Tuesday, December 10, 2013

50th Anniversary Edition of Mary Poppins on Blu-ray Combo Pack {Available Today!}

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While we have certainly enjoyed the variety of new characters, shows and movies that have entered the scene in recent years, there is something to be said of the beloved classics.

After all, there has to be a reason why a film could continue delighting children, adults and entire families for decade after decade, doesn't there?

Which is why now is the time to celebrate the past half-century of entertainment and song that we have all enjoyed with the 50th Anniversary Edition of the one and only Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition

Released from the Disney Vault in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, this timeless classic is available today, December 10, 2013, for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack & HD Digital. Winner of five 1964 Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee") and Best Special Visual Effects, Mary Poppins now shines like never before with its all-new digital restoration.

Is there anyone that doesn't love this magical tale?

"Practically Perfect In Every Way" Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game and every day into a "Jolly Holiday."

Mary Poppins chimney sweep

Featuring iconic toe-tapping songs including "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," Mary Poppins is a movie experience your family will enjoy again and again.

Add in the all-new digital restoration and you'll be caught up in even more magic – the award-winning songs and amazing picture are brought to life like never before!

Mary Poppins digital

As well as this wonderful musical number itself (you'll be tapping your feet!), new features included in this Blu-ray and HD Digital version of Mary Poppins include:
  • Mary-OKE Sing-Along – New piece highlights popular music from the film, specifically "Spoon Full of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Step In Time" and "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and allows viewers to sing-along to animated words that display onscreen in unique ways.
  • Deleted Song: "Chimpanzoo"
  • A Magical Musical Reunion with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Richard Sherman
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Making of Mary Poppins
  • Becoming Mr. Sherman (TBC by theatrical team): Join actor Jason Schwartzman as he sits down for a fun and musical-filled afternoon with Richard Sherman. In the new film, Saving Mr. Banks, Schwartzman portrays the Disney Legend... half of the famous composing team, the Sherman Brothers who wrote all the classic songs from Mary Poppins, as well as many other favorites. 
    Hear heartwarming, revealing stories about the making of this beloved musical, get more insight on working with Walt Disney, and get a unique sneak peek into Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.
This holiday season, share the music; share the magic; share the joy of Mary Poppins for the first time on Disney Blu-ray. This beloved classic has a feature run time of approximately 140 minutes and is available now with an MSRP of $24.99 (in stores, online or on Amazon).

Mary Poppins flying

Other than the Mary Poppins Blu-ray Combo Pack that I was provided, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This post is solely my honest opinion about this product.


Janet W. said...

This movie is such a wonderful classic! I look forward to showing my grandson this movie soon!

Jen F said...

Oh my goodness. I remember watching this movie when I was little. My mom and I watched together because it was a movie she loved growing up!

gahome2mom said...

Yes! What a great classic for the whole family! Happy Holidays

Anne said...

When we were little girls many many (okay, don't remind me how many!) years ago, my sister and I were thrilled with Mary Poppins. This would be the perfect gift for her. Thank you!

M Clark said...

This is a great classic full of wonderful songs that stay with you forever. This is a great investment, thank you for this great review.

Jay said...

This is one of my favorite movies of all time!

slehan said...

I wore the LP out. I know all the songs and can sing it backwards, which is going a bit too far don't you think?

slehan at juno dot com