Just in time for the holiday season, a special edition of “20/20” gives viewers an inside look at “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to the classic 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. In the special, ABC News’ Chris Connelly sits down for the first prime-time television interviews with Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, stars of the sequel. They open up about both the responsibility and joy they feel about stepping into their characters and the iconic world of Mary Poppins, which hasn’t been portrayed on the big screen in over 50 years. The hour also features an exclusive one-on-one conversation between Van Dyke and Miranda on “Mary Poppins Returns” and Van Dyke’s excitement to share the Mary Poppins magic with a new generation. “Mary Poppins Returns: Behind the Magic – A Special Edition of 20/20” airs Thursday, Nov. 22 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
The hour includes interviews with cast and crew from “Mary Poppins Returns” including director Rob Marshall; composer Marc Shaiman; lyricist Scott Wittman; Pixie Davies and Joel Dawson, actors who play the Banks children; costume designer Sandy Powell; character designer James Woods; and animator James Baxter. “20/20” also features interviews with Karen Dotrice, the actress who played Jane Banks in the original Mary Poppins; and Jeff Kurtti, a Disney historian and author. Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” hits theaters Dec. 19, 2018.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is produced by a division of ABC News’ parent company, The Walt Disney Company.
Today Disney dropped a new poster, trailer and photos from the highly anticipated film Mary Poppins Returns. Check out the poster below:
And these new photos:
And the first trailer!
In Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, an all-new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
Mary Poppins Returns is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a., with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books, and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
Mary Poppins Returns opens in theaters nationwide on December 19.