Mary Poppins Overview:

Mary Poppins (1964) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney and Bill Walsh.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by P. L. Travers published in 1934.

Mary Poppins was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2013.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressJulie AndrewsWon
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Carroll Clark, William H. Tuntke; Set Decoration: Emile Kuri, Hal GausmanNominated
Best CinematographyEdward ColmanNominated
Best Costume DesignTony WaltonNominated
Best DirectorRobert StevensonNominated
Best Film EditingCotton WarburtonWon
Best Music - ScoringRichard M. Sherman, Robert B. ShermanWon
Best Music - ScoringIrwin KostalNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. ShermanWon
Best PictureWalt Disney and Bill Walsh, ProducersNominated
Best WritingBill Walsh, Don DaGradiNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

Silver Screen Standards: Mary Poppins (1964), Prop Culture and You

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 14, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: Mary Poppins (1964), Prop Culture and You This spring, the streaming service Disney+ launched a new series called Prop Culture, in which host Dan Lanigan brings together props and people from some of Disney?s most memorable live-action pictures. The oldest movie featured ... Read full article


Mary Poppins Returns

By Alyson on Feb 8, 2019 From The Best Picture Project

Set about 30 years after Poppins? first visit with the Banks family, Mary Poppins Returns is another spoon full of sugar for a dark time in the Banks home. Michael (Ben Whishaw) is recently widowed with three young children, the family home and financial woes. His sister, Jane (Emily Mortimer) is an... Read full article


Searching for Mary Poppins in 2018

By Lara on Dec 27, 2018 From Backlots

When I first heard that there would be another Mary Poppins movie made in 2018, I wasn’t sure what to think. Being a lifelong devotee of the original film, I was hard-pressed to imagine anyone who could fill the gigantic shoes of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, or if anyone even had the right... Read full article


Promoting Poppins : The Merchandise of Mary Poppins

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 31, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

The Walt Disney Company today are pros when it comes to knowing how to promote their latest films but, back in the day, they had the marketing game pretty well in hand, too. In 1964, without the aid of the internet or a bombardment of television commercials, they promoted Mary Poppins to countries... Read full article


Mary Poppins (1963)

By Beatrice on Jun 6, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Mary Poppins Directed by Robert Stevenson Written by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi from books by P.J. Travers 1964/USA Walt Disney Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die A treat at all ages. The Banks children, Jane and Michael, go through nannies at a ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mrs. Banks: [singing] Our daughters' daughters will adore us and they'll sing in grateful chorus, "Well done, sister suffragettes."


Mary Poppins: Close your mouth, please, Michael. We are not a codfish.


Uncle Albert: Speaking of weather, the other day when it was so cold, a friend of mine went to buy some long underwear. The shopkeeper said to him, "How long do you want it?" And my friend said, "Well, from about September to March."


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Facts about

The film makers didn't inform Karen Dotrice or Matthew Garber about some "surprises" that were going to show up in the movie. Karen's dumbfounded look when Mary Poppins takes out item after item from the carpet bag and her little scream when Mary Poppins gave them medicines of different colors were genuine. They also didn't tell the children who was acting as Mr. Dawes Sr., and were worried that the horrible old man was going to fall down and die at any moment.
P.L. Travers wanted the animated chalk-drawing sequence removed from the film, but Walt Disney refused.
Ordinarily a stickler for keeping to the script, director Robert Stevenson allowed Ed Wynn free rein to improvise.
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