Mary Poppins Returns continues to charm fans in theaters with the magical return of the world’s most famous nanny. Today, Disney released a featurette giving a behind-the-scenes look at one of the film’s musical numbers, Trip A Little Life Fantastic.
The movie has already been nominated for 4 Golden Globe® Awards including Best Picture, 9 Critics’ Choice Awards and AFI’s Top 10 Films of 2018. Nominations for the Oscars have not been announced yet but the movie is on the short list in four categories. These include best visual effects, best original score, and best original song for not just one, but two numbers: The Place Where Lost Things Go and Trip a Little Light Fantastic.
Trip A Little Light Fantastic Featurette
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Mary Poppins Returns Description
In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’seccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
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