Julie Andrews

6 Times Julie Andrews Dazzled in the Worlds of Disney

By Courtney Potter It’s one of the most popular and most acclaimed movie musicals ever produced… and it just celebrated its 56th anniversary! The Sound of Music, based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name—itself based on the true story of the Von Trapp family in the lead-up to World War II—was originally …

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Mary Poppins Takes a Break

In between making movie magic for Mary Poppins (1964), Julie Andrews catches up on the news as co-star and fellow Disney Legend Karen Dotrice is entranced by the Audio-Animatronics® figure of a robin, whose control wires were hidden under Ms. Andrews’ sleeve.

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Mary Poppins and Walt Disney Tea Time

Utilizing the table and chairs from the Jolly Holiday sequence in Mary Poppins (1964), Disney Legend Julie Andrews pours a cupful for the gentleman who brought the fantastically popular musical fantasy to the screen. Thanks to Walt Disney’s vision in casting the Broadway star ad the enchanting nanny in her film debut—for which Julie won …

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The Sherman Brothers Visit Cherry Tree Lane

During the filming of Mary Poppins (1964) in 1963, songwriters Richard and Robert Sherman pay a visit to Sound Stage 2 on the Burbank Studio lot to pose with stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, thumbing it on the Cherry Tree Lane set. According to the Sherman brothers, this is the most reproduced photo …

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5 Etiquette Rules from Queen Clarisse Renaldi

By Nicole Nalty When Mia Thermopolis finds out she’s a princess (Shut. Up!) the shy teenager is taken aback, and rightfully so! Being a princess requires a certain skill set, but luckily, Mia has a practically perfect teacher—her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi, played by Disney Legend Julie Andrews. In honor of the 15th anniversary of …

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The Crowns of The Princess Diaries

By D23 Team From the moment we first watched the shy and clumsy Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) discover her connection to the Genovian throne in The Princess Diaries (2001), we knew she was a real-life princess we could all identify with—complete with pore strip, retainer, and out-of-control hair. (All right, fans, we know “Catch a …

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23 Questions with Julie Andrews

D23 talks with Julie Andrews about National Princess Week, her book series The Very Fairy Princess, The Princess Diaries films, and all the things that make her a royal part of the Disney family.

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