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Mary Poppins

On Being Mary Poppins' Daughter

Emma Walton Hamilton | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Emma Walton Hamilton

On the eve of Mother's Day, I'd like to acknowledge the un-surprising and un-sensational fact that my Mom is an even better egg than the world imagines her to be.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: a Look at the Top Musicals of All Time

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Bushra Alvi

Musicals have always been popular with viewers of all ages for their interesting stories, amazing lyrics and the lasting impact they create. Many musi...

Supercalifragilisticexpiali -- DANG It!

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The judges were just dying to give Charlie White those "10s" his fans have been demanding. But...

Revisiting the Books We Loved

Ellen Dulsky Watkins | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Ellen Dulsky Watkins

Turning the pages of an old and adored book allows me a wistful glimpse of my less-than-a-decade old mind. As I crack the dusty spine and reread familiar sentences, I recall what enchanted me as a child.

Saving Mr. Disney: What Walt Taught Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

So with what we know today, we could have saved Mr. Disney, and many of the other celebrities. More importantly, you can save your own life by recognizing the problem of smoking addiction and committing yourself to improvement.

Mary Poppins and Me

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

As a mother, I feel caught between this yearning for happy endings and my sense that it is my job to stand for reality. I want to raise a son who retains his sensitivity but is resilient enough to cope. If only we could sip reality in small doses -- a spoonful of sugar to help us cope with tough times.

Save the Father, Save the World

Graham Milne | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

In the theater, I felt in my soul that primal need of Travers to do right by her dad. To save him. And a tear escaped my eye, as it did hers.

Saving Mr. Banks: Is This Possible?

M. Gary Neuman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
M. Gary Neuman

Here's the good news: Saving Mr. Banks is a meaningful movie that brings to light some significant psychological questions.

Thank You, Library of Congress: 'Roger & Me' to Be Added to National Film Registry

Michael Moore | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Michael Moore

It is, to say the least, a huge honor that for me ranks right up there with the Oscar and the Palme d'Or at Cannes. The National Film Registry is a slightly rarefied list of movies in the history of cinema.

What 'Mary Poppins' Has In Common With 'Pulp Fiction'

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just in time for a new movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke ...

Christopher Rosen

Tom Hanks' Secret Weapon In 'Saving Mr. Banks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Even "Saving Mr. Banks" director John Lee Hancock was convinced that Walt Disney Studios would have a problem with his new film, which tracks the leng...

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hanks IS Disney in these scenes, as we've never seen him before. But alive nonetheless, a human being with the imagination to launch a million childhoods.

Oh Joyous Day! Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke Reunite At 'Saving Mr. Banks' Premiere

Posted 12.10.2013 | Celebrity

Can you say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, who famously played Mary Poppins and Bert in the 1964 Disney film ...

Non-Twinkling, Non-Cavorting, Wonderful Saving Mr. Banks

Caryn James | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Hancock is not an adventurous director, but this is not an adventurous film. It is, however, so entertaining that it will win you over. In fact, it did the nearly impossible; it made me want to see Mary Poppins again.

Mary Poppins Does Not Come Back

Marty Kaplan | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marty Kaplan

I knew better than to expect P.L. Travers to write something sweet in my copy of Mary Poppins, but I didn't think it would be quite so medicinal.

Saving Mr. Banks... A Must See!

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Author of Mary Poppins P.L. Travers, (Emma Thompson) deserves applause and, indeed, she got it at my screening. Saving Mr. Banks is about an author'...

The Fresh Mix Of Older Women On Movie Screens Right Now

Sabine Reichel | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

The great AFI Filmfest in Los Angeles is over and as a perennial movie addict and feminist I can't help looking at the crop of new American and international films also from a woman's angle. An 'older' woman's angle that is. What do we get this and next year?

Mike Ryan

So, How's Tom Hanks As Walt Disney?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment

The first time you hear the about the concept of “Saving Mr. Banks,” you might be tempted to turn away. Not because Disney has made a movie that w...

The First Word On 'Saving Mr. Banks' Is ...

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment

No spoonful of sugar is necessary before seeing "Saving Mr. Banks." That, at least, is the consensus from critics who were in attendance at the film's...

Arlene Van Dyke On Why The 46-Year Age Gap With Her Famous Husband Doesn't Matter

Pat Gallagher | Posted 12.08.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Let's just cut to the chase. Yes, there's a 46-year age difference, but age is truly just a number.

Disney's D23 Expo: Richard M. Sherman & Alan Menken - Together Again... For the First Time!

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Chuck Mirarchi

Disney's D23 Expo, which is taking place August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, offers visitors an immersive weekend into every aspect of The Walt Disney Company.

Here's Your Mary Poppins Acid Trip

Posted 07.26.2013 | Comedy

Electronic musician Pogo remixed a new song called "What I Likes" using only sounds from Disney's "Mary Poppins." If a flying nanny and a dancing chi...

Disney's D23 Expo: Tips and Suggestions for a Magical Time

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 09.21.2013 | Travel
Chuck Mirarchi

When D23 launched, Disney announced plans for special events planned throughout the year including the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. The third D23 Expo will be held this August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The True Story Behind 'Saving Mr. Banks'

Oren Mendez | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Now, movies about making movies are always fun, But tend to be a bit exaggerated. Especially when portraying writers. So, this is probably how the story would have really taken place, which would have made into a very terrible movie.

Tom Hanks' Next Oscar?

Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

Tom Hanks stars as Walt Disney in the upcoming film "Saving Mr. Banks," about the making of the 1964 Disney classic "Mary Poppins." The first "Saving ...