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Mary Poppins is one of the most popular Disney films combined with live action and animation. All of the songs in this film were written and composed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The video was released on December 3, 1985, and was re-printed several times -- in 1986, 1988, and 1990. The video remained available like this until 1994.

The closed captions were actually first seen on the back cover of the 1986 VHS.

Synopsis

1985-1988 VHS

Mary Poppins is unquestionagly Walt Disney's triumphant masterpiece. Julie Aadrews, in her Academy Award-winning performance, stars as the irrepressible nanny who soars out of the london skies and into the hearts of everone she ecounter. "Practically perfect in every way," Mary brings a carptbag of magical adventures into the lives of the Banks family on Cherry Tree Lane. An unparalleled blend of animation and live-action, dazzling dances, and an award-winning musical score makes Mary Poppins a joyous, timeless classic!

1994-1996 VHS

Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee") and Best Visual Effects, Mary Poppins has become one of Walt Disney's most fondly cherished film classics! High above the dawn clouds of London, "practically perfect" Mary Poppins flies out of the sky and into the lives of two playful children.  With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny makes every chore a game and every day an adventure with rooftop dancing, a leap into an imaginative cartoon world, and a visit to a hilarious floating tea party, But it may take more than "A Spoonful of Sugar" to cheer up the children's prim and proper father! With its brilliant blend of live action, animation, breathtaking fantasy and memorable songs, there's only one word to describe Mary Poppins -- supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Supplements

1985-1988 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Red warning screens September 1984
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo
  • Q4 1983 (1985-1986 VHS)
  • August 1986 (1988 VHS)
3 Mary Poppins August 1964

1994 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1991
2
  • Walt Disney Home Video logo
  • Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo
  • August 1986 (Version 1)
  • September 1994 (Version 2)
3 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster August 1994
4 Feature Presentation Q4 1991
5 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
6 Mary Poppins August 1964

1994 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1991
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo September 1994
3 Promo for the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection September 1994
4 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster August 1994
5 Promo for the Walt Disney Family Film Collection October 1994
6 Feature Presentation Q4 1991
7 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
8 Mary Poppins August 1964

1995 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1991
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo September 1994
3 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo May 1995
4 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster August 1994
5 Promo for the Walt Disney Family Film Collection October 1994
6 Feature Presentation January 1995
7 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
8 Mary Poppins August 1964

1996 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1991
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo September 1994
3 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo December 1995
4 Walt Disney Family Film Collection promo Q2 1996
5 Video preview for Aladdin and the King of Thieves December 1995
6 Feature Presentation January 1995
7 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
8 Mary Poppins August 1964

Advertised on:

1994 VHS

  1. All 9 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1994-1996
  2. All Walt Disney Family Film Collection titles

1995 VHS

  1. A Goofy Movie (1995 VHS)
  2. Cinderella (1995 VHS)

1996 VHS

  1. Pocahontas (1996 VHS)
  2. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1996 VHS)
  3. All 9 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1994-1996

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Japan April 25, 1989
South Korea November 1990
UK November 1994

Television broadcasts

Mary Poppins aired on NBC for the first and only time on April 15, 1990. From there the film returned to The Disney Channel in late 1990, but was not rebroadcast by a major television network again until 2002.

Websites

Official

Merchandising

Gallery

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