Mary Poppins Returns

Trivia: Karen Dotrice, who played Jane Banks in the original film, makes a cameo as the lady who asks for an address to Jack and Jane.


Trivia: The line said by Mary to Michael "shut your mouth, you are not a cod fish" is taken from the original film.


Trivia: The building blocks that spelled the name of Mary Poppins in the 1964 "Mary Poppins" film can be seen in Michael Banks' attic. (Actually, they are reproductions; the original blocks are stored in the Disney archives in Burbank).

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Trivia: Dick Van Dyke reprises his role of Mr. Dawes from the original film.


Trivia: The scene where Poppins disappears into the bathtub was not computer generated. Blunt simply sat down backward on a slide that went under the set and the bathtub was full enough of bubbles to hide the effect.

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Trivia: The guy in the park reading the newspaper, whose hat is moved by the kite, is a reference to David Tomlinson, who played George Banks in the original film.


Trivia: Angela Lansbury makes a cameo as the lady who sells the balloons in the park. She wasn't actually in Mary Poppins, although her appearance in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (also mixing live action and animation), alongside David Tomlinson who was also in Mary Poppins, has led many people to misremember her as being in the original film.


Trivia: The opening Disney logo changes and places Sleeping Beauty castle in a London park with Big Ben in the background.

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Factual error: Mr. Dawes Jr. states that the tuppence (two pence) invested by Michael grew into enough to pay off the mortgage on the house. Interest rates over that 20 year time period were about 4%, which would have made that 2p grow to all of 4p. Go nuts and assume an impossibly high return of 15% per annum, compound, consistent over the twenty years. Despite the fact that not even Bernie Madoff offered ridiculously high returns like that, after twenty years the original two pence investment would be worth 39p. As an aside, houses of the time cost about £750, far below current London prices, but still considerably more than 39p.

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Suggested correction: In the movie, Mr Dawes said "We did just that, and thanks to several quite clever investments...that tuppence has grown into quite a sum" - so the investment didn't grow by interest alone. Growing a £0.02 investment to £750 is unlikely, but not impossible, especially if the friendly bank president fudged a little and pulled it off losing investments and only counted winning investments. And of course, Dawes could have been telling a white lie to make up for the way Wilkins treated the Banks family and planned to pay off the loan with his own funds.


Absolutely. The 2 pence was an investment, not a deposit. It is perfectly in keeping with the whimsical magic theme of the movie that the investment should have grown exponentially. Real world investments have done better. A 5 cent Bitcoin investment (about 2 pence!) grew to about $15,000 in less time! This entry is not a "Factual Error."

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