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Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition Coming to Blu-Ray December 10

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Mary’s back!!!!

Growing up, I had seen bits and pieces of Mary Poppins through clips… mostly her most famous songs like “Spoonfull of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. I knew the basic concept of the movie, so when I was asked if I wanted to receive an advanced copy of the new Blu-ray version to review I couldn’t say no!

Julie Andrews (Mary) has always been a favorite of mine, and Dick Van Dyke (Bert) always made me laugh on his television show. Little did I know they were fabulously talented in another way! Mary and Bert had many experiences up their sleeves for us. 

I sat down to watch Mary Poppins with my children ages 5 & 7 for the very first time… for all of us! The kids were antsy and kept asking all kinds of questions about the movie as it began, I think they thought I was trying to trick them into watching a dull boring adult show.

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As soon as they saw Mary floating on a cloud with her carpetbag and umbrella slowing sinking down they were surprised, excited and full of questions. I loved to see their eyes get wide as Mary floated down from the sky holding an umbrella, the facial expressions of surprise as the neighbor shot his canon off his roof and wonder as Mary began pulling item after item out of her carpetbag, even though the children had just checked it and it was empty. I could see the wheels turning in their heads as they saw Mary and the children slowly sliding down the bannister and I had to quickly inform them that it was not real and they would probably fall and hurt themselves if they tried.

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I was pleased to see that my children still had enough imagination to enjoy and believe that Mary, Bert and the children could jump into the sidewalk chalk drawing and have a grand old time in the countryside. For days after our viewing Ethan would bring up situations like “What if we could jump into a picture and be on a roller coaster!?”.

 

I think the most animated conversations we had with the children during the movie, though, was during the chimney sweeper scene. My kids could not get over how easily they were dancing around on roofs and how scary it must really be! Many times they asked “Are they really DOING THAT?!”.

Mary Poppins reminded me to embrace my children’s childhood and enjoy their innocence, their wonder and their imagination. Because according to them… maybe this story really could happen… maybe!

 

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Comments

  1. Danielle Papsis says:

    I liked the dancing penguins and Mary’s bag that fit so much stuff including a floor lamp.

  2. Marissa Bailey says:

    My absolute favorite part is when they are cleaning up the kids’ room and things magically float around the room. Also, the song, about “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…”

  3. Stephen N. says:

    The Merry-go-round scene

  4. justina justice says:

    all of the singing.. beautiful musical

  5. Natalie says:

    I have to say I have never seen it, but would love to and share with my kids 🙂

  6. Cynthia R says:

    i don’t have a favorite part because I have never seen this movie before! Would love to win so I finally can!

  7. BeckyM says:

    My fav part is when they jump into the sidewalk chalk drawing!

  8. molli vandehey says:

    ive always delightes in the “its a jolly holiday” scene, where the cartoons and the people interact!!

  9. Lentil says:

    Can you believe I’ve never seen Mary Poppins! But I think I’ll have to see it, probably after seeing Saving Mr Banks.

  10. Fawn H says:

    I love when the children meet Mary Poppins for the first time. It has been a long time since I have seen it, probably 40 years ago!

  11. Lilia Kharabora says:

    I haven’t seen it in so many years.. I do remember the song “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…” So sweet 🙂

  12. Lisa B. says:

    I love all the music and dancing!

  13. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like the Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go down part!

  14. Shemp DeYoung ( says:

    Boy, it’s hard to pick a favorite part. I guess Spoonful of Sugar.

  15. Terri Moore says:

    My favorite part of Mary Poppins is the supercalifragilisticexpeliadoucous song.

  16. Sarah Davis says:

    My favorite part of Mary Poppins is when she meets the chimney sweep in the park and they sing “Chim chiminy” 🙂

  17. Maria Iemma says:

    I loved Mary Poppins tote bag that fit everything and then some…I need one of those to carry my own stuff

  18. Sheryl says:

    My favorite part is the I Love to Laugh scene when they float to the ceiling laughing.

  19. Tracee Bass says:

    penguins dancing!

  20. Debbie Welchert says:

    I love it when Mary Poppins sings Just a Spoon Full of Sugar song.

  21. Carole ingram says:

    I have never seen the movie Mary Poppins 🙁 I was deprived of many movies LOL

  22. lisa says:

    spoonful of sugar!

  23. Erin says:

    The penguin dance.

  24. krista grandstaff says:

    …” I know a man with a wooden leg named Smith.”…”What’s the name of his other leg?!” That will crack me up forever…my kids still say it every time we come across someone named Smith 😉

  25. Donna W. says:

    The Chimney Sweeps on the Rooftops of London

  26. We are going to watch Mary Poppins tonight! 🙂 love the movie. My youngest daughter has not seen it yet so she is super excited to see it. Favorite part…..hmmm probably when they are on the carousel.

  27. Teresa says:

    I love all the music and dancing but my favorite part is when they go into the chalk drawings.

  28. dawn k says:

    I loved the parts with dick van dyke…especially when he danced with the penguins.

  29. Beth says:

    Love when they dance with the penguins. So many amazing memories from watching this movie as a child.

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