Mary Poppins Returns is a 2018 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall.
Walt Disney Studios on Monday, September 17, 2018 released the trailer:
Mary Poppins Returns | Official Trailer.
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.
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.
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.
Official website: movies.disney.com/mary-poppins-returns
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