The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed this year’s nominees for the Oscars this morning, Jan. 22, and Disney walked away with 17 nominations – including a historic Best Picture nomination for Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently costarring as Jack in “Mary Poppins Returns”, the holiday family musical from Walt Disney Pictures. But the Tony-winning composer’s latest role is far from Miranda’s first encounter with the Mouse. During a recent press event in Miami on the day of Mary Poppins Returns‘s release, our reporter participated in a roundtable discussion where Lin-Manuel Miranda shared his thoughts about a number of other Disney-related movies, including “Moana”, “The Little Mermaid”, and “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
“Mary Poppins” is renowned for its iconic and award-winning soundtrack, written by Disney Legends Richard and Robert Sherman. The brothers pushed their limits, inventing words and tongue twisters to bring the story to life.
Decades later, Walt Disney Studios is tasked with concocting a follow-up soundtrack for the sequel “Mary Poppins Returns” – and it exceeds all expectations.
There’s a lot of intrigue surrounding the upcoming Disney live-action sequel “Mary Poppins Returns,” including veteran actor Dick Van Dyke. In the original film, Van Dyke portrays Bert, a jack of all trades, from street artist to chimney sweep.
This go-around, he’s reprising a much smaller character – and it’s making people cry.
As soon as I saw Emily Blunt was playing the lead in “Mary Poppins Returns,” I was worried that no one could ever do Julie Andrews’ original version of the character justice. My worries were completely washed away as soon as I saw Blunt in action. I barely questioned for a moment that this was truly Mary Poppins.