These movies really are classics, very clever animation mixed with acting, great special effects for the time. I'm not usually a musical fan but these are too good to miss, fun for everyone with a bit of old fashioned adventure. Two great stories I'll be watching again.
I don't think we need to rate it – a legend of a story and will be enjoyed for generations to come.
Excellent old films, but still very enjoyable for the whole family my kids love them & I have 5 of them (kids that is). The songs in Mary poppins are classic and your kids will be singing them for ages and you know you will be too, My kids love the cartoon animals mixed with the non animated people in Bedknobs and broomsticks, I think it made them believe that cartoon characters are real and that you can play with them, great for keeping their imagination going.
It's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Experience the extraordinary animation, dazzling special effects and award-winning music of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins in this fully restored and remastered 2-Disc 40th Anniversary Edition! Join the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) as she magically turns every chore into a game and every day into a whimsical adventure. Along the way, you’ll be enchanted by unforgettable characters such as the multitalented chimney sweep Bert (Dick Van Dyke). Unpack Mary’s magical carpetbag full of bonus features, including an all-new animated short, games and an all-new deleted song. You won’t need a “Spoonful Of Sugar” to love every moment of this timeless Disney classic!
"There is only one word that comes close to accurately describing the enchanting Mary Poppins, and that term was coined by the movie itself: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even at 2 hours and 20 minutes, Disney's pioneering mixture of live action and animation (based on the books by P.L. Travers) still holds kids spellbound. Julie Andrews won an Oscar as the world's most magically idealized nanny ("practically perfect in every way," and complete with lighter-than-air umbrella), and Dick Van Dyke is her clownishly charming beau, Bert the chimney sweep. The songs are also terrific, ranging from bright and cheery ("A Spoonful of Sugar") to dark and cheery (the Oscar-winning "Chim Chim Cher-ee") to touchingly melancholy ("Feed the Birds"). Many consider Mary Poppins to be the crowning achievement of Walt Disney's career--and it was the only one of his features to be nominated for a best picture Academy Award until Beauty and the Beast in 1991." --Jim Emerson
Bedknobs and Broomsticks:
An Academy Award winner for Best Visual Effects, Bedknobs And Broomsticks features a spellbinding mix of live action and animation that makes it one of Disney's most delightfully endearing classics! Screen legend Angela Lansbury gives a bewitching performance as an amateur witch who reluctantly takes in three precocious orphans. The children soon find themselves swept aboard a flying bed, it's magic brass bedknob their ticket to on fantastic adventure after another - including a visit to an enchanted island inhabited by wondrous animated animal characters, and the most hilarious soccer match in motion picture history. Now it's your turn to take a ride on Bedknobs And Broomsticks, a fun-filled flight of fantasy, music and Disney magic for all ages.
"When a mail-order apprentice witch (Angela Lansbury) is saddled with three sibling refugees from London during World War II, the outlook is grim. But the kids soon discover her secret and sign on for adventure in the name of England. With the aid of a magical bed, they track down her fraudulent headmaster (David Tomlinson) to find the spell that will aid the Allies. Fascinated that she has actually achieved results with his lessons, he joins forces. The quintet does battle with corrupt booksellers, animated-lion royalty, and, eventually, invading Germans. Songs include Lansbury's Oscar-nominated "The Age of Not Believing." This film is often compared to director Robert Stevenson's earlier effort, Mary Poppins, and for good reason. In addition to Tomlinson, the movies share a fondness for magic at the hands of a good woman, light romance with an understanding male, and wide-eyed children. Stevenson also graces both films with interaction between humans and animated animals. Disney is wise to play up that aspect on its box this time around as both the underwater ball and the subsequent island soccer match are the most visually interesting and appealing parts of the film. Adults may find the 1971-vintage mixing of actors and animation a bit creaky, but kids used to a variety of animation quality will find the action a hoot. Ages 4 and up." --Kimberly Heinrichs
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
- 1.78 : 1
- Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
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