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Sequel to Mary Poppins

After 51 years, Disney has just announced a sequel to the classic. The production of the first film took many years due to a struggle with rights.

Write an article about how this classic could be revisited and extended in a sequel. You can make it personal too by asking yourself a few questions (that most people share anyway) like : is this a good idea? Is Rob Marshall a strong decision? Could the making be as difficult as the first one, or even more complex? What can we expect? What would you/we like to see?

  • Also support ideas regarding the negatives and positives of adapting classic Disney films as live action. Malificent, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast ect. – Joseph Manduke IV 6 years ago
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  • True, yet Mary Poppins was mostly a live action film with some animated sequences. Would be interesting to see how they translate that in the sequel! – Rachel Elfassy Bitoun 6 years ago
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  • Is it necessary to make a sequel to Mary Poppins? Not really. Toping the original is going to be really tough, though it could be interesting if they stick closer to the book in tone. – Aaron Hatch 6 years ago
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  • What kind of sequel could this be, given how nearly everyone or almost everyone in the original film by Disney are dead? That is, unless the sequel to Disney's Mary Poppins is going to be based on one of the many sequel books to the original Mary Poppins story by P. L. Travers. Still though, the way Disney rendered their first Mary Poppins film in 1964 does make it look quite dated in both animation and film rendering (though maybe not the music itself). Therefore, a sequel that's closer to the books could work; otherwise, there doesn't seem to be any solid point to a Mary Poppins' continuation after fifty years or so. – dsoumilas 6 years ago
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  • I would stick with just Mary Poppins and not branch out to other films like Malificent and Cinderella. Mary Poppins has enough meat to it that you don't need that fatty filler to get the word count up. I would look at the Disney film Saving Mr. Banks. The film puts so much importance on the history of creating the film and the importance of it being just the way it is. There is a beautiful message in that film and would recreating Mary Poppins tarnish not only the meaning of the film Saving Mr. Banks, but Marry Poppins? Or is this all playing into the same idea? – Erin Derwin 6 years ago
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  • There is a series of Mary Poppins books (3 I think) that predate the original film just as there are about 12 Oz books that predate The Wizard of Oz. Everyone knows the movies, but very few people know about the books. I read the Oz books as a kid, but I haven't read the Mary Poppins books even though I suspect that the first in the series was used as a source text for the film. It's possible that the sequel to the movie will be based on another book in the series. It's another avenue to explore. – Elisabeth 6 years ago
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