Kat & D
Mary Poppins. (1964). "Close your mouth, please, Michael. We are not a codfish."
Join us this week for this week's episode Mary Poppins. We talk the majestic beauty of Julie Andrews, bad Dad's, old timey couples, Dick Van Dykes slick moves and why you never hire the first person you interview. Does this movie have us floating on the clouds or are we begging to be permanently grounded? Find out now!
Storyline : When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents
Director: Robert Stevenson
Writers: Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, and P.L. Travers
Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Ed Wynn
Awards: Oscar Winner : Best Actress Julie Andrews, Best Music Sherman Brothers, Best Visual Effects, Best Editing. Nominee : Best Picture and Best Director.
Film Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $103,082,380
There are more songs in this movie than probably any movie we have watched previously. In fact, fun fact The Sherman brothers wrote over 30 songs for this movie. Here are a few of our favorites.
Just a Spoonful of Trivia Helps the Facts Go Down
In Walt Disney World, in the lost and found in Frontierland, there is a wooden leg with the word "Smith" on it. This is a reference to the joke about "a man with a wooden leg named Smith" told by several characters in the movie.
The "Step in Time" sequence had to be filmed twice because of a scratch on the film from the first take. The entire sequence took a week to film.
At the time, this was the most expensive movie produced by Walt Disney Pictures, with an estimated budget of four million four hundred thousand dollars to six million dollars. It has since grossed over one hundred two million dollars, and is one of the most profitable movies of the 1960s.
Author P.L. Travers was adamant that in this movie there should be no suggestions of any kind of romance between Mary Poppins and Bert. This is explicitly referenced in the song "Jolly Holiday".
Robert Wise and Ernest Lehman visited the set to view rushes of Dame Julie Andrews' performance. She was cast immediately in the lead for The Sound of Music (1965) on the strength of that visit.
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