There are a few movies that I watched a child that have carried through with me to my adult years - Mary Poppins being one of them. I've been a Disney fan ever since I can remember; there's just something about the magical world of Disney that has always resonated with me and touched a special place in my heart! I was so excited to hear that Walt Disney Pictures was finally releasing a Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack, and even more excited when they offered to send me a copy to review!
Releasing from the Disney Vault in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, creative visionary Walt Disney’s classic shines for the first time on Blu-ray. Starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews in her Academy-Award winning role, and featuring iconic toe-tapping songs including “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” Mary Poppins is a movie experience your family will enjoy again and again. An all-new digital restoration adds even more magic – helping bring the award-winning songs and amazing picture to life like never before. Share the music; share the magic; share the joy of Mary Poppins this holiday on Blu-ray Combo Pack & HD Digital December 10.
If you haven't seen Mary Poppins before, NOW is the time to buy this Disney classic! But really, where the heck have you been for the last fifty years? We used to watch Mary Poppins on a weekly basis when I was a kid; my grandmother loved Julie Andrews and we would watch all of her movies in little Julie Andrews marathons!
The thing is, Mary Poppins was more than just a great movie about singing and dancing and crazy words and silly penguins. Like most Disney movies from my childhood, I felt that there was a life lesson tied into all of those songs and dances.
I mean really, we all wishes Mary Poppins was our mom, right? So, when it came time to actually be a mom, I tried to remember some of the things that made me love Mary Poppins so much - she's really not a bad role model as far as maternal types go, after all.
2 Lessons on Parenting by Mary Poppins
A Little Sweetness Goes a Long Way, or a Spoonful of Sugar Makes the Medicine Go Down.
Life can be brutal at the worst of times and rather boring at the best of times. While Mary Poppins may have used a spoonful of sugar to make the Banks children take their medicine, I've carried this idea into my parenting style in general when it comes to Angeline. Be nice, be sweet, be kind.
Silliness is Underrated.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious isn't just a crazy, made-up word - it's a way of thinking. It's a movement. Okay, it's really just a crazy word. But that's the fun of it - it's silly and fun! Life is too serious, there's plenty of time for worry, dread and doubt. Laugh with your kids, be silly and have fun!
You can pick up the 50th Anniversary Edition of Mary Poppins on Blu-ray Combo Pack on Amazon.com right now for just $29.99 and get free Prime shipping by Christmas Day! (this is my affiliate link and I'll earn a small commission through your order if you make a purchase!)
New Bonus Features:
- Mary-OKE’s – New piece highlights popular music from the film, specifically “Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” Step In Time,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and allows viewer to sing-along to animated words that display onscreen in unique ways.
- Becoming Mr. Sherman (TBC by theatrical team): Join actor Jason Schwartzman as he sits down for a fun and musical-filled afternoon with Richard Sherman. In the new film, SAVING MR BANKS, Schwartzman portrays the Disney Legend... half of the famous composing team, the Sherman Brothers who wrote all the classic songs from MARY POPPINS, as well as many other favorites. Hear heartwarming, revealing stories about the making of this beloved musical, get more insight on working with Walt Disney, and get a unique sneak peek into SAVING MR BANKS, starring Tom Hanks, and Emma Thompson.
Feature Run Time: Approximately 140 minutes
Sound: Blu-ray – English: 7.1 DTS-HDMA, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Original Theatrical Mix; Spanish and French: 5.1 Dolby Digital; DVD – English: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Original Theatrical Mix; Spanish and French: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages/Subtitles: English, French & Spanish