Mary Poppins Returns is a 2018 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall.

Official trailers

Walt Disney Studios on Monday, September 17, 2018 released the trailer:
Mary Poppins Returns | Official Trailer.

Story intro

In 1935, Jack, a lamplighter and former apprentice of Bert (Dick Van Dyke's character from the first film), rides around London on his bike, putting out the lamps now that morning has arrived and singing about how, even though the city is in the midst of the "Great Slump," things will get better soon ("Underneath the Lovely London Sky"). Michael Banks lives in his childhood home with his children Annabel, John, and Georgie. With his wife Kate having died months ago, housekeeper Ellen and Michael's sister Jane are helping him raise the children. However, Michael has taken a loan from the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank to cover expenses, and the associates of William Weatherall Wilkins come to the house to warn him that it will be repossessed if the loan is not repaid in full by Friday. Michael and Jane remember their father George left them shares in the bank that can cover the loan, and search the house for the certificate proving their ownership of the shares, but Michael is distracted when he finds his late wife's necklace ("A Conversation"). During the search, Michael finds the kite that led to the events of the first film, but finds no worth in it anymore and puts it out to give away as he no longer believes in the magic it represents; believing the events of the first film were just his and Jane's childish imagination. A strong wind whips up, taking the kite to the park where Annabel, John and Georgie find it. Georgie grabs the kite string and is nearly pulled into the sky, but he is saved by Jack. As the two of them gain control, Mary Poppins descends with the kite. Returning to Cherry Tree Lane to take care of the three children as their nanny, Michael and Jane are astonished, particularly as she appears not to have aged since their own childhood. Mary begins her duties by drawing the children a bath, as the events in the park led to them getting filthy. The bath leads down to an imaginative oceanic world ("Can You Imagine That?"), but when Mary and the children return to the house, she denies anything fantastical happened.

Cast

Emily Blunt
Mary Poppins
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Jack: a cockney lamplighter and former apprentice of Bert from the original film
Ben Whishaw
Michael Banks: Jane's brother and Annabel, John, and Georgie's father
Emily Mortimer
Jane Banks: Michael's sister and Annabel, John, and Georgie's aunt
Pixie Davies
Annabel Banks: Michael's daughter and Jane's niece
Nathanael Saleh
John Banks: Michael's older son and Jane's nephew
Joel Dawson
Georgie Banks: Michael's younger son and Jane's nephew
Julie Walters
Ellen: Michael's and Jane's long-time housekeeper
Dick Van Dyke
Mr. Dawes Jr.: the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank and William's uncle
Angela Lansbury
The Balloon Lady
Colin Firth
William "Weatherall" Wilkins: The current manager of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank
Colin Firth
as a wolf in the animated Royal Doulton Bowl sequence
Meryl Streep
Topsy: Mary Poppins' Eastern European cousin called Tatiana Antanasia Cositori Topotrepolovsky, or Topsy for short
David Warner
Admiral Boom: A staunchly by-the-book retired naval officer
Jim Norton
Mr. Binnacle: Boom's first mate
Jeremy Swift
Hamilton Gooding: A lawyer
Jeremy Swift
as a badger in the animated Royal Doulton Bowl sequence
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Templeton Frye: A lawyer
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
as a weasel in the animated Royal Doulton Bowl sequence
Noma Dumezweni
Miss Penny Farthing: Wilkins' secretary
Sudha Bhuchar
Miss Lark: The Banks' neighbor
Steve Nicolson
the Park Keeper: A worker at the park
Tarik Frimpong
Angus: Jack's fellow lamplighter
Edward Hibbert
Mary Poppins' Parrot Umbrella
Chris O'Dowd
Shamus the Coachman Dog
Mark Addy
Clyde the Horse in the animated Royal Doulton Bowl sequence

About

Principal photography began February 10, 2017, at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England.

The film Mary Poppins Returns was scheduled to be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on November 29, 2018 (Dolby Theatre), on December 19, 2018 (United States), on December 20, 2018 (Germany), on December 21, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on December 25, 2018 (Denmark).

The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $130 million, the film grossed over $260.8 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.

Rating

Mary Poppins Returns got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: movies.disney.com/mary-poppins-returns

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