Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, based on P. L. Travers's book series Mary Poppins. The film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Julie Andrews in her feature film debut as Mary Poppins, who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family's dynamic. Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns are featured in supporting roles. The film was shot entirely at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, using painted London background scenes.


In Edwardian-era London, in the spring of 1910, a street-performer Bert leads the audience to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Winifred Banks returns home after a rally (Sister Suffragette) and learns from the cook and maid that the babysitter, Katie Nanna, has left their service after their children, Jane and Michael, had run away "for the fourth time this week". She then has to tell her husband, George, a strict and driven bank worker ("The Life I Lead"). They are returned home shortly after by Constable Jones, who reveals they were chasing after a lost kite. The children ask George to help them build a better kite, but he dismisses them. Taking it upon himself to hire a new nanny, Mr. Banks advertises for a stern, no-nonsense nanny. In contrast, Jane and Michael present their own advertisement for a kinder, sweeter nanny ("The Perfect Nanny"). Winifred, who strongly agrees with the children, tries to keep the peace. After ordering Jane and Michael to go to bed, Mr. Banks rips up the letter and throws the scraps in the fireplace, but a strong wind draws the fragments up through the chimney and into the air.


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    award Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
    contentLocation London
    director Robert Stevenson
    editor Cotton Warburton
    events dysfunctional family nanny
    genre action animation comedy fantasy live-action
    keywords a man has dreams a spoonful of sugar baby babysitter babysitting bank run bed bird food cannon carousel cashier ceiling cherry tree chim chim cher-ee chim chim cheree chimney chimney sweep death from laughter died laughing draw east end of london edwardian era even feed the birds fidelity fiduciary bank fireplace firework fox hunt fox hunting getting lost horse race hymn i love to laugh junior partner kite land laugh let\'s go fly a kite lullaby mary poppins medicine meet nonsense word partner phone call return home robber robbery run away sister suffragette song-and-dance number spoonful of sugar spring stay awake step in time street painter street painting supercalifragilisticexpialidocious talk tea party the life i lead the perfect nanny thunderstorm tuppence twopence umbrella understand wooden leg
    musicBy Irwin Kostal Richard Sherman Robert B. Sherman Sherman Brothers
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Color Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Score, Adaptation or Treatment Academy Award for Best Sound Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
    productionCompany Walt Disney Pictures
    publisher Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
    recordedAt The Julie Andrews Stage
    theme animated children's children's comedy dance musical musical comedy urban