“I’m Mary Poppins, Y’all!” is what the Internet thinks. The end, thanks for coming.
Now that the obligatory and no-doubt already tired Yondu reference is out of the way, Disney recently released a trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, hoping to make a quick and easy buck off of nostalgic ex-children when the film releases right smack on Christmas Day. The film will star Emily Blunt as the magical supernanny herself, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer as Michael and Jane Banks, and the one and only Dick Van Dyke as Mr. Dawes, Jr.
The original Mary Poppins, released way back in 1964, touched millions of hearts across the U.S. Fans are understandably tentative about Disney grabbing it and making a sequel over 50 years later, fearing that the studio will fail to do justice to the name. Julie Andrews, who played the original nanny, is more enthusiastic. Mary Poppins Returns takes place 25 years after the first movie ended, with Michael now raising three children of his own. He’s thrilled when his old nanny descends from the heavens to help out with the monumental task. She only appears for a few brief seconds during the trailer, as most of it is dedicated to leaves blowing across the street and a kid chasing a kite. Because yeah, Disney apparently thought that was far more important to show everyone. Yes yes, I know that’s a reference to flying a kite in the first movie.
A parody trailer popped up on Youtube the very next day, voicing the one line practically everyone viewing the trailer instantly thought of:
Admit it, Yondu: you’d have way too much fun doing that and making people lose their minds. Now let’s take a moment to imagine the hi-jinx and one-liner gold mine that would ensue if he really was the one who came down to help Mike Banks raise his kids. Well actually, he’d probably just nab them and take them back to space with him, so never mind.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.