PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.
Unlike Mary Poppins (1964), this film (or all its live-action footage) was shot in the story's indigenous English setting with natural outdoors; the 1964 original was an entirely indoors film (i.e., even outdoor scenes were shot in the Disney Studio sound stages in Burbank. Similarly, at the same time the 1964 original was being filmed in Burbank, the other 1912-English set musical My Fair Lady (1964) was being filmed in the sound stages of rival Warner Brothers Studio in nearby Glendale. So the close-knit band of "English-type" Hollywood bit players (who played "English" extras) was doubly busy during that summer-fall season of 1963). Some of the post-production work for this new film, however, was done in Hollywood.
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In the London street scenes, several of the buses shown are too old for the 1930s setting. For instance, the buses are shown with outside staircases to the upper deck, whereas those designs (from post-WWI) had been superseded by then by designs with enclosed staircases.
There is a special thanks to former Tonight Show host Jey Leno in the credits. According to Lin-Manuel Miranda, "I asked about this when I saw that! Apparently there is a car sound effect from the 1930's that they could not replicate, and someone realized Jay Leno had the car they needed. To record the sound effect. "
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