Mary Poppins Returns Movie

Mary Poppins Returns movie poster

Who's Involved:

Lin-Manuel Miranda, David Magee, Emily Blunt, Marc Platt, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer, Dick Van Dyke, Ben Whishaw, Rob Marshall, Angela Lansbury, John DeLuca, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson

Release Date:

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 (Nationwide)

some mild thematic elements and brief action

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Set in Depression-era London of the 1930s, Mary Poppins Returns sees Michael and Jane Banks (Whishaw and Mortimer) now grown up. After Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins re-enters the lives of the Banks family and, along with the street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

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Who stars in Mary Poppins Returns: Cast List

... Mary Poppins

"Jungle Cruise" , "A Quiet Place Part II"  

... Jack

"Vivo" , "Summer of Soul"  

... Topsy

"Don't Look Up" , "Little Women"  

... Michael Banks

"No Time to Die" , "Suffragette"  

... Jane Banks

"Cars 2" , "Redbelt"  

... William Weatherall Wilkins

"Mothering Sunday" , "1917"  

"Wild Rose" , "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"  

"Night at the Museum" , "Curious George"  

"The Good Traitor"  



... Balloon Lady

"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" , "Nanny McPhee"  

Who's making Mary Poppins Returns: Crew List

A look at the Mary Poppins Returns behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Rob Marshall last directed Into the Woods and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The film's writer David Magee last wrote Life of Pi and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.


David Magee


John DeLuca
Rob Marshall
Marc Platt

Production Company

Walt Disney Studios

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Production: What we know about Mary Poppins Returns?

Key Facts

  1. The original film’s co-star, Dick Van Dyke, who is 91, is also set to appear (2/12/17).
  2. Meryl Streep will play Topsy, Poppins’ cousin (7/28/16).
  3. Miranda will play the role of Jack the lamplighter, a new character (5/31/16).
  4. “I am truly humbled and honored to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen," director Rob Marshall said in a statement (5/31/16). "The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation."
  5. The film will be released more than five decades after the 1964 classic film first played in theaters (5/31/16).
  6. Songwriting team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) will compose new original songs and a new score.

Filming Timeline

  1. July 2018: The film was in Completed status.
  2. March 2018: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. February 2017: The film was in Production status.
  4. Principal photography has commenced at the U.K.’s Shepperton Studios.

  5. August 2016: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. Will shoot early 2017 in London.

  7. September 2015: The film was in Development status.
  8. Disney is developing a new live action Poppins movie with Rob Marshall.

Mary Poppins Returns Release Date: When was the film released?

Mary Poppins Returns was released in 2018 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 (Nationwide release).

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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