Over 50 yearslong-awaited sequelEmily Blunt, Lin Manuel Miranda, and Meryl Streep

Dick Van Dyke played two characters in the film.

Dick Van Dyke"Navckid Keyd." The letters unscramble to reveal the actor's name.

Dick Van Dyke will appear in the sequel.

Mr. Dawes, Jr.

Julie Andrews will not appear in the new film.

Julie AndrewsThe director of the film told Entertainment Weekly that

Walt Disney offered Julie Andrews the role of Mary Poppins after seeing her in a musical.

offered Julie Andrews one of her most iconic roles"Camelot"

Disney postponed production on the film for Julie Andrews.

he postponed the film for her

"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" is a real word.

Oxford English Dictionarymeant to be used

Composers Richard and Robert Sherman might not have made up the famed nonsensical word.

although they claim to havefirst used in 19311949

Julie Andrews had an accident while filming.

In an interview

"Mary Poppins" was Julie Andrews first feature-length movie.

Julie Andrews' first live-action film

"Mary Poppins" was the highest grossing film of 1964.

highest grossing film of 1964

Andrews was considered for the role of Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady." If she had gotten it, she may never have played Mary Poppins.

"Mary Poppins" won five Academy Awards in total.

five Oscars

Disney waited 20 years for P.L. Travers to approve his bid.

20 years later

The author of the "Mary Poppins" novels hated Disney's adaptation.

extensive meetings onwas said to have cried

Before her deathSir Cameron Mackintosh

P.L. Travers' estate allowed the sequel to be made.

under the stipulation

Dick Van Dyke was criticized for his accent.

"atrocious cockney accent."

Matthew Garber and Karen Dotrice starred on screen together multiple times.

Matthew GarberKaren Dotrice"The Three Lives of Thomasina""The Gnome-Mobile"

The "Supercalifragilistic" scene was shot so many times that the kids got sick of eating the toffee apples.

In an interview with the Guardian, Karen Dotrice, who played Jane Banks, said, "There were so many retakes of the Supercalifragilistic scene that we got sick of the toffee apples we were supposed to be eating."

The songs took two and a half years to write.

composer and songwriter Richard Sherman told The Guardian.

The song "Spoonful of Sugar" was inspired by Robert Sherman's son.

Sherman's son told his father

The stage where "Mary Poppins" was filmed was named after Julie Andrews.

shot on the same stage, according to Mental Floss"Julie Andrews Stage 2."

Composer and songwriter Richard Sherman cried when he heard "Spoonful of Sugar."

Richard Sherman got emotional over Julie Andrews' rendition of his song.

"TA Spoonful of Sugar

Richard Sherman's favorite project was "Mary Poppins."

Despite creating the incredibly popular "It's a Small World," when asked what his favorite project was, Richard Sherman told BMI, "It has to be '.' 'Mary Poppins' was our magnum opus."

Bert was not in the original books.

"an amalgamation of several of Mary Poppins' friends from the books," according to IMDB.

Dick Van Dyke was hired because Walt Disney agreed with his opinions on family entertainment.

In an interview with CNN, Dick Van Dyke said, "

David Tomlinson voiced Mary Poppins' parrot umbrella.

David Tomlinsonvoice of Mary Poppins talking umbrellauncredited part

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