These Secrets About Mary Poppins Are Sweeter Than a Spoonful of Sugar

Are you ready for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious trip down memory lane?

Because right now, in honor of Dick Van Dyke‘s 96th (!) birthday Dec. 13, we’re looking back on a true classic: Mary Poppins

Produced by Walt Disney and directed by Robert Stevenson, the 1964 movie—also starring Julie Andrews—follows the story of a magical nanny who brings music and adventure to two neglected children in London. And, 50+ year old spoiler alert: Her efforts end up bringing them closer to their father.

Disney’s movie, based on the books by P.L Travers’ and adapted for the big screen by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, naturally received high praise from viewers and critics alike, going on to nab five Oscars including Best Actress, Best Film Editing, Best Original Music Score, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song. And, in 2018, everyone’s favorite nanny returned with an equally spellbinding sequel starring Emily Blunt

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