Watch: New ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Featurette Goes Behind the Scenes of Disney’s Sequel

     November 13, 2018

mary-poppins-returns-featurette-video A new featurette for Disney’s upcoming live-action sequel Mary Poppins Returns is here to take you behind the scenes. Director Rob Marshall and stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are joined by more cast members as they look back to their experience with the original 1964 film and look ahead to the modern continuation. It’s a short but sweet tease for what’s sure to be a box-office busting family flick this holiday season.

The film opens December 19th and also stars Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Julie Walters, David Warner, and Dick Van Dyke.

Check out the new featurette for Mary Poppins Returns below:

Go behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers of Mary Poppins Returns before it comes to theatres December 19!

Here’s the official synopsis:

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.

 

“Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

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