was 15 when it first came out. Had the LP and wore the grooves out. I can say it backwards you know…..
    I’d love to win it, but if I don’t, I may have to buy it.
    Thanks for the contest.

  7. says

    Darn it! I accidentally clicked that I follow Disney pictures on twitter. But twitter will not let me follow any more people. I can not follow them and I can not undo the follow. What do I do?

    I am really, really not trying to cheat.

  8. Diana C says

    I like when she pulls all those things out of her handbag. Maybe it’s a girl thing, but what a dream bag!

    Diana C

  9. Tara O. says

    I love the whole movie so much but my favorite part is probably when Mary Poppins is in the kids’ room and keeps pulling huge things out of her bag!

  10. Sally says

    My daughter and I absolutely love this movie!! We started watching it when she was 4 and she is now 20 and we continue to! Our favorite part is when they ride the carousel!

  11. Charlie Miliner says

    I have always loved Mary Poppins! It’s such a great movie filled with great songs. It was definitely one of my childhood favorites.

  12. carla bonesteel says

    Mary Poppins is one of my all time favorites! I know every word of every song, and still find myslelf singing them to myself when I’m doing busy things…It is a classic that will never be outgrown.

  13. Carolann Leibenguth says

    My favorite part is when she sings a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down. Now that song is stuck in my head. Can’t wait to watch this with my son,

  14. nancy says

    I like the beginning when they show the lane and Mary Poppins arrives. But the whole movie is really my favorite, Mary Poppins is my favorite movie of all time

  15. Deb C says

    My favorite is the animated scenes of Mary and Bert on the carousel. Mary was so lovely in her white and red dress with the parasol.

  16. Beverly Metcalf says

    I love the Mary Poppins movie. The part where they are dancing on the rooftop and singing is really cute. Thanks for having this contest.

  17. Ioana Hampton says

    Love this movie so much! It has to be one of my favorites and I can sign along to every song :) I love the carousel scene!

  18. Dorothy Boucher says

    wow , i remember watching this when i was growing up and then my children and now i get to watch my grandchildren watch this .. how it brings back memories :) thanks for share

  19. tamra gibson says

    lol u wont believe this but i am 50 yrs old and have never seen this movie. i better get with my grandkids like real soon. guess i may have missed the vault opening lol

  20. crystal says

    I loved this movie as a kid. I had it on VHS. One of my favorite parts was when they jumped into the sidewalk chalk paintings.

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