A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, the medicine go down-wown, the medicine go down…
Feel free to blame me when you have A Spoonful of Sugar stuck in your head for the rest of the day. (I know I will.) I can’t help it, Marry Poppins just makes me want to sing. It was either that or Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey,Chim chim cher-ee! (Now they are both stuck, right?)
Mary Poppins was my daughter’s first live action movie, and to this day it is still her favorite. I couldn’t wait to share one of my childhood favorites with her, but because it has been locked away in the vault I couldn’t get my hands on a copy. Then I discovered an unopened DVD copy at her cousin’s house last year and permanently borrowed it. (But now that we have a Blu-Ray copy, I guess we will send it back.) From the first time my daughter watch it, she was as enchanted as I remember being as a girl.
The songs, the magic, the story! Everyone loves the classic Mary Poppins, and even though we watch it at least 1-2 times per month these days, I never grow tired of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a spot of Mary Poppins ability to clean a room in a snap? I am 34 years old, and I still dream about snapping my fingers and seeing all of our things march into place.
This year, Mary Poppins is celebrating its 50th anniversary. I think about movies made today, and I wonder which ones will stand the test of time. Which ones will my daughters enjoy watching with their children and grandchildren? (I am placing a bet that Frozen will be one of them!) They just don’t make musicals like Mary Poppins any more.
Just in time for Santa to slip a little magic under the Christmas Tree the 50th anniversary edition of Mary Poppins goes on sale December 10, 2013. Per-order your copy today so you can check one more thing off your shopping list.
- Mary-OKE’s – New piece highlights popular music from the film, specifically “Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” Step In Time,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and allows viewer to sing-along to animated words that display onscreen in unique ways.
- Becoming Mr. Sherman (TBC by theatrical team): Join actor Jason Schwartzman as he sits down for a fun and musical-filled afternoon with Richard Sherman. In the new film, SAVING MR BANKS, Schwartzman portrays the Disney Legend… half of the famous composing team, the Sherman Brothers who wrote all the classic songs from MARY POPPINS, as well as many other favorites. Hear heartwarming, revealing stories about the making of this beloved musical, get more insight on working with Walt Disney, and get a unique sneak peek into SAVING MR BANKS, starring Tom Hanks, and Emma Thompson.
To celebrate the release join the Twitter Party December 10 at 7 pm EST, it will be so much fun you won’t need a Spoonful of Sugar to enjoy it. (Yeah, I went there.) Plus 30 people will win copies of Mary Poppins on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack. RSVP for the #MaryPoppinsMagic Twitter Party here.
More ways to win a copy of Mary Poppins – 10 lucky winners will receive a copy of Mary Poppins on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack. Plus one grand prize winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and Mary Poppins on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack. Use the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. (Giveaway ends 12/20/13.)
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Cynthia G says
Sugar makes med go down
Catalina Bohorquez says
OMG when they all get the laugh attack and are floating everywhere!
keely hostetter says
I like when they do the chimney sweep song
Tammy Shelton says
Dancing Penguins & Bart.
I love the whole movie a lot, but my favorite part is definitely the “I Love To Laugh” scene.
I like the chimney sweeps!
Will G says
Hearing the song, the sugar makes the medicine go down!
I love when Mary Poppins floats in! I still get so excited to see her!!
Kelly D says
I like when she cleans the house using magic , snapping her fingers.
Rachel G says
I love the part when she takes everything out of her bag when she’s unpacking.
Sheila K. says
I liked when she sang “Just a Spoonful of Sugar”!
Donna L says
My favorite part is when they dance with the penguins .
lisa lo says
Chim Chim Cheree singing.
the chim-chimeree song
Eileen Richter says
What I remember most is that I did not get to go to the movie..I was THREE. I was also sick. So when the movie came out to watch on TV I was hooked on the song…Just a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down, the medicine go dOWWNN the medicine go down, ….
Lori Larussa says
A spoonful of sugar!
Mary McCoy says
My favorite part of Mary Poppins is the Chim Chim Cheree scene but my fondest memory is that Mary Poppins was the first movie my Dad took me to in 1964, I was almost 5:)
The animated part – I love when Bert dances with the penguins
Heather B says
Wow just one favorite part? I loved the whole movie! I guess the scene where they keep laughing and floating up into the ceiling.
maureen mcDonald says
Such a great movie – I love it!
steve weber says
I enjoy the chimney sweeps.
Tammy S says
I love the dancing penguins along with the song
The most memorable for me is when Mary Poppins flies with her umbrella!
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Amy Orvin says
My favorite part was when she was flying with the umbrella
Maria Malaveci says
The superkalafragalastic espealadocious song. I know I am not spelling it correctly though!
Samantha C. says
Love the sugar medicine song!
Debra Hall says
i have never seen mary poppins…..sad face
feed the birds is my favorite part. The scenes while she sings to the children always brings tears to my eyes
michelle riebeek says
The floating in the house scene
We like their visit to the park
Trisha W. says
I love the whole movie… maybe when Jane and Michael wrote the advertisement for their new nanny?
Susan O'Bryant says
Almost impossible to pick just one favorite, but I dearly love the chalk drawings!
twylah woods says
i havent seen it since i was a kid, but i remember loving the penguins! and of course.. supercalafragalisticexpialadochious or howevery you spell it!
Tami Vollenweider says
I like the part when she sings “A Spoonful of Sugar!
Beth W says
The part where she sings feed the birds to the kids.
Simba C says
love the song plus the dancing penguins it is so cute
Caitlin P. says
My favorite part is the chimney sweep song because I was a chimney sweep in our school play (25 years ago 🙂
Thank you so much for the chance to win & share Mary Poppins with my own for children.
Kortney Nelson says
Spoonful of sugar! DEFINITELY catchy!
Sarah B says
I like the animated part with the penguins
Cassandra Eastman says
I like when she sings “Just a spoonful of sugar”!
april yedinak says
My favorite part of Mary Poppins is when they sing Chim Chim Cheeree.
When the room cleans itself, and when they go through the sidewalk pictures.
Sarah Hayes says
i love the part on the merry go round!
Cheryl F. says
I’ve never watched Mary Poppins.
I LOVE the entire movie, but my favorite part is when they jump into the sidewalk chalk drawings. 🙂
Katrina Buening says
Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!!!!
Katrina Buening says
I love the song Sugar make the medicine go down. When I was in the 3rd grade we did that song in our end of the year production, I will never forget it!
The tea party on the ceiling!
The tea party on the ceiling and the part where they jump into the sidewalk chalk scene. My first grader loves the chimney sweep song/dance number.
chim chiminey… best song ever
I love when she sings the children the lullaby Stay Awake!
I like when she sings to the children.
I’ve never seen it before. I’d love to win it for my husband 🙂
Amanda Sakovitz says
When they are cleaning up the play room and singing a spoonful of sugar
Susan Vanhoose says
When they use magic to clean the house!!
I don’t remember one part but I liked when they sang and danced.
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Thomas Murphy says
I like when she flies.
Andrew P says
The Chim Chimney song
Cindy T. says
I like when they sing the songs chimney sweep & sugar song. Thank u for the chance to win.