Mary Poppins 40th Anniversary SE R2 in March - Artwork added

Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Mary Poppins 40th Anniversary Special Edition for 7th March 2005. This family favourite starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke features both a remastered picture and remixed sound with the Disney Enhanced Home Theatre Mix. This all-new viewing experience brings the picture back to its theatrical brilliance uncovering dialogue previously inaudible and providing dramatic clarity and a crisper sound.

Bonus features on this two-disc set include:

Disc One

Music and More -Sing along to your favourite songs as the words pop up on screen. You can select each song separately, play them all, or watch the whole film and have the words to the songs appear on screen. Songs include "Spoonful Of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Jolly Holiday."

Backstage Disney - This newly recorded audio commentary features Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Richard Sherman and Karen Dotrice as they reminisce about the making of Mary Poppins.

Poppins Pop-Up Fun Facts - In this all-new feature mode, as viewers watch the film they will periodically be treated to "pop-ups" of fun-filled information about the making of this classic film and the people who made it.

Disc Two

Bonus Short - "The Cat That Looked At A King"
From 'Mary Poppins Opens The Door' By P.L. Travers
This all-new animated short, done in the style of the chalk drawings seen in the film, has been produced exclusively for the 40th Anniversary Special Edition DVD. Julie Andrews and two children magically enter the animated world of the chalk drawings to experience this whimsical tale based on one of the chapters from the original series of Mary Poppins books. Voiced by the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and Tracy Ullman.

Deleted Song - The deleted "Chimpanzoo" song is reconstructed using original storyboard and concept art accompanied by a new rendition of the song performed by co-composer Richard Sherman.

A Magical Musical Reunion - In this new feature, enjoy this first-ever heartwarming reunion of stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke with co-composer Richard Sherman as they gather around a piano and reminisce about their memories of making this film and the music that is such a special part of its success.

Games and Activities - "I Love To Laugh" Set Top Game
Test your Mary Poppins trivia knowledge while you help Uncle Albert come down from the ceiling.

Backstage Disney - Watch the new 50 minute feature that sees the definitive behind-the-scenes look at the film. Using archival footage (some of which has never been seen before) and newly shot interviews, this outstanding program reveals how Mary Poppins, one of Walt Disney's most unique and beloved films, came into being.

Plus much much more!

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