Top 9 Mary Poppins Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Mary Poppins facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Mary Poppins film message.

Returns (2018) Mr. Dawes tells Michael Banks that the tuppence he invested as a child has grown large enough to pay off his debt, which is stated as being "more than [he] make[s] in a year". This means he was earning at least 198410% interest. Explanation in post.
Returns (2018) Mr. Dawes tells Michael Banks that the tuppence he invested as a child has grown large enough to pay off his debt, which is stated as being "more than [he] make[s] in a year". This means he was earning at least 198410% interest. Explanation in post.
When Mary Poppins gives Jane and Michael their medicine, they each receive different colour medicine from the same bottle, as each person has a different favourite flavour.
When Mary Poppins gives Jane and Michael their medicine, they each receive different colour medicine from the same bottle, as each person has a different favourite flavour.

Mary Poppins Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. The magic Mary Poppins uses were actual magic tricks performed by Julie Andrews to ellicit surprised and shocked reactions from Jane and Michael's actors.

Mary Poppins Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Mary sings Stay awake. Originally she sang a different song, Trust in me, later used in the Jungle book (1967) as Kaa's song. It's a tiny thing, but I always saw it as a little nod to book readers, as in a book Mary Poppins was a cousin of a King Kobra
    Mary sings Stay awake. Originally she sang a different song, Trust in me, later used in the Jungle book (1967) as Kaa's song. It's a tiny thing, but I always saw it as a little nod to book readers, as in a book Mary Poppins was a cousin of a King Kobra

Mary Poppins Hidden Details

1 - The tail of the Banks children's kite is made from Winifred Banks' sash ( from the first Mary Poppins film ).
The tail of the Banks children's kite is made from Winifred Banks' sash ( from the first Mary Poppins film ).
1 - Admiral's clock was a few minutes slow every day, though he claimed it was Big Ben that was wrong. Later in the movie, when the Leeries were turning back Big Ben, Mary implies that they had climbed up Big Ben before. Admiral's clock was right all along.
Admiral's clock was a few minutes slow every day, though he claimed it was Big Ben that was wrong. Later in the movie, when the Leeries were turning back Big Ben, Mary implies that they had climbed up Big Ben before. Admiral's clock was right all along.
1 - The Leeries still beleive in the magic Mary Poppins poseses because they still act like children. They sing. They dance. They even ride their bikes like they are participating in a BMX competition
The Leeries still beleive in the magic Mary Poppins poseses because they still act like children. They sing. They dance. They even ride their bikes like they are participating in a BMX competition

The set design for the bathtub scene in Mary Poppins(2018).

Mary Poppins poster
Mary Poppins poster

Mary Poppins Plot

In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Mary Poppins. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Director Robert Stevenson
Stars Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns
IMDB score 7.8