Blu-ray Release: Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary

Digital and Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 10, 2013
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Mary PoppinsNow this is supercalifragilistic-expialidocious! The Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition is the high-definition debut of this Oscar-winning family film.

Based on the book by P.L. Travers, the 1964 musical stars the brilliant Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music) as a magical umbrella-wielding nanny who brightens a cold banker’s (David Tomlinson, Bedknobs and Broomsticks) unhappy family with help from a singing chimney sweep (Dick Van Dyke, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).

G-rated Mary Poppins won five Academy Awards, for its visual effects, film editing, the original song “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” Andrews as Best Actress and the score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

Both the Blu-ray/DVD Combo and the high-def digital download come with two new special features:

  • “Mary-OKE’s” highlighting popular music from the film, including “Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Step in Time” and the Oscar-winning “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” with animated lyrics so you can sing aling
  • “Becoming Mr. Sherman,” with composer Richard Sherman spending a music-filled afternoon with actor Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), who plays the Disney song legend in the new movie Saving Mr. Banks
  • and a downloadable digital copy of the film.

Here’s the trailer for the new Blu-ray edition:

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.