mary poppins archives

Practically Perfect Concepts

By Kevin Kern, Walt Disney Archives

Mary Poppins represents a monumental work of artistry. From inception through development and production, the end result embodies a filmic experience so grand and unique that no one artistic stroke can take responsibility for the final product.

Walt Disney’s keen sense of craftsmanship and eye for quality helped him corral a…

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QUIZ: Match a Disney Character to Its Real-Life Animal Counterpart

By the D23 Team

Celebrate 50 years of Earth Day with a Disney twist! Across the worlds of Disney, plenty of classic characters have captured our hearts—Pascal, Judy Hopps, Simba, and Crush, just to name a few! And those characters are inspired by important animals from our own planet Earth. As part of the celebration, we put together a fun quiz to see if you can…

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Mary Poppins’ “Jolly Holiday” Boots

By Rick Lorentz, Walt Disney Archives

In its production heyday, The Walt Disney Studios had five sound stages and several backlot locations. Also located on the studio grounds were a costume department and prop warehouse. The proximity of wardrobe and set decoration made it convenient for production staff to prepare for filming. Another advantage to having such…

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Must See Films

Check Out These 11 Must-See Movies on Disney+

By Savannah Salazar

Today’s the day! Disney+ is finally here, and we’re excitedly adding every movie and series to our watchlist. But for the novice Disney fan, we put together a list of pivotal, must-see movies for any Disney fan. And so, in no particular order, we present 11 movies on Disney+ that are  must-adds to your queue.

Steamboat Willie

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Exclusive: Mary Poppins’ Snow Globe Returns

By Jim Frye

“I honestly can’t remember why we kept most of this stuff to begin with,” says a grown-up Michael Banks, as he sifts through long-forgotten keepsakes in Mary Poppins Returns. He pauses to look at an old snow globe, dried out and bruised with age, but fans of the original film immediately identified the item as a key piece from the original 1964…

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Disney Spring movies

Await the Return of Spring with These Favorite Disney Movies

By Megan Deppe

No matter what the groundhog says, we’re all ready for winter to be over, and our minds are wandering to thoughts of flowers, rain, warm weather, and cute baby animals. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite springtime classics to warm your heart as you wait for the sun to peek out and warm the ground.

1. Silly Symphony (1929–39)
Several…

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12 Disney Mentors Who Inspire Us to Greatness

By Megan Deppe

Walt Disney once said, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children,” and entertainment that inspires both children and adults is part of his enduring legacy. So many beloved Disney films have featured mentors who’ve taught their mentees—and us!—very important lessons. After all, where would Hercules be if Phil hadn’t taught…

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