Thank you to Disney Studios for hosting me during the Mary Poppins Returns Event!
Mary Poppins Returns is magical, so it stands to reason that the premiere would be magical, too! Even though this marked the second time I was seeing the movie in 24 hours, I couldn’t wait to watch it again. Not to mention, this time I was going to watch it in the same room with the filmmakers and the stars!
Every premiere is fun, but getting to walk the red carpet with friends always makes it extra special. Especially friends who will stop for goofy pictures whenever there’s an opportunity to do so.
The “Lovely London Sky” greeted us outside when LA was gifted with a rare rainstorm, but the inside of the premiere tent was transformed into Cherry Tree Lane for the event.
That includes a street with lamp lighters and a balloon lady!
At the premiere party, costumes from the film were on display. This included the hand-painted costumes from the animated sequence. There were also balloon artists, cotton candy, and carnival games available!
It was a night filled with stars!
The night was one big highlight, but if I was forced to pick just one it would be watching Dick Van Dyke enter the theater, less than three feet away from me, and seeing his face as the entire audience gave him a standing ovation.
But if I could give you just one more highlight it would be meeting Richard Sherman, the musical genius behind basically most of my childhood. He was such a delight!
I have lots more to share about Mary Poppins Returns right here on As The Bunny Hops-you don’t want to miss it! Mary Poppins Returns is in theaters on December 19, 2018!
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.