My boys and I watched the Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray last Saturday night. Tomorrow, Dec 10th, 2013 it will be released in stores.
If you have any doubts about whether it has stood the test of time, don’t. It is still as magical as ever.
The film Mary Poppins is one of those rare gifts of cultural heritage that seems to have been borne at just the right time, in just the right place, with just the right cast, crew, songwriters, directors and producers. It was created in a sort of artistic harmonic convergence of elements and, of course, Walt Disney was the alchemist.
Plus, as you may have heard from the buzz around “Saving Mr.Banks,” the film about to be released starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, Mr Disney had an extra special commitment to making Mary Poppins that stretched over 20 years.
To get the whole scoop, make sure to watch the exceptional special features including “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Making of Mary Poppins” (that one nearly killed my spell check) and “Becoming Mr Sherman,” a conversation between actor Jason Schwartzman, who plays Richard Sherman in “Saving Mr. Banks,” and Richard Sherman himself, half of the songwriting team that wrote the songs for Mary Poppins.
Plus there is much, much more, including footage from the movie premiere, coverage of the chimney sweep dance choreography (Read more about this in my post about the interview with Pete Menefee, one of the chimney sweep dancers), and a demonstration showing how the live acting was blended with animation.
To participate for the chance to win the one Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray/DVD is easy. Just leave me a comment telling me your favorite scene or your favorite song from Mary Poppins. That’s it! That is your required entry.
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Here is a trailer to enjoy. (If you are reading this post by email, click on the link at the beginning of this section of your email to go to my blog to see the video, thanks)
Have Fun and Good Luck,