Published: 27th August 2021
#ThrowbackToday: The English nanny with magical powers, Mary Poppins, comes to theatres
In today's #TBT, we recall all the lovely memories that Mary Poppings gave us when it was released 57 years ago today — the songs, the plot, the laughter and of course, the legendary Julie Andrews
An English nanny with magical powers! An umbrella that turns into a parachute and many, many other abilities makes her more than just a nanny. People were enamoured when Disney's Mary Poppins hit the theatres on August 27, 1964. Not only did it go on to be nominated for a record number of Oscars, 13 to be exact, the 139-minute family film also served as the debut film of Julie Andrews. Did you know that Disney actually pushed the production of the movie only to accommodate Julie Andrews and look how it has paid off! What's more? She even won an Oscar for the movie!
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The movie itself is based on a series of children's books by Australian-English author PL Travers. In 2018, Emily Blunt played the role of this English nanny in the Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel, only after approval from the author's estate.