In 1964, Julie Andrews brought the magical Mary Poppins to life, forever embedding the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious into the vocabulary of generations of children to come. Now, 54 whole years later, Emily Blunt is returning to Andrews’ iconic role for Mary Poppins Returns.
Disney Studios has finally released the first trailer for this nostalgic sequel, and you might want to grab some tissues because it looks practically perfect in every way. In it, Poppins returns to the Banks household to help take care of the next generation of the family's children during an emotional roller coaster. Just as the first one, it’s part animated, part live-action, includes dancing penguins, and a routine from Dick Van Dyke, who played chimney sweep Bert in the original film.
In this new film, Lin-Manuel Miranda plays the jubilant Jack the lamplighter. The movie also stars Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw, and more. It is being helmed by Rob Marshall, who directed Chicago, and was written by David Magee, who penned another classic, Finding Neverland.
Of course, this heartwarming family film is hitting theaters on Dec. 19, just in time for the holiday season.