Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Celebrating 50 Years of Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins turned 50 last week, and in its honor we talk about it over on Storyboard, the official blog of The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Walt having a Jolly Holiday with Mary
photo © The Walt Disney Company

“After a long concentration on live-action and cartoon films, we decided to try something that would employ about every trick we had learned in the making of films. We would combine cartoon and live-action in an enormous fantasy: Mary Poppins.”
—Walt Disney

Arguably one of the most beloved films of all time, Mary Poppins premiered on August 27, 1964. And in the fifty years since its release, it hasn’t lost a step (in time). If you’re curious how it’s rated on the popular film-review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, it scores a modest 100%.

Please visit Storyboard to read the rest of the story!