Mary Poppins took the world by storm when it debuted in theaters in 1964, and it has gone on to become one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Not only that, but it had a huge effect on the Disney brand and solidified the company's status as what would eventually become the multimedia corporation we know and sometimes love today. Of all Disney's films, it was the one that endured the most struggle before making it to the big screen, making it one of the more unlikely success stories in cinematic history. However, that stunning set design, the catchy songs, and of course the queen Julie Andrews in her first film role made for an iconic film.
Yet, there's still a lot you might not know about our girl Poppins, so to that end, we've compiled a little history course that touches on where the Disney corporation was at during the '60s, how Julie Andrews got the role of a lifetime, and a little bit about pre-1970 copyright laws.