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A Sneak Peek Inside ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

We have been anxiously awaiting more details regarding “Mary Poppins Returns” ever since Disney announced the sequel to the beloved Disney classic film.

So far, we know the following from Disney: Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda as her lamplighter pal, Jack (who was an apprentice of the first film’s chimney sweep, Bert.) It takes place in the mid 1930s––25 years after the first film’s events––and will take us back to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Michael Banks (played by Ben Whishaw) now lives as an adult with his wife and three children. Michael’s sister, Jane (played by Emily Mortimer), has grownup to become a union organizer. And after the sudden passing of Michael’s wife, Mary Poppins returns to Cherry Tree Lane to help guide and lift the spirits of the Banks family.

Today, we got an inside look from an Entertainment Weekly exclusive with new images and concept art from the film.  According to Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive, there will be magical adventures to the top of London’s Big Ben, to the bottom of the ocean, and with dancing penguins. We’ll even meet Mary Poppins cousin, Topsy (played by Meryl Streep) who lives in an upside down house!

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Here is Entertainment Weekly’s magazine cover featuring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins.

 

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This concept art shows lamplighter Jack with Mary Poppins and the three Banks children–Annabel (Pixie Davies), Georgie (Joel Dawson), and John (Nathanael Saleh).  This image comes from a scene in the streets of London during a musical number to the new song, “Trip a Little Light Fantastic.” The new music in Mary Poppins Returns is written by Tony-winning composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

 

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The next picture features Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack.

 

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This is concept art of Cherry Tree Lane in springtime.

 

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And the final image shows Jane and Michael Banks with the three Banks children welcoming Mary Poppins.

Dick Van Dyke, who played Bert in Mary Poppins will also make a cameo in the sequel.  Mary Poppins Returns will hit theaters in Christmas 2018.

 

 

 

New Apple Watch ‘Toy Story’ Interface Announced

Get ready to see all of your favorite Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” characters on your new Apple Watch this fall.  Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear will animate on your watch throughout the day with updates, appointment reminders and inform you the time of day.

Here’s a look at all 3 interfaces:

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Which is your favorite?

Disney Store Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars

This Thursday, May 25 is the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, and the Disney Store is celebrating the occasion in a big way!  Fans will want to visit participating stores for special events, exclusive merchandise and much more.

Here’s a rundown of what you can look forward to:

Opening Ceremony

  • Tap into the Force to help with store openings!

Star Wars Adventures

Share an adventure with BB-8 and Chewbacca as they train with the Resistance. Guests ages 3 and up are invited to participate in the following activities:

  • Defense training against stormtroopers.
  • Millennium Falcon flight training.
  • Writing their name in Aurebesh.

The Art of Drawing: R2-D2 and BB-8

  • Learn to draw Star Wars‘s greatest astromechs, R2-D2 and BB-8!

Story Time: Escape from Jakku and Star Wars: A New Hope

  • Experience a special Star Wars story, featuring interactive elements.

Star Wars Trivia Event

  • Test your Star Wars knowledge! Those who are strong with the Force will receive a set of trading cards or a 40th Anniversary button. (While supplies last.)

Exclusive Disney Store Items (Launching on Thursday, May 25)

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Star Wars 40th Anniversary ”Tsum Tsum” Plush Set – Micro – 2 1/2′

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Han Solo and Luke Skywalker Elite Series Die Cast Action Figures – 6” – Star Wars: A New Hope

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Star Wars 40th Anniversary Pin Set – Limited Edition

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Star Wars 40th Anniversary Lithograph Set – Limited Edition

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Star Wars 40th Anniversary Ornament Set – Limited Edition

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Figurine – Limited Edition (not pictured)

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Flash Sale on Star Wars 40th Anniversary T-Shirts: Ladies, Mens, Unisex and Kids (May 25-28)

Be sure to use the store locator to find a participating Disney Store.

Happy Anniversary Star Wars!

 

Treasures From the Disney Vault Returns to TCM June 2

Treasures from the Disney Vault returns to the Turner Classic Movies Channel on June 2, 2017.  The special evening will once again be hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin and will showcase a wide array of Disney classics including animated shorts, feature films, live-action movies, documentaries, nature films, and made-for-television movies.

Here’s the complete programming schedule for June 2:

  • 8:00pm Summer Magic – small-town postman helps a Boston widow and her family adjust to country life.
  • 10:00pm Pollyanna – An orphan’s relentless optimism changes lives in a sleepy small town.
  • 12:30am Mickey’s Polo Team – animated short
  • 12:45am Horse with the Flying Tail – palomino goes through various owners before competing at the Pan American games
  • 1:45am Tatooed Police Horse – A horse trained for trotting races, insists on galloping.
  • 2:45am Hacksaw – A girl captures a white stallion to compete in a contest
  • 4:30amHorse Without A Head – A group of poor children spend their time playing with a riding-size toy horse on wheels.

Disney Store Sale: Character Beach Towels as Low as $7.19 Each

Need some beach towels as you get ready for summer? Head on over to DisneyStore.com where they are having a great sale on Character Beach and Hooded Towels.  For a limited time, you can score these towels for as little as $7.19 (regularly up to $22.95) each, shipped when you buy 7.

If you place an order through May 25, you can receive an extra 10% off your order of $50 or more when you use promo code DRVCMEMBER at checkout.

Shipping charges start at $5.95 or is free on orders of $50 or more with promo code SHIP50.

Happy shopping!