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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:43 am 
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It didn’t just underwhelm financially, it also underwhelmed at the Oscar race, too. Based on early buzz, critic reviews and its predecessor’s pedigree, Best Picture, Best Actress, and multiple Best Song nominations would not have been out of the question. I don’t necessarily think it was ever going to be an Oscar darling (2019 is not 1965) but if it had been a bigger financial success, it might have scored at least another song nomination and filled in one of the commercial slots in the Best Picture line-up.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:42 pm 
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Bette Midler's performance was so good! She really has a knack of elevating even unmemorable or mediocre songs. I also loved what they did with the stage. The whole presentation was very classy and ambient.

Here it is in case anyone missed it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP_M4ytwO7w

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:23 am 
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I wasn't even a fan of the song in the film but I loved Bette Midler's rendition of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:09 am 
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It may not have won the Oscars, but the fact that it was honored at all is still better than nothing. And it will certainly enjoy an afterlife on DVD.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:45 am 
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Sotiris wrote:
Bette Midler's performance was so good! She really has a knack of elevating even unmemorable or mediocre songs. I also loved what they did with the stage. The whole presentation was very classy and ambient.

I agree. Her performance was great. Disney also released a sing-along version of the song before the awards.

And I don't know if the list of Blu-ray extras has been posted or not. Among other things, it will include a deleted song called "The Anthropomorphic Zoo":

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Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Special Features

Deleted Song—“The Anthropomorphic Zoo” – In this early song sequence, Mary Poppins and the children visit a very special zoo where the humans and animals trade places.

The Practically Perfect Making of “Mary Poppins Returns” – Join filmmakers and cast on an amazing journey to embrace the legacy of the original film while making a fresh modern sequel.
    - Introduction – Filmmakers and cast remember the first Mary Poppins movie and share the thrill of working on “Mary Poppins Returns.”
    - “(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky” – Discover how the team mined PL Travers’ books for a fresh perspective on a much-loved character. Plus, meet the Banks children!
    - “Can You Imagine That?” – Be on location for Mary’s iconic entrance from the sky, and explore the movie’s original songs, inspired by the Sherman Brothers.
    - “Nowhere to Go but Up” – Experience being on set with the legendary Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury, and celebrate the joy of choosing the right balloon!

Seeing Things From a Different Point of View: The Musical Numbers of “Mary Poppins Returns” – Go behind the scenes and experience the film’s production numbers from a new angle.
    - “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” – Led by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the cast performs the film’s biggest production number, with dancing lamplighters, bicyclists and more!
    - “The Royal Doulton Music Hall” / “A Cover Is Not the Book” – Find out what it takes to create two musical extravaganzas inside an animated world, highlighted by dancing animated penguins!
    - “Turning Turtle” – Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy Turvy, played by Meryl Streep, has an unusual house that turns this musical number upside-down.
    - “Can You Imagine That?” – Dive under the bubbles with the cast and crew to see how this exuberant number was created.

Back to Cherry Tree Lane: Dick Van Dyke Returns – Dick Van Dyke, who played Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr. in the first film, returns after 54 years to Cherry Tree Lane as Mr. Dawes Jr.

Practically Perfect Bloopers – There’s nowhere to go but up with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of flubs, goofs and prop fails!

Deleted Scenes
    - Leaving Topsy’s – After their visit to Cousin Topsy, Mary, Jack and the children pause to take a look back.
    - “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” – The leeries light up the screen in this extended clip from the movie’s biggest musical production.

Play Movie in Sing-Along Mode – Sing along with all your favorite songs as you watch the movie.


Digital Exclusive

Play Movie with Audio Commentary – Watch the film with commentary by director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca.
Source: https://www.slashfilm.com/mary-poppins- ... d-digital/


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:17 pm 
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I was hoping they might feature something on the original treatment for a sequel that P.L. Travers came up with a few decades ago, but I never expected Disney to do that.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
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Disney has released the sing-along version of "A Cover Is Not the Book": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlCHj6SPxko


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:35 pm 
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Here's a clip from the deleted song "Anthropomorphic Zoo". The song was replaced by "The Royal Doulton Music Hall" in the final film.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:56 pm 
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It's a cute song. I think I prefer The Royal Doulton Music Hall though.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
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I watched this at home, and it is still just the most magical film. I absolutely love it; it holds up on TV beautifully as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Poppins Returns
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Disney has also released the "The Royal Doulton Music Hall" song clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjPmDywk4LE


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