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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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A few decades after her original visit, Mary Poppins, the magical nanny, returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.


Rob Marshall


P.L. Travers (based upon the "Mary Poppins" stories by) (as PL Travers), David Magee (screen story by) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 103 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Blunt ... Mary Poppins
Lin-Manuel Miranda ... Jack
Ben Whishaw ... Michael Banks
Emily Mortimer ... Jane Banks
Pixie Davies ... Annabel
Nathanael Saleh ... John
Joel Dawson ... Georgie
Julie Walters ... Ellen
Meryl Streep ... Cousin Topsy
Colin Firth ... Wilkins / Wolf
Jeremy Swift ... Gooding / Badger
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ... Frye / Weasel
Dick Van Dyke ... Mr. Dawes, Jr.
Angela Lansbury ... Balloon Lady
David Warner ... Admiral Boom

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In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Written by Disney

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In a place we hold dear, where wonder once lived... but soon from above, a new story begins. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and brief action | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell, Sean Hayes, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, Russell Brand, James Corden, Jim Carrey, Zac Efron, Daniel Radcliffe, Matt Lucas, Eddie Izzard and David Tennant were considered for the role of Jack. See more »


In the balloon scene, as Ellen sings the London landmarks in the distance show St. Paul's Cathedral with Tower Bridge to the right, then the next cut shows Houses of Parliament, St Paul's has vanished, then Tower Bridge. See more »


[first lines]
Milkman: Morning, Jack.
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Crazy Credits

There is a special thanks to Jay Leno in the credits. According to Lin-Manuel Miranda, "I asked about this when I saw that! Apparently there is a car sound effect from the 1930's that they could not replicate, and someone realized Jay Leno had the car they needed. To record the sound effect." See more »


Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: This Ain't It, Chief (2019) See more »


The Royal Doulton Music Hall
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, and Nathanael Saleh
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This Mary is more like the book.
20 July 2019 | by MolongirlSee all my reviews

Have finally caught up with this and enjoyed it thoroughly. The only reason I've not scored it higher is for the song in the Music Hall, too sleazy for Mary Poppins and a flatness and wordiness of some of the other songs. But others were light hearted and catchy and beautifully done. I never liked the Mary Poppins books, she lied and was way too weird. I enjoyed the Julie Andrews/Disney version, much more likeable. Emily Blunt based her Mary much more on the book but happily also managed to make her more likeable. I just wish someone would help Disney song writers realise that people enjoy good melodies and don't need loooong songs that are too wordy. Plus when doing a movie for children keep it clean and good. The sleaziness of that 1 particular song was so out of step with Mary and the whole tone of her story.

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Release Date:

19 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary Poppins 2 See more »


Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,523,121, 23 December 2018

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2.39 : 1
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