Released Date: September 11, 1964
Director: Robert Stevenson
Actors: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, and Arthur Treacher
According to this movies trivia, Walt Disney thought that Mary Martin, Bette Davis or Angela Lansbury had been great for the part of Mary Poppins. But after a phone interview with Julie Andrews, the author P.L. Travers had approved of Julie Andrews. This was also the first DVD released movie from Walt Disney.
Mrs. Banks (Glynis Johns) had come home to find that the nanny of her children has packed up to leave her job after losing the children. The kids (Karen Dotrice, and Matthew Garber) had run away while they had taken their kite out. But the kite had torn up while in the air which made the children run away. So Mr.(David Tomlinson) and Mrs. Banks had decided to get a new nanny ASAP. The children wrote a poem-like letter to send to the papers. Mr. Banks tore the letter up and threw it in the fire place. The next day, all of the nannies were lined up outside of their house for an interview. They were all blown away. When all of a sudden, Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) came flying in. She gave a great interview to Mr. Banks and she had the job. The children and her got a long beautifully. With great songs, that are not hard to remember. After not seeing the movie for years and years, I watched it recently and remembered all of the words to all of the songs. Mary Poppins took the children for a walk and ran into Bert (Dick Van Dyke), a very cool man of the streets. He was a music man and also a Chimney sweeper. He draws a picture on the sidewalk which the children, Mary, and Bert all jumped into and had a jolly time. Watch as Mr. Banks learns the value of family time. And how the children want father time and have missed it all of their lives.
This movie is very sweet and cute. I use to think that this movie and The Sound Of Music were the same. Because of Julie Andrews being a nanny and the fact that this movie is a musical. I love Dick Van Dyke and the fact that he is so neat and seems to be able to do anything. Julie Andrews is a favorite as well. A great singer and seems like a very nice woman. This is a great Disney film, and if you have never seen it, I recommend it highly.