Because it is! On 27 August 1964 Mary Poppins was released in theaters, meaning that today is the 49th anniversary of the film!
The animated/live action hybrid starred Julie Andrews (aka Queen Clarisse Renaldi from The Princess Diaries) as the all-singing, all-dancing nanny with a fabulous wardrobe and one of the world’s first It-bags. Ok, it may have been made out of carpet but it sure was roomy (she pulled a lamp out of that thing!).
During the D23 Expo some of the original costumes and props from the film were on display including Mary Poppins’ famous carousel outfit (minus the red underbust corset), above and, of course, he carpet bag (below). Disney is getting behind the charming cinematic treat in a big way because as well as the fiftieth anniversary next year, Saving Mr Banks is out in December. The film tells the story of Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) persuading the author of Mary Poppins (played by Emma Thompson, aka Queen Elinor in Brave) to sell him the rights to the film. Costumes worn by Hanks and Thompson were also on display during the Expo.
Check them all out in the gallery below.
Chim chim cheree!
Are you excited for Saving Mr Banks?