In Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss.
Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn an ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
PL Travers first introduced the world to the no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 children’s book “Mary Poppins.” However, the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins remained only on the pages of the seven other PL Travers’ books…until now. Mary Poppins Returns is drawn from the wealth of material in these additional books. The film takes place in 1930s Depression-era London 24 years after the first film was set. Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) works for the same financial institution that employed his father and still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh) and Georgie (Joel Dawson) and their housekeeper Ellen (Julie Walters). Carrying on in her mother’s tradition, Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) campaigns for workers’ rights and provides a helping hand to Michael’s family.
When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s help, brings joy and wonder back into their home.