REVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS comes home but is this release practically perfect?
Apr03

REVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS comes home but is this release practically perfect?

A box office juggernaut it was not but MARY POPPINS RETURNS was a charming followup to the original with gorgeous production value, catchy tunes, and a memorable cast. Available now for home release it features a nice roundup of extras to make the home-purchase worth the while vs waiting for Disney+ at the end of the year. Bonus Features Discovery Different Worlds: Creating Mary Poppins Returns sounds like a full length feature...

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Bathtub Gin, Fol-de-rol, and Bicycle Spokes: An Interview with Lyricist Scott Wittman from MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Mar11

Bathtub Gin, Fol-de-rol, and Bicycle Spokes: An Interview with Lyricist Scott Wittman from MARY POPPINS RETURNS

MARY POPPINS RETURNS flies into homes on Digital HD this week, and to celebrate we had the opportunity to interview the movie’s co-lyricist, Scott Wittman! Alongside his longtime songwriting partner Marc Shaiman (who handles the music and co-writes the lyrics), Wittman has crafted songs for HAIRSPRAY, NBC’s SMASH, and the Broadway adaptations of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. He and Shaiman were...

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DISNEY AT THE OSCARS 2019: 4 Wins! ‘Black Panther’ secures Oscar gold!
Feb24

DISNEY AT THE OSCARS 2019: 4 Wins! ‘Black Panther’ secures Oscar gold!

It was a monumental night at the 91st Annual Academy Awards and Disney had a part in the evening with 4 WINS!  As expected, the lion’s share of the wins tonight for the house of mouse went to  BLACK PANTHER! Here’s Disney’s wins: Short Film – Animated (BAO) Costume Design (BLACK PANTHER—Ruth Carter) Production Design (BLACK PANTHER—Hannah Beachler) Music – Original Score (BLACK PANTHER—Ludwig Göransson)...

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REVIEW: Jeff Kurtti’s PRACTICALLY POPPINS IN EVERY WAY is a fantastic look into the history of everyone’s favorite nanny
Jan29

REVIEW: Jeff Kurtti’s PRACTICALLY POPPINS IN EVERY WAY is a fantastic look into the history of everyone’s favorite nanny

Like the unexpected winds in the east, we received a review copy of author Jeff Kurtti’s new book Practically Poppins in Every Way: A Magical Carpetbag of Countless Wonders. We were delighted to find a rather robust tome looking not just into the brand new film but into the legacy and history of the practically perfect nanny! It’s no secret that a lot of us on the MouseInfo crew absolutely loved the recent MARY POPPINS...

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REVIEW: Step inside and see how El Capitan Theatre has transformed for MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Dec26

REVIEW: Step inside and see how El Capitan Theatre has transformed for MARY POPPINS RETURNS

This past weekend, MouseInfo was invited to check out the El Capitan Theatre and take in all the sights and sounds of the MARY POPPINS RETURNS limited-time engagement. Aside from the film’s presentation in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, there’s a few other extras that will certainly make your local cineplex pale in comparison. You can enjoy it all now through January 13! Behind the Scenes Exhibit Find costumes and props...

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Five reasons that MARY POPPINS RETURNS is the right film made at the right time
Dec17

Five reasons that MARY POPPINS RETURNS is the right film made at the right time

MouseInfo recently had the opportunity to sit down with cast and creators of MARY POPPINS RETURNS to learn more the highly anticipated sequel to the beloved Disney classic. We heard from notables including Rob Marshall (Director), Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Jack), Ben Whishaw (Michael Banks), Emily Mortimer (Jane Banks), plus Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Music). A common theme that came up during the press...

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REVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS is the practically perfect medicine 2018 needs
Dec12

REVIEW: MARY POPPINS RETURNS is the practically perfect medicine 2018 needs

Fifty four years after Walt Disney enchanted the world with his seminal masterpiece, MARY POPPINS, the studio has circled back to the untouchable classic for a sequel (not a remake). Based on the practically unadaptable book series by P.L. Travers, Walt’s team, lead by the legendary Sherman brothers, the original film has been loved by generations. I love MARY POPPINS. How many children have been convinced an umbrella would help...

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PICTORIAL: Construction continues as Christmas draws near; Star Wars, Downtown Disney, Parking
Dec09

PICTORIAL: Construction continues as Christmas draws near; Star Wars, Downtown Disney, Parking

As the Disney Holidays continue on at the Happiest Place on Earth, a hub-bub of activity also continues to be the norm as construction and refurbishment projects continue day to day. Today we’ve got a huge update with a look at ongoing work at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new Mary Poppins Returns exhibit at the Disney Gallery, a taste of the newly reopened Napolini restaurant with its new fast-fire concept, and Salt &...

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS at El Capitan; curtain show, costumes, opening night celebration
Dec05

MARY POPPINS RETURNS at El Capitan; curtain show, costumes, opening night celebration

MARY POPPINS RETURNS is flying into El Capitan Theatre (from December 19 to January 13) and it’s bringing with it a practically perfect assortment of special extras and offers to help you dive into the world of Cherry Tree Lane like nowhere else can offer. Aside from enjoying the presentation in Dolby Vision™ Laser Projection and Dolby Atmos® Sound. Technology, there’s a few different ways to enjoy this film… Special Extras A...

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The Story Continues… new featurette unveiled for MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Nov29

The Story Continues… new featurette unveiled for MARY POPPINS RETURNS

A fantastic new featurette has been released featuring Emilly Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Rob Marshall amongst others who talk about continuing the legacy of the cherished Disney feature. We’re excited to share our thoughts on the film with you soon! MARY POPPINS RETURNS features 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...

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