Continuity mistake: The father tears the children's advert for a nanny up into 8 pieces, but when it comes out of the chimney it's in far more bits.
Factual error: The Robin that comes along in the movie is an American Robin, not a British Robin.
Revealing mistake: When all four actors are up on the rooftops, look closely at them when they all step onto the smoke platform that brings them down. All four actors are doubles. (01:46:50)
Trivia: To celebrate the film's anniversary and release on DVD, there was a special screening of the film, at which Dick Van Dyke shared a humorous personal memory. On his way to the original premiere of the film, Dick Van Dyke's limousine ran out of gas not too far from the theater, so Dick himself got out and pushed the car to the red carpet.
Bert: Speaking of names, I know a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
Uncle Albert: What's the name of his other leg?
George Banks: Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with facts.
Mary Poppins: We can't have them gallivanting up there like kangaroos, can we?
Question: How did they film the shot with the different colour medicines coming out of the same bottle?
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