Scoop: MARY POPPINS on ABC - Saturday, December 9, 2017

Scoop: MARY POPPINS on ABC - Saturday, December 9, 2017

Scoop: MARY POPPINS on ABC - Saturday, December 9, 2017The Academy Award®-winning classic film “Mary Poppins” airs SATURDAY, DEC. 9 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 12/12/15)

Set in Edwardian London, the film features no-nonsense nanny Mary Poppins, who flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children of the wealthy and strict Banks family, Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber). With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny sets off on a series of fantastic adventures with Bert and the children, and teaches their parents some lessons about love along the way.

Disney’s beloved classic received a total of 13 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won five, including Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”), Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Music Score.

The movie features many classic songs, including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Jolly Holiday,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Feed the Birds,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.”

Released in 1964, “Mary Poppins” combines live-action and animation, and in 2013, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

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