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 released in 1965; Disney Legend…

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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 an Academy Award® as…

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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 of the songwriting duo.

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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 The Princess Diaries,…

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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 Falling Star” is already…

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D23’s Favorite Moments from the Oscars® Telecast

Whether your predictions were as “spot-on” as host Neil Patrick Harris’ were, or if you came up short in your Oscar® pool, the 2015 Oscars telecast was full of moments Disney fans—movie fans at heart—couldn’t help but love.
It was funny, it was heartfelt, it featured a Disney princess . . .
“Moving Pictures,” the original number created by Robert Lopez and…

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Top Five Disney Academy Award Moments

The Academy Awards® never fail to provide indelible memories. So the D23 Team did an informal poll around the office to see what we felt the top five Disney Oscar moments have been. What do you think? And don’t forget to tune into ABC on February 28 to watch more moments as they happen!

5—“A Lifetime of Magic”
On February 26, 1942, Walt Disney was honored…

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23 Questions with Julie Andrews

As longtime Hollywood royalty, Disney Legend Julie Andrews is the perfect person to introduce National Princess Week. She first met Walt Disney when she was playing the part of Queen Guinevere in Camelot on Broadway. After seeing her performance, Walt invited her to Hollywood where he cast her in his classic live-action/animation film, Mary Poppins. During her…

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