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.”
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%.