Target presents The Wonderful World of Disney’s “Mary Poppins on ABC

The holidays just got better for this Disney Addict! Target is presenting The Wonderful World of Disney's "Mary Poppins" on December 12th on ABC - 8:00 pm ET (check local listings for time). It has been 13 years since fans have had the opportunity to enjoy our favorite nanny on television.Mary Poppins was my first Disney movie and holds a very special place in my heart and childhood memories.   Full of classic songs that we all know and love, the story of Mary Poppins and her time spent with … [Read more...]

Disney’s New Mary Poppins Film Is Not A Remake!

Rob Marshall was quoted at the recent National Arts Awards as saying "It is not a new Mary Poppins," referring to his new project based on the iconic nanny we all love.    The new film will be based on the original P.L. Travers series.  Set in 1934, the story will pull from the other books which included a total of eight.The original Mary Poppins movie starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke was based on just one of the books.  Marshall and the rest of the team will be working with the … [Read more...]

Will Emily Blunt Be The New Mary Poppins?

Mary Poppins...the one and only magical nanny has always been associated with the talented and amazing Julie Andrews.  In a previous article, I shared my excitement at the upcoming new musical, which will bring us new adventures and is set 20 years after the original movie.  Rumors and speculations about who will play the role of Mary Poppins have been flying around the social media and news sites.At the top of many fans' list as well as rumored to be the top choice for Disney was the … [Read more...]

New Mary Poppins Live Action Musical In Development!

The opportunity to bring Disney Addicts news and updates is always an exciting one for me.   Today however, I am jumping up and down and shouting the news from the rooftops as I step in time with joy!My all time favorite Disney Movie, Mary Poppins is back!  Well not exactly back, Walt Disney Studios is taking it one step further by making a new original live-action musical.Rob Marshall is directing and John DeLuca and Marc Platt are producing the new film which takes place approximately … [Read more...]

ABC Television takes us “Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years”

ABC Television is bringing us the magic of Disney on Broadway on Sunday, December 14th at 7:00 pm (ET).“BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS” hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, will give us backstage access with the Broadway Casts of Disney’s “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” and the North American Tour of “Newsies”.     The one hour special gives viewers a trip through the creation of the 8 Disney Broadway musicals:  “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “AIDA,” “Tarzan,” … [Read more...]

Pre-Order ‘Mary Poppins’ Legacy Collection Soundtrack

Pre-orders for The Legacy Collection: Mary Poppins Soundtrack are available now. I'm excited to place my pre-order on Amazon today. Available for purchase on August 26th.On Disc 3, the Sherman Brothers reminisce about their time working on Mary Poppins. Who's excited about this Legacy Collection? I know I am.Here’s the album track list:Disc 1:1. Buena Vista Fanfare 2. Overture 3. One Man Band 4. Sister Suffragette (Lead Vocal: Glynis Johns; Vocals: Hermione Baddeley and Reta … [Read more...]

Disney’s The Lion King in Shanghai Disney and Mexico City

From President and Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher, comes the latest announcement for THE LION KING. There will be two world premiere productions in Shanghai Disney Resort (in partnership with Disney Parks and Resorts) and in Mexico City (in partnership with OCESA) marking the 23rd and 24th around the world since THE LION KING first debuted on Broadway in 1997."It is especially exciting for us to premiere at the purpose-built theatre at the Shanghai Disney … [Read more...]

Saving Mr. Banks Arrives On Blu-Ray And DVD March 18th!

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson tell the backstory of one of Disney’s most beloved films –Mary Poppins – in this heartwarming film. Hanks plays the role of Walt Disney – who is determined to fulfill a promise he made to his daughters to make P.L. Travers’ (played by Thompson) book into a big screen featureTravers proves to be a hard sell – and is stubborn to a fault, until Disney is able to eventually dig deeper and use his own past to help discover Travers’ fears, and allow them to work … [Read more...]

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Review

The journey to making 'Mary Poppins', one of the most popular Disney movies all time, was a very bumpy road. It took Walt Disney twenty years to convince PL Travers to sign the rights away to her beloved character, but little did he know, she was selling a lot more than just the rights to her book. She was selling herself, her family, and a part of her past, and didn't want to see it turned into a mockery. At least, that's what 'Saving Mr. Banks', Disney's newest live action film about the … [Read more...]

Special Limited Engagement of Saving Mr. Banks Sold Out

 A special limited engagement viewing of Disney's Saving Mr. Banks which was offered to fans a few weeks ago is completely SOLD out.   With the movie out in select theaters, beginning December 13 and world wide, beginning December 20th,  the price of the $50 ticket, would allow movie goers the privilege of an early viewing in one of the state of the art theaters inside the Walt Disney Studios. In addition, to the movie preview, a tour of the famous lot is also included.  The tour "A … [Read more...]