Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-eyChim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-oo!
Good luck will rub off when I shakes ‘ands with you
It’s been years since we’ve seen the movie Mary Poppins but those classic songs that Mary and Bert sing get stuck in your head for days and we love it!
If you have been alive within the last half a century Mary Poppins has most definitely crossed your path at least once in your life. But do you know the story behind the lady who flies through the window, sings tunes and makes cleaning seem so grand?
Saving Mr. Banks is the story behind the story of Mary Poppins herself. And the first thing you learn: the author P. L. Travers was born and grew up an Aussie in Maryborough, QLD. The memories of a tough and traumatic pioneer childhood is what shaped her imagination and created the one and only Mary Poppins.
After seeing Saving Mr. Banks it was like being told by Walt Disney ‘yes, we did give you an unforgettable classic movie back in 1964 but now we just wanted to spice things up a bit and give you a little more food for thought’. Saving Mr. Banks tells how Walt Disney came to hold the rights of Mary Poppins, a book series originally spanning from the 1930s. The movie gives us a deeper meaning of who Mary Poppins was and why she entered the world of P. L. Travers in the first place.
The most surprising aspect out of this whole experience is the fact there is a week long annual Mary Poppins Festival held in Maryborough, QLD and we had no idea!
So if you’re looking for something to do this weekend go to see Saving Mr. Banks before it leaves the cinemas! Sit back, relax and reminisce over your childhood of watching Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke playing the sensible no nonsense (but loveable) Mary Poppins and her dreamy and creative mate Bert.
Saving Mr Banks is an easy enjoyable night out, but only go with friends who get the Mary Poppins magic. If you are a history buff, stay till the end of the credits to enjoy cool archived Disney footage on the making of the original movie.