The movie received 13 Academy Award(R) nominations and won 5 Oscars(R) for Best Actress, Best Song, Best Music Score, Best Film Editing, and Best Special Visual Effects. It also received a special scientific award for the creation and application of Color Traveling Matte Composite Cinematography, which helped make the combination of live action and animated actors in the film possible.
There is only one word that comes close to accurately describing the enchanting Mary Poppins, and that term was coined by the movie itself: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even at 2 hours and 20 minutes, Disney's pioneering mixture of live action and animation (based on the books by P.L. Travers) still holds kids spellbound. Julie Andrews won an Oscar as the world's most magically idealized nanny ("practically perfect in every way," and complete with lighter-than-air umbrella), and Dick Van Dyke is her clownishly charming beau, Bert the chimney sweep. The songs are also terrific, ranging from bright and cheery ("A Spoonful of Sugar") to dark and cheery (the Oscar-winning "Chim Chim Cher-ee") to touchingly melancholy ("Feed the Birds"). Many consider Mary Poppins to be the crowning achievement of Walt Disney's career--and it was the only one of his features to be nominated for a best picture Academy Award until Beauty and the Beast in 1991. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Ahhh... Mary Poppins... my absolute fave!! Can't NOT own this movie!!!
It's a classic to add to my collection. Read more
Great movie. The digitally restored movie holds up very well and my 3 year old son and 15 month old daughter sing along to all of the classic Mary Poppins songs. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert M.
Réception rapide en parfait ordre - c'était un cadeau, donc pas d'autres commentairesPublished 1 month ago by Lise Sylvestre Reid
We love watching it and singing the songs, though the lullabies tend to put Mom & Dad to sleep and not the kids.Published 2 months ago by Alexander Sutherland
This was the first movie we took our children to see - loved it then & love it now --S.C.Published 2 months ago by shirley cassell