As kids, many of us didn't grow up having nannies or governesses. I would guess that you probably didn't grow up in a big house with servants living in London during the 1900s. However, if you did, you would probably hate your governess and find ways to make her quit. Like most parents, yours wouldn't ask your advice on what kind of nanny to hire as they inform you that you will be getting a new nanny. If you were like the Banks children, Jane and her brother Michael, you probably wouldn't like that one either.
Jane and Michael decide that they will get rid of the latest nanny by running away. This doesn't bother the nanny until the children keeps running away from her. After the nanny finally quits, the Banks children decide that its time for them to write their own advertisement for a nanny. Naturally, you Jane and Michael wishes were ignored and the ad tossed into the fireplace or has it?
Mary Poppins is the kind of nanny every kids wishes for. She nice, friendly and can fly by opening her umbrella. She can also make your toys come to life and play with you. When your done playing, you don't have to worry about picking up toys, Mary Poppins will show you how they will magically go where they belong with a snap of a finger. Mary Poppins can also sing and dance. She even makes up words like "supercalifragilisticexpialocious" to make you laugh. Mary Poppins has a friend called Bert, who is a chimneysweeper among other things. But, don't get to close when Bert's cleaning a chimney or you'll get sucked up like Santa onto the roof, where you'll be entertained by watching the chimneysweepers dance. And if you ask real nice, Bert will even give a tour of London by rooftop. Bert can also draw you a picture that you all can jump into and take a ride a carousel. The horses will even leave the carousel so you can run through the fields and have a race or two. And lets not forget about Bert's Uncle Albert that can float in the air when he laughs and can only come down when he things about something sad.
Having a nanny like Mary Poppins around will make childhood fun, or even being her friend will make life a breath of fresh air but she only around for a little while so enjoy her while she's there.
With the success of the musical Into the Woods last year, it's probably not a surprise that Disney would want to revisit a classic like Mary Poppins. The bigger surprise is that, given the talent the studio is throwing at the project, they just might pull it off.