Marry Poppins, is a fun filled Disney movie, based on the book by P.L. Travers. The movie’s plot surrounds the Banks family, and their childrens new nanny. Their nanny, Mary Poppins and her friend Bert, take the children, Jane and Michael, on many amazing adventures.
Disney was sued over “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. Even though the Sherman Brothers claimed they made the word up themselves, a 1949 song called “Supercalafajaistickespeealadojus” would seem to say otherwise.
Even though Dick Van Dyke was already cast at Bert, he really wanted to play the role of the villainous old bank president Mr. Dawes. He persuaded Walt Disney by screen-testing for the role and agreeing to make a donation to Cal Arts.