Mary Poppins Returns set for March home video release
After a triumphant box-office run and a handful of Oscar nominations, Mary Poppins Returns will arrive into homes instantly on Digital and Movies Anywhere starting on March 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 19.
Set in 1930s Depression-era London (the time period of the original novels), Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt as the eponymous nanny, and is drawn from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ additional seven books. After the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and with the help of optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), she uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
As expected, the bonus materials will let viewers explore the making of Mary Poppins Returns, going behind the scenes with the star-studded cast and crew who collaborated to make even the impossible possible.
Some of the extras include:
“The Anthropomorphic Zoo” – A deleted song, Mary Poppins and the children visit a very special zoo where the humans and animals trade places.
The Practically Perfect Making of Mary Poppins Returns – Join filmmakers and cast on an amazing journey to embrace the legacy of the original film while making a fresh modern sequel.
(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky – Discover how the team mined PL Travers’ books for a fresh perspective on a much-loved character.
Can You Imagine That? – Takes you on location for Mary’s iconic entrance from the sky, and explore the movie’s original songs, inspired by the Sherman Brothers.
The Musical Numbers of Mary Poppins Returns — Go behind the scenes and experience the film’s production numbers from a new angle.
“Trip a Little Light Fantastic” — Led by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the cast performs the film’s biggest production number, with dancing lamplighters, bicyclists and more!
“The Royal Doulton Music Hall” / “A Cover is Not the Book” — Find out what it takes to create two musical extravaganzas inside an animated world, highlighted by dancing animated penguins!
Turning Turtle — Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy Turvy, played by Meryl Streep, has an unusual house that turns this musical number upside-down.
Back to Cherry Tree Lane — Dick Van Dyke, who played Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr. in the first film, returns after 54 years to Cherry Tree Lane as Mr. Dawes Jr.
Practically Perfect Bloopers – There’s nowhere to go but up with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of flubs, goofs and prop fails!
There is also a Play in Sing-Along Mode, where you can sing along with all your favorite songs as you watch the movie.
In addition to Blunt and Miranda, the cast includes Ben Whishaw (SPECTRE), Emily Mortimer (Hugo) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter films), with Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth), and Angela Lansbury will play the Balloon Lady, a character from PL Travers’ original children’s books.
Directed and produced by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago), Mary Poppins Returns also introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Nathanael Saleh (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Joel Dawson.
You can own Mary Poppins Returns on digital starting March 12, and on disc March 19.