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The fantastical story of Mary Poppins tells the story of one amazing nanny, who transforms family life for George Banks and his children through song, dance and sheer magic.
Mary Poppins (1934)
The story of Mary Poppins was written as part of a series of eight children’s books by P.L. Travers. The series was published between 1934 to 1988, with Mary Shepard illustrating the wonderful stories.
The book offers the story of English nanny Mary Poppins, who is blown by the East wind to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London. The Walt Disney movie was inspired by the first book in the series, where Mary meets the Banks family.
Lovers of the story could also read additional stories, such as Mary Poppins Comes Back (1935) and the final book in the series Mary Poppins and the House Next Door (1988).
Unlike the Mary Poppins in the 1964 movie of the same name, the nanny is not the picture of beauty. In fact, she is depicted as having squinty eyes and big feet, with many of the regular characters often commenting that she “was not much to look at”. This is most likely because Travers never wrote Mary Poppins specifically for children.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Mary Poppins offers it all: magic and music. Audiences fell in love with the movie musical back in 1964, when Julie Andrew’s Mary Poppins brought colour and character to the screen through amazing songs, choreography and fantasy.
The screenplay was written by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, whilst the movie was directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by both Bill Walsh and, of course, Walt Disney.
The film was deemed an instant hit when it was released on 27th August 1964, and bagged itself an incredible 13 Academy Award Nomination, including Best Picture – breaking Walt Disney records for Oscar nods. Mary Poppins won a total of 5 Oscars from the 13 nominations, including Best Actress for Julie Andrews, Best Original Music Score, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee”.
Mary Poppins (2004)
P.L. Travers refused to sell the rights of her series for a number of years, as she was never a fan of the movie version and because she was unhappy with the rude treatment she reportedly received from Walt Disney at the movie’s premiere.
However, Travers eventually sold the rights to the movie, after she was approached by Cameron Mackintosh, a London theatre producer. Her only condition was that only English-born writers were to be involved with the stage musical.
As a result, the stage version of Mary Poppins made its debut at the Bristol Hippodrome in September 2004, before transitioning to the Prince Edward Theatre at London’s West End on 15th December 2004, where the show ran for three years, closing in January 2008. Once the West End show had come to an end, Mary Poppins went on a national tour, and also hit various international theatres, including a lengthy stint on Broadway, New York.
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
A 2018 film known as Mary Poppins Returns will reportedly hit the big screen in 2018, written by David Magee and directed by Rob Marshall. There will also be plenty of new songs, which have been composed by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.
Emily Blunt will play the role of Mary Poppins, while Lin-Manuel Miranda will play the role of Jack, who will be similar to Dick Van Dyke’s chimney-sweep character.