Mary Poppins Returns

The ‘Fantastic’ music of Mary Poppins Returns

By Bruce Steele

Lin-Manuel Miranda is Alexander Hamilton no more. Backstage at Shepperton Studios in London, he’s in full working-class “leerie” garb: a newsboy-like cap, red waistcoat (that’s a “vest” to you Americans) and loose, well-worn jacket and trousers.

Speaking to journalists during a break in filming, Miranda recalls that he had just one…

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Mary Poppins Returns

Practice Makes Practically Perfect on the Set of Mary Poppins Returns

By Bruce Steele

There can be only one Mary Poppins. She is, says Emily Blunt, “a completely singular character.” But on the London set of Mary Poppins Returns, in which Blunt brings the magical nanny back to the screen, you very quickly learn that duplication is the rule.

As costume designer Sandy Powell tours a building at Shepperton Studios that’s…

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The Winter Issue of Disney twenty-three Is Practically Perfect in Every Way

If you can’t wait until December, when the world’s most beloved nanny will fly back into our lives, we have just the spoonful of sugar you need: an early look at Mary Poppins Returns in our winter issue of Disney twenty-three, the quarterly publication exclusive to D23 Gold Members. While visiting the London set of the Rob Marshall-helmed movie musical, we spoke…

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news briefs 10/24

Special New Look at Mary Poppins Returns—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

See (and hear) Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in action, and check out Freeform’s new Party of Five siblings… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

The Impossible’s Possible in a New Look at Mary Poppins Returns

If you were taking in the Disney Night delights of ABC’s Dancing with…

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Mary Poppins Returns

In Search of Cherry Tree Lane: A Visit to the Set of Mary Poppins Returns

By Bruce C. Steele

Visiting the set of Mary Poppins Returns at Shepperton Studios in London reminds you of one of the many reasons the world’s favorite nanny is unique among enchanted movie characters.

As the film’s director, Rob Marshall, puts it, after every spectacular fantasy she conjures, Mary simply “denies any magic that’s ever happened.”


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news briefs

Oscar® Wins and Brand-New Teaser Trailers—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Catch a glimpse of Disney’s Christopher Robin and Mary Poppins Returns, and read about Coco’s golden moments… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Pooh Returns in New Christopher Robin Teaser Trailer
Winnie the Pooh and company are getting ready to welcome you to the Hundred Acre Wood in…

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Mary Poppins Returns

ICYMI: The New Mary Poppins Returns Teaser is Practically Perfect in Every Way

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Last night during the 90th Oscars® ceremony, we were invited to step in time to the Mary Poppins Returns Facebook page for the dazzling debut of the very first teaser trailer for this new film. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the teaser yet, featuring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda as the lamplighter Jack, enjoy your…

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2018 Disney things

Mark Your 2018 Calendars with These Important Disney Dates!

By D23 Team

The new year has arrived and, chances are, you’ve got a brand-spanking-new calendar that’s just waiting to be filled up. Well, we here at D23 have some can’t-miss events and openings that you’re going to want to plan your 2018 around. Here are some of the dates that we’re marking on our calendars and circling in red!

February 16: Marvel…

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