Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins (1964)

Long resistant to film adaptations of her Mary Poppins books, P.L. Travers finally succumbed to the entreaties of Walt Disney, and the result is often considered the finest of Disney's personally supervised films. The Travers stories… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 26, 1964
DVD Release Date: March 24, 1998
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Consensus: A lavish modern fairy tale celebrated for its amazing special effects, catchy songs, and Julie Andrews's legendary performance in the title role.

TIME Magazine

The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental, and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection.

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Frances Dickinson
Time Out

Compared to even 'sophisticated' juvenile fodder, the sheer exuberance of Disney's adaptation of PL Travers' children's classic should tickle the most jaded fancy.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

Van Dyke and Andrews have great chemistry together, but it's really her interaction with the children and the magic of the story and the visual effects that charm audiences.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The grace of the effects makes it some kind of classic.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

I find it irresistible. Plenty of other adults will feel the same way. And, needless to say, so will the kids.

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Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Van Dyke's energy is prodigious (especially when he leaps around with a gang of sooty chimney-sweeps on the London rooftops) and the songs are classics.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Julie Andrews' first appearance on the screen is a signal triumph and she performs as easily as she sings, displaying a fresh type of beauty nicely adaptable to the color cameras.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

This is easily the best of Disney's experiments in combining animation and live action, and one of the studio's best-loved films.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

One of the great movie musicals and of that rare breed of deathless family entertainment that's guaranteed to transfix children, well beyond this, its fiftieth anniversary. [Blu-ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A magical Disney film that marvels us with fantastic special effects, a splendid combination of live action and animation, an unforgettable performance by Julie… More
Directors Cat
A lot of Mary Poppins, even for a Disney movie is a bit silly. But I could ignore that fact though because it had a lot of charm and spunk to make up for it.
KJ Proulx
Although it's running time is a bit of a drag at times, "Mary Poppins" boasts strong musical numbers and many story elements that kids and adults… More
Josh Morris
Mary Poppins changed my life at the age of four and made me want to pursue a career of creativity and joy. It was the first film I ever saw, either in a theater… More
Alex roy
Mary Poppins is one Disney's greatest live action films. Brilliantly acted with plenty of memorable songs, this is a great film to watch with the entire… More
Jim Careter
Mary poppins is a American drea, almost everyone has seen Mary Poppins and if you have and do not like it well too bad for you, it a great movie and almost… More