Disney’s big entry for the Christmas holiday box office race just recently bagged theaters and moviegoers domestically with classics and nostalgia and will continue to spread its magic globally.
Going back to where it all began, we have uncovered an old movie poster for the first Mary Poppins film where Julie Andrews is in a classic Victorian dress. This nanny, for all we know, not only brought hope during the time of depression but perhaps brought one of the most important and influential sequences in the history of cinema. It is a film often regarded as Walt Disney’s crowning live-action achievement, being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in his lifetime and also that year’s Oscar winner for Best Visual Effects. But the history doesn’t stop on that list because this film has changed the course of film history forever, giving birth to CGI and whose innovation of the film’s coming-to-life visuals eventually became the basis of the modern green screen. No doubt that the film has gone global in the 1960s.
Now, the revival of the world’s most loved nanny is up for another history having already climbed the top ten box office ladder and received numerous award nominations. But the outlook boils down to how well and how long it continues to play into the New Year.
Read more about Emily Blunt’s take as the new Mary Poppins in our magazine issue#54 and be equally amazed by her return.
Take a glimpse of magic and adventure once more by watching the trailer below.