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January 4, 2019: The return of Mary Poppins

The “practically perfect” nanny Mary Poppins, who flies through the clouds with a black parrot umbrella and a signature carpet bag, has made a return to the screen. Mary Poppins Returns features a new cast and music and will release in India on January 4.

January 4, 2019: The return of Mary Poppins

The 1964 film, Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews, left, and Dick Van Dyke as a cheerful chimney sweep, brought a best actress Oscar for Andrews and an award-winning score of songs like ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ and ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ that have become classics. The character was created in books written by P.L. Travers in the 1930s and 1940s.

In Mary Poppins Returns, Emily Blunt, right, plays the firm but kind British singing nanny who descends on London in the early 20th century to take care of the children of the now adult Banks siblings from the 1964 film. Reuters quoted Blunt as saying it was a “nostalgic nod” to the original.

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