Film: Mary Poppins
HAPPY FLYING WITH MARY POPPINS
Mary Poppins is a fun filled family musical for all to enjoy. Although the stage version is different than the movie in various parts it’s exciting to see this particular musical live on stage. Continue reading about the Mary Poppins musical.
Walt Disney’s Crowning Achievement of MARY POPPINS
Disney’s Magical Masterpiece Is Fully Restored and Remastered
Winner of five Academy Awards®, Walt Disney’s MARY POPPINS is one of the most beloved movies of all time. Now, Walt Disney’s crowning achievement of live-action, animation and music, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, has been fully restored in a very special 40th Anniversary Edition DVD.
“Practically Perfect in Every Way,” the MARY POPPINS 40th Anniversary Edition DVD is chock-full of spectacular, all-new bonus material that has never been released before.
This Disney treasure-trove includes an all-new animated short hosted by Julie Andrews and starring the voice talent of Sarah Ferguson, Tracy Ullman and David Ogden Stiers. Created exclusively for the DVD, the short is based on an original Mary Poppins story by P.L. Travers, “The Cat That Looked At A King.” This magical DVD also includes a first-ever reunion with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and co-composer Richard Sherman as they reminisce about making the film and the music that was such a special part of its success.
As well, the exciting MARY POPPINS 40th Anniversary Edition also contains a new rendition of the never-before-heard deleted song ‘Chimpanzoo;’ a new, definitive behind-the-scenes ‘making of’ feature with never-before-released footage and new interviews; an all-new set-top game, “I Love To Laugh;” a Disney Song Selection track that shows the words to your favorite songs on screen; a newly recorded audio commentary with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke; and much, much more.
Available just in time for the holiday season, this definitive, must-have “Mary Poppins” edition for audiences of all ages debuts December 14, 2004!
The new 2-disc DVD features both a remastered picture and remixed sound with the Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix. This all-new viewing experience brings the picture back to its theatrical brilliance in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio that the film was originally created in.
The extensively remixed soundtrack uncovers dialogue previously inaudible on the original track and provides dramatic clarity and crisper sound. By sweetening sound effects, a more realistic outdoor environment was created which was unattainable during the film’s soundstage production. After listening to the enhanced mix, co-composer Richard Sherman commented “Walt would be smiling.”
MARY POPPINS is one of Walt Disney’s greatest achievements, a true milestone in cinema history. Julie Andrews won the Academy Award® for Best Actress, 1965, for her portrayal of Mary Poppins, alongside co-star Dick Van Dyke as Bert the carefree chimney sweep.
This magical tale of the “practically perfect”’ nanny who brings cheer and happiness to the children and all around her won the Academy Award® for Best Score, Best Song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”), Best Special Visual Effects and Best Film Editing.
MARY POPPINS features the delightful sounds of the legendary Sherman Brothers, through classic songs like “Feed The Birds,” “Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifradgilisticexpialidocious.” The MARY POPPINS 40th Anniversary Edition 2-disc Disney DVD is available for $29.99 (SRP)
MARY POPPINS 40th Anniversary Edition
Fully restored, with remastered picture and remixed sound featuring the Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix.
MUSIC & MORE
DISNEY’S SONG SELECTION
Sing along to your favorite songs as the words pop up on screen. You can select each song separately, play them all, or watch the whole film and have the words to the songs appear on screen. Features the songs “Spoonful Of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Jolly Holiday,” “Feed The Birds,” “Step In Time,” “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” and “I Love To Laugh.”
This newly recorded audio commentary features Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman and Karen Dotrice as they reminisce about the making of Mary Poppins.
POPPINS POP-UP FUN FACTS
In this all-new feature mode, as viewers watch the film they will periodically be treated to “pop-ups” of fun-filled information about the making of this classic film and the people who made it.
“THE CAT THAT LOOKED AT A KING”
FROM “MARY POPPINS OPENS THE DOOR” BY P.L. TRAVERS
This all-new animated short, done in the style of the chalk drawings seen in the film, has been produced exclusively for the 40th Anniversary Special Edition DVD. Julie Andrews and two children, Dylan Cash and Olivia DeLaurentis, magically enter the animated world of the chalk drawings to experience this whimsical tale based on one of the chapters from the original series of Mary Poppins books. Featuring the voices of Sarah Ferguson, Tracy Ullman and David Ogden Stiers.
DELETED SONG: “CHIMPANZOO”
The deleted “Chimpanzoo” song is reconstructed using original storyboard and concept art accompanied by a new rendition of the song performed by co-composer Richard Sherman.
MUSIC & MORE
A MAGICAL MUSICAL REUNION
FEATURING JULIE ANDREWS, DICK VAN DYKE AND RICHARD SHERMAN
In this new feature, enjoy this first-ever heartwarming reunion of stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke with co-composer Richard Sherman as they gather around a piano and reminisce about their memories of making this film and the music that is such a special part of its success. Hear first-hand from the stars how the famous scenes and songs came to be, how they first met Walt, their memories of arriving on the famous set for the first time and much more. This feature includes a special performance of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” at the piano with Julie, Dick and Richard.
A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH RICHARD SHERMAN
In this new feature, you will see things you’ve never seen before, and hear music you’ve never heard before. Legendary composer Richard Sherman takes us on a delightful magical journey through some of the film’s locations, revealing many secrets about the music of Mary Poppins along the way.
Find out the original name for the song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” learn about such songs as “West Wind” that didn’t make it into the film, hear for the first time the actual scoring of the orchestra for the rooftop fireworks sequence, and even see an ultra-rare outtake of Mary Poppins yodeling.
GAMES & ACTIVITIES
“I LOVE TO LAUGH” SET TOP GAME
Test your Mary Poppins trivia knowledge while you help Uncle Albert come down from the ceiling.
THE MAKING OF MARY POPPINS
This new, 50 minute feature is the definitive behind-the-scenes look at the film. Using archival footage (some of which has never been seen before) and newly shot interviews, this outstanding program reveals how Mary Poppins, one of Walt Disney’s most unique and beloved films, came into being.
This feature includes interviews with stars Dick Van Dyke (who also introduces the feature), Julie Andrews, Karen Dotrice, Glynis Johns, composers Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman, costume designer Tony Walter, cameraman Bob Broughton, artist/sculptor Blaine Gibson, visual effects artist Peter Ellenshaw, choreographers Dee Dee Wood and Mark Breaux, legendary animator Frank Thomas and current Disney animator Andrea Deja and producer Don Hahn.
DECONSTRUCTION OF A SCENE
“Jolly Holiday” & “Step In Time”
This new feature takes a unique look at two scenes from Mary Poppins, revealing the behind-the-scenes work that went into creating these memorable moments. As you watch each scene you will be treated to never-before-seen elements and discover how they were used in making these numbers.
Geared toward our younger audience members, this featurette takes a look at the special effect techniques that were used to bring the magical world of Mary Poppins to life.
THE GALA WORLD PREMIERE
This new featurette presents a fascinating and nostalgic look at the film’s fabled, celebrity-filled premiere in Los Angeles. Ever wonder what going to the star-studded event was like? Now you can visit this once-in-a-lifetime event.
The Red Carpet:
A variety of film and sound elements from this special night were recently discovered in Disney vaults spanning two continents. Now, for the first time, these elements have been cut together and matched as close as possible, in both color and black & white. This fascinating, star-studded footage of premiere arrivals and interviews was done at the time for both television and radio.
After the premiere screening, guests attended a lavish party. Join us as we relive the magic of that night, through rare, recently discovered 16mm newsreel footage, with audio restored from a live radio broadcast from the party.
A DICK VAN DYKE MAKE-UP TEST
Newly discovered, and presented for the first time, here is star Dick Van Dyke’s original make-up test for the role of Mr. Dawes, Sr. Narrated by Dick Van Dyke.
Here are newly presented, rare publicity items from Mary Poppins:
MARY POPPINS STILL ART GALLERIES
Presented for the first time, here is a comprehensive collection of incredible still art from the making of film. This trove of rare and valuable Hollywood history has not been presented on DVD previously.
In MARY POPPINS, Julie Andrews is the lovable nanny who flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of a no-nonsense banker (David Tomlinson) and his two charming, mischievous children (Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber). Hoping to bridge the gap between them, “practically perfect” Mary Poppins magically turns every chore into a game and every day into a whimsical adventure, including an unforgettable rooftop dance with carefree chimney sweep Bert (Dick Van Dyke). Filled with wondrous moments, lovely animation and unforgettable music and songs, MARY POPPINS can only be described as “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”
Feature running time: Approximately 139 minutes
Bonus DVD materials not rated.
DVD aspect ratio: 1.66:1 enhanced for 16 x 9 screens aspect ratio in which the film was originally created
Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix
Dolby® Digital 2.0 Original Theatrical Stereo Mix
Dolby® Digital 2.0 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix
Languages: French, Spanish in Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio tracks
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BURBANK, Calif., November 19, 2004 -
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