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Format: DVD
Sku: 210189870
UPC: 786936786866
UPC 14: 00786936786866
Rating: Game Rating Code
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"Winner of 5 Academy Awards, Including Best Actress Julie Andrews."
A magical nanny glides in on an enchanted umbrella to help a troubled household.

"It's more than just Disney's greatest live-action film ever. It's a truly perfect work of art.  At-A-Glance Film Reviews
"There's charm, wit, and movie magic to spare...A wonderful movie.  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"Sheer delight--to the eye, the ear, the senses.  Newsweek
"Practically perfect in every way.  Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"...as perfect a film musical as anyone would ever care to see...The blend of live action and animation is flawless...  The Motion Picture Guide

Editor's Note
A magical, musical nanny brings a breath of fresh air into the stuffy Banks household in turn-of-the-century England. Overstuffed with gaiety, this children's fantasy is filled to the brim with wonderful dance numbers and outrageous songs (such as the seemingly unpronounceable "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"). The film's seamless blending of live-action with animation was a marvel in its day. This is Andrews' film debut and Darwell's last film appearance. Academy Award Nominations: 13, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best (Adapted) Screenplay. Academy Awards: 5, including Best Actress--Julie Andrews, Best Original Score, Best Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"), Best Editing, Best Special Visual Effects. Gold Collection Edition features "Hollywood Goes to a World Premiere."

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, French, Dubbed & Subtitled

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/27/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 139 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1964
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 10044900
Video UPC UPC: 00786936786866
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.66:1
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Mary Poppins - 45th Anniversary Edition - DVD Review
By: The Masked Movie Snobs Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/25/2009 2:46 AM
It is hard to believe that Mary Poppins was released 45 years ago. I grew up with this movie in the late ’70s and maybe because it is set in 1910 it has never had a dated feeling to me. The successful Disney musical is based on a series of books published in 1934. Mary Poppins is brilliantly played by Julie Andrews in her first movie role after she was passed over for the title role in My Fair Lady even though she created the role of Eliza Doolittle on Broadway. Andrews got the last laugh though by winning the Academy Award for her performance....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Lester Matthews
Video Cast Info Cyril Delevanti
Video Cast Info Marjorie Bennett
Video Cast Info Julie Andrews
Video Cast Info Reginald Owen
Video Cast Info Clive L. Halliday
Video Cast Info Reta Shaw
Video Cast Info Dick Van Dyke
Video Cast Info Marjorie Eaton
Video Cast Info Glynis Johns
Video Cast Info Hermione Baddeley
Video Cast Info Donald Barclay
Video Cast Info Jane Darwell
Video Cast Info David Tomlinson
Video Cast Info Elsa Lanchester
Video Cast Info Matthew Garber
Video Cast Info Major Sam Harris
Video Cast Info Doris Lloyd
Video Cast Info Alma Lawton
Video Cast Info Ed Wynn
Video Cast Info Arthur Malet
Video Cast Info James Logan
Video Cast Info Arthur Treacher
Video Cast Info Karen Dotrice
Video Cast Info Don DaGradi - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Eustace Lycett - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Cotton Warburton - Editor
Video Cast Info Bill Walsh - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Dee Dee Wood - Choreographer
Video Cast Info Irwin Kostal - Composer
Video Cast Info William H. Tuntke - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Carroll Clark - Production Designer
Video Cast Info P.L. Travers - Story
Video Cast Info Robert A. Mattey - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Edward Colman - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Richard M. Sherman - Lyricist
Video Cast Info Tony Walton - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Robert B. Sherman - Lyricist
Video Cast Info Peter Ellenshaw - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Marc Breaux - Choreographer
Video Cast Info Walt Disney - Producer
Video Cast Info Bill Walsh - Producer
Video Cast Info Robert Stevenson - Director
Plot Summary
Oscar-winning Disney musical about Mary Poppins, a British nanny with magical powers. She arrives at the home of the Banks family, and with her magical abilities transforms the lives of the entire clan. Mary's strongest influence is over the Banks' children, whom she introduces to a world of fantasy. Film features many classic songs, among them "Chim Chim Cheree." and "Supercalifragilisticexplialidocious."

Awards


Oscar (1965)
   Video Award Name Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Video Award Name Cotton Warburton, Winner, Best Film Editing
   Video Award Name Edward Colman, Nominee, Best Cinematography, Color
Video Award Name Julie Andrews, Winner, Best Actress in a Leading Role

British Academy Awards (1965)
Video Award Name Julie Andrews, Winner, Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Golden Globe (1965)
Video Award Name Julie Andrews, Winner, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy

Oscar (1965)
Video Award Name Peter Ellenshaw, et. al., Winner, Best Effects, Special Visual Effects

Grammy (1965)
Video Award Name Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Winner, Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show

Oscar (1965)
Video Award Name Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Winner, Best Music, Score - Substantially Original
Video Award Name Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"), Winner, Best Music, Original Song
   Video Award Name Robert Stevenson, Nominee, Best Director
   Video Award Name Walt Disney, Bill Walsh, Nominee, Best Picture

Professional Reviews

Premiere
"[T]he Poppins character was played to comely perfection by squeaky-clean Andrews, who won an Oscar." 04/01/2004 p.64

Entertainment Weekly
"[Andrews] openmouthed, eyebrow-cocked expressions became perfect embodiments of Mary's cheeky charm." 12/17/2004 p.66-7

Empire
"Mixing real-life action with animation to charming effect, it is still Julie Andrew's iconic performance that remains this film's cheeriest pleasure..." 03/01/2008 p.116

Reel.com 9 of 10
Mary Poppins stands with The Wizard of Oz as one of the all-time great children's films, and one reason is certainly the memorable music. Richard and Robert Sherman won an Oscar for Best Original Score, which included that long and hard-to-spell word, Best Song winner "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Jolly Holiday," "Let's Go Fly a Kite," "I Love to Laugh," and Disney's personal favorite, "Feed the Birds"...Disney plucked Andrews off Broadway to star in her first film, a role she hesitated to accept because she was hoping to land the lead in My Fair Lady. Julie Andrews went on to beat out Audrey Hepburn for Best Actress that year; one fun extra shows her at the podium thanking the man who made it all possible: Jack Warner (who turned her down for the part of Eliza). In retrospect, Andrews was born to play Mary Poppins, just as she was made for the role of Maria in The Sound of Music, with its singing and similar lesson that life should be joyful...Like Peter Pan, Mary Poppins flies into London circa the early 1900s when children are in need of help. In this case, the super-nanny with magical powers answers an ad that two mischievous children placed. Jane and Michael Banks (Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber) have driven off every nanny so far, and their parents are too involved with work and the suffragette movement to give the children the attention they crave. Leave it to Mary Poppins to teach them how to behave and, with the help of chimney sweep/street artist Bert (Dick Van Dyke), show them how to cut loose and enjoy life?a lesson also learned by their parents, George (David Tomlinson) and Winifred (Glynis Johns). As with any "sweeping" epic or musical, some scenes go on a bit too long?the chimneysweep dance number approaches 15 minutes?but the magic is maintained throughout this classic, which, like its namesake, is practically perfect in every way. - James Plath

FilmCritic.com 8 of 10
Parents, you have a responsibility. Your kids should not know Julie Andrews just from the two Princess Diaries movies...Andrews is just perfect in the title role, a mystical nanny who literally falls from the London sky and into the lives of two lonely children in 1910. The kids desperately need some kind of attention. Their father (David Tomlinson) is a workaholic, brown-nosing banker, who treats his kids as two obstacles in keeping an orderly home. Mom (Glynis Johns) is no better, a dingbat who prefers supporting social causes to spending time with her kids. Funny how little things have changed, huh?...Mary Poppins certainly isn't timeless because of its periodic animation, which the crew at Pixar could probably put together on a lunch break. Simply put, every kid wants an adult who is their ally, who upon their arrival offers a world of magic and fun. Who is Mary Poppins, if not the perfect embodiment of that idea? She can make a room clean itself, enable snow globes to tell touching narratives, and make chalk drawings come to life. Kids will be floored by the magical possibilities. The movie's playful goofiness, courtesy of Van Dyke, Ed Wynn, and bouncy songs (which come one right after the other) will keep everyone glued to the set...Lessons are offered in Mary Poppins, but not in a way that'll have kids or adults rolling their eyes. In fact, the movie's educational stances are meant more for parents -- don't act so wrapped up in the material world, pay attention to your kids -- but in an amusing way that agrees with the movie's joyful tone. The message is clear: Everyone should take care of their jobs and responsibilities, but have fun as well. - Pete Croatto

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