Questions tagged [mary-poppins]

A character with magical abilities found in a series of children's books by P. L. Travers. Also a Walt Disney film with Poppins portrayed by Julie Andrews. Mary Poppins appears to be an upright and proper governess, but her magic carpet bag and colourful friends make her world just a little bit different and a little more special than the norm.

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What do the Banks children have against barley water?

In Mary Poppins (1964) Jane and Michael stipulate that their new nanny must: Love us as a son and daughter, and never smell of barley water. I've always wondered why they include this. If they ...
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How is the Mary Poppins Sequel legal when the author denied a sequel?

In her will P.L. Travers stated that another movie version was not to be made. How is it possible for Disney to make and distribute Mary Poppins Returns based on the work of P.L. Travers when the ...
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Were the backwards lyrics correct in Mary Poppins Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

At the song Mary Poppins says to Bert You can say it backwards, which is (garbled that doesn't sound right to my ears) but that's... Is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious actually pronounced ...
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Why does Mary Poppins turn her feet out when she flies?

I noticed at the end of the movie, when Mary Poppins flies away, she turns her feet out (super duck-footed). She seems to always do it. Why?
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What is the source of Mary Poppins' powers?

In the movie she seems to sit on a cloud, exhibits magical powers, and is sent to help a family come back together. She seems to be operating on a mission of sorts as she helps a lot of people. Bert ...
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How did Mary Poppins' bag work, how did she fly?

In a recent bout of speculation I had the thought that Mary Poppins might be a Timelord, considering that her bag (and umbrella?) seem decidedly TARDIS like (bigger on the inside, can fly, etc). ...
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