And if you haven’t already, you should pick up the Mary Poppins Book Set, because a lot of these gems are found in the books. Okay, Step In Time and here we go!
Mary Poppins Returns Easter Eggs And Cameos
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Going back to Cherry Tree Lane
Opening credits: Disney Castle is shown with London in the background and a cobblestone street leading to the castle gates.
Opens with Jack singing. The original begins with Bert doing the same as a one man band.
A shot of St. Paul’s Cathedral, birds, and what looks like an elderly woman sleeping on the steps. Call back to Feed The Birds.
The park is located steps from Cherry Tree Lane. This is how it is in the books.
Admiral Boom’s house is still there, complete with ship mast on the roof and Mr. Binnacle.
Movie Credits are shown before the movie plays. Very old school Disney!
Richard Sherman, part of the infamous Sherman brothers who came up with the songs for the original Mary Poppins, acted as the Musical Consultant for the film.
Admiral Boom warns about a storm brewing on Cherry Tree Lane.
Ben Whishaw, Michael Banks, is the voice of Paddington. Julie Waters who plays Ellen, is Mrs. Bird. Ellen also makes a comment about having Marmalade (Paddington’s favorite) for lunch.
Jane Banks is involved with SPRUCE, a group trying to encourage change in the government just like her mom. Her mother, Winifred Banks campaigned for Votes For Women.
Photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Banks are seen on the fireplace mantel in the Banks’ home.
Mr. Binnacle replies “Ready and charged sir.”
Admiral Boom’s cannon still shakes everything up in the house.
Miss Lark is back and with a new dog.
The grouchy Park Keeper and his “Keep Off The Grass” signs are all in the original texts. And yes, he’s just as grumpy.
The table in the front hall is from the original movie. They were able to get it from Club 33.
Snow Globe Mary uses during the “Feed The Birds.” Both of these, as well as the kite, were not the original props but were recreated for use in the film. The originals are located at the Disney Archives. You can read more about Rob Marshall’s vision for the film here.
The tail of the kite is the actual suffragette sash worn by Mrs. Banks in the first film.
Jane and Michael’s kite, complete with the Votes for Women, gets caught on a Nanny. In the book Mary Poppins Comes Back, this is exactly how Mary reappears in the lives of the Banks children. Only it’s Michael battling with the kite not his son.
Mary Poppins comes into the scene from somewhere up in the clouds. In the original Mary is seen sitting on the clouds as she waits to head down to whatever home needs her most.
Jack comments on how lovely Mary looks, she replies “Do you really think so?”
Mary Poppins Returns to Number 17
The music playing in the background is “A Spoonful of Sugar.”
She reminds Michael he is still not a codfish. And remarks that Jane is still very inclined to giggle.
Mary stops to admire herself in the mirror, she does this often throughout the film. Her reflection also appears independent of her.
She tests for dust in the house, silences her umbrella as he tries to talk, and requires every second Tuesday off.
Then she glides up the stairs while Michael and Jane chat about how they use to believe amazing things happened whenever Mary Poppins was around.
“Fidelity Fiduciary Bank” music plays in the background when they are inside the bank.
Ellen is still breaking dishes.
Watch out for flying neighbors! Admiral Boom is seen flying by in his bathtub. Wizard of Oz nod, I love it.
Inside The Nursery
The Royal Doulton Bowl is also from Mary Poppins Comes Back. The scene is a bit different, but the bowl gets broken and needs to be taken to Topsy Turvy to fix.
Inside the bowl, the animation was hand drawn and the outfits were hand painted to give them an animated feel.
“She never explains anything.” Jack tells the children of Mary Poppins. She says this in the first film.
Look closely at the animated animals hanging out in the Royal Doulton Music Hall. A lot of them are similar to animals from other classic Disney films. Such as Robin Hood and Wind in the Willows. The family of rabbits sitting near Mary and the children are dressed just like the rabbits in Robin Hood.
The Wolf, Weasel, and Badger reminded us of the Fox in Pinocchio, and Ratty and Mr. Mole from Wind in the Willows. However, a cover is not a book so although similar in drawings things aren’t always as they appear.
Our old friends the Penguins make a return for a dance number that includes stripes and canes.
When driving away, after stealing Georgie, the Wolf’s eyes look insane like Cruella de Vil during her car chase scene.
On the wall between the children’s beds are 3 circle photos- Hidden Mickey
Original Jane Banks Cameo
Karen Dotrice, who played the original Jane Banks, is seen on Cherry Tree Lane. She stops and asks Jack and Jane for directions to Number 19. As she leaves she says “Many thanks, sincerely.” This is how Jane and Michael ended their advertisement for the “The Perfect Nanny.”
Another beloved book character, Topsy the cousin of Mary Poppins makes an appearance in the film. And every 2nd Wednesday of the month things go awry. In the book, Mary Poppins Comes Back, it’s cousin Arthur Turvy they take the bowl to and it’s the second Monday of every month. Which of course it happens to be when Mary and the children show up at his shop. In the book, Arthur marries Topsy Tartlet, who then becomes Topsy Turvy.
Trip A Little Light Fantastic
If this isn’t an ode to the brilliance of “Step in Time” I don’t know what is. The similar lighting, dance moves, and the fact it will be stuck in your head forever makes Trip A Little Light Fantastic, hands down my favorite number of the film.
Mary even did her classic twirl, this time on a bike. Jack walks down the street after the song, does a little heel kick like Bert.
Saving Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane
Michael tells Jane “lets go fly a kite.”
Mr. Dawes Jr, played by Dick Van Dyke who played Bert and Mr. Dawes Senior in the original film.
Dawes starts to tell a story about “a man with a wooden leg named…”
He then shares that the tuppence that George Banks hands over to Mr. Dawes Senior in the original, telling him to guard them well, have compounded and are enough to save the house.
The Park Fair
Balloon Lady is another straight from the books character. She sells, you guessed it balloons, but not just any balloons. Pick the right one and you can truly soar. Side note: She is played by Angela Lansbury, the original voice of Mrs. Potts.
“I’ll leave when the door opens.” Another nod to the books, this time the third one Mary Poppins Opens The Door. The wind changes and the door to Number 17 opens signaling it is time for Mary to leave.
Looking into her balloon, Mary remarks “Practically perfect in every way.”
Mary Poppins grabs her carpet bag and umbrella, then ascends back into the clouds like the original.
Every outfit Emily Blunt wears features a bow at the neck of the blouse.
Look for a chalk pavement picture when you see Jack riding his bike at the very end.
The end credits are also styled after the original film.
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Mary Poppins Returns Trailer
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And smile we did. I looked over throughout the film at my children, their eyes were wide, grinning from ear to ear. Yes Mary Poppins fans, this film is practically perfect in every way.
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I have to start this off with talking about the music. Everything from the opening Overture to the End Title Suite was beautiful. The music reminded me of when I am spending time on Main Street U.S.A. at any of the Disney Parks. It’s big, uplifting, and full of joy. Sprinkled throughout the music in the film are pieces from the original movie. If you listen carefully you can hear all your favorites and trust me it will make you smile.
Also, I’m 100% sure Trip A Little Light Fantastic will be stuck in my head forever. It is my favorite song from the film, with No Where To Go But Up a close second. I waited to listen to the soundtrack, wanting to be surprised. But if you can’t wait, it’s available right now!
When I realized there would be an animation sequence in Mary Poppins Returns I couldn’t wait. As a child, jumping into the Chalk Pavement Picture was one of my favorite scenes. One I would watch over and over.
Despite how far technology has come and how awesome animation is these days, part of me will always prefer hand drawn. There is just something about it. It looks like I’m not the only one who still has a lot of love for the old school way.
The Royal Doulton Bowl sequence was hand drawn and hand-painted just as the Chalk Painting was in the first film. The outfits that Mary, Jack, Georgie, John, and Annabel are wearing were hand-painted so they would look vibrant like the animation and a lot like the outfits Mary, Bert, and The Children wore.
Dick Van Dyke
I won’t lie, I totally teared when they showed him in the trailer. Sitting in the theater, the same thing happened. How could it not? Dick Van Dyke is a legend. The audience clapped when he came out and I think we all just sat in awe. It’s a fun moment in the film and one that will make your heart full.
Is Mary Poppins Returns a remake?
No. Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake. I keep seeing that floating around the internet. So 100% this is not a remake. It is a sequel. For book fans, this movie has a lot of Mary Poppins Comes Back sprinkled throughout. I get more into that in my Easter Egg post.
Mary Poppins Returns : A Lesson For Kids and Adults
As PL Travers in Saving Mr. Banks mentions, Mary Poppins isn’t there to save the children. She is there for the parents, particularly the father in the original. This time she is back, not only with a lesson for the adults of the film (and in the audience) but also the children.
Michael is dealing with the loss of his wife. He is trying to hold it together as best he can, for the sake of his children. But the stress and grief is clearly eating away at him. Gone is the carefree boy who imagined himself a Chimney Sweep. He’s been replaced by an adult who has forgotten what it’s like to be a child and find magic in everyday life.
The children are also grieving and doing their best to help their father and carry on, taking care of themselves like their mother taught them. Unlike Jane and Michael, Annabel and John aren’t as mischievous or joyful. They’ve had to grow up quickly since their mother passed. They are reluctant to accept Mary Poppins or even crack a smile.
Mary in that special way that she has, helps each of them learn to deal and live through their heartache. She reminds them, and all of us, that just because someone is gone, they are always with us. They are in the place where lost things go, a tear jerker of a song for anyone has suffered a deep loss. Mary lets us all know, it’s okay to embrace your feelings, but do not let them consume you. Dig deep, find joy, and live.
Is Mary Poppins Returns Safe For Kids?
Mary Poppins Returns is the perfect family-friendly movie. No curse words or violence, it is safe for everyone to enjoy. My family really enjoyed it. The kids have been singing and dancing along to the songs since Monday. Okay, so have I. Seriously, just wait until you hear these songs! We can’t wait to watch it again in theaters during Winter Break.
For a more in-depth breakdown read my friend Patty’s post: Mary Poppins Returns Parent Movie Review
Mary Poppins Returns Easter Eggs and Cameos
There are a lot of gems in this movie that callback to the original, highlight the books, and of course relate to some other special films. I have your complete guide right here: Mary Poppins Returns Easter Eggs and Cameos
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Artemis Fowl Teaser Trailer
Artemis Fowl is based on the book by Eoin Colfer. It centers around 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies. Who may (or may not) be behind his father’s disappearance.
The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Conor McPherson. Kenneth Branagh is also directing the film.
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Artemis Fowl is in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019!
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**Spoilers ahead if you haven’t see Ralph Breaks The Internet**
Ralph Breaks The Internet Easter Eggs
Mr. Litwak has Star Wars plates on the shelf in his office.
The marquee reads Happy 11th Birthday Svzy (Suzy)! In the original, the sign wished her a Happy 5th Birthday. Ralph Breaks The Internet occurs 6 years after the original.
Food Fight game high scores includes Roo
Filmore is off to the right in the parking lot.
Oh My Disney Easter Eggs
The Oh My Disney scene had so many Easter Eggs, some obvious, some not so much. But everywhere you looked there was something else to spot!
Disney Animation Building: I’ve been to the Disney Animation Building in Burbank and it looks just like this one, with the sorcerer’s hat and all! The film circling around the Animation building shows film cells from classic Disney films like Robin Hood, The Lion King, Lady and The Tramp, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Alice In Wonderland.
Pixar Animation Building featuring Luxo Jr.
Big Ben and Captain Hook’s ship can be seen off to the right of the building.
Sorcerer Mickey is on top of the Animation Building, conducting magic. He was hand drawn by Mark Henn, the legendary Disney animator who animated Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Young Simba, and so many more!
Star Wars: Storm Troopers, C3-PO, R2-D2, Tie Fighters, X-Wings, Millennium Falcon, and that’s no moon, that’s the Death Star!
Marvel Studios: Captain America’s Shield, Iron Man’s Hand, Thor’s Hammer Mjolnir, and also Iron Man, Reddit AMA with Groot, Vanellope almost glitches into the door marked for the Avengers, and finally the late and great Stan Lee. Who doesn’t say anything when she bumps into him but you can tell it is clearly him.
The Good Dinosaur
The Muppet Show Balloon
Big Hero 6: Baymax greets fans near the Tsum Tsum sign, while Honey Lemon and Hiro walk around the website.
Dumbo flies overheard. While Clarabelle Cow walks through the crowds.
Eeyore is offended by Vanellope’s initial disdain for the Oh My Disney area.
You can catch a lot of these if you pause during the Oh My Disney part around 1:26
Nick Wilde is casually walking around the backstage area with a Pawpsicles when Vanellope runs into him while being chased by Storm Troopers.
A113 is seen on the wall. It wouldn’t be an animated Disney movie that includes Pixar without the famous reference!
Grumpy, Hei Hei, Tinker Bell, and Peter Pan’s shadow are hanging out backstage.
Jack Skellington, Wall-E, as well as Humphrey The Bear & The Park Ranger make an appearance in the background.
Cars Billboard featuring Lightning McQueen
Which Disney Princess Are You? The quiz is real and I am Rapunzel thank you very much.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET EASTER EGGS DISNEY PRINCESSES
Pamela Ribon, the co-writer of the film, is the voice of Snow White. For more fun facts about the Disney Princess scene read 8 Fun Facts About The Disney Princess Scene: Interview with Pamela Ribon.
Batman Theme: You hear it when Cinderella enlists her mice to help make the comfy shirts. A DC reference in a Disney movie? What? Well Batman, the series, was produced by Fox. Disney is purchasing Fox entertainment.
The Comfy Princess Shirts
Cinderella sighs and says… “So this is love” once she is in her comfy clothes.
Ariel’s shirt references “Part of Your World.”
Rapunzel’s shirt says “We Gotta a Dream, The Snuggly Ducklings.”
Anna’s shirt references “we finish each other’s sandwiches.”
Elsa is ready to “Let it Go.”
Pochahantas’ shirt says Blue Corn Moon.
Moana’s shirt has a crab on it and #SHINY. She also tells Ralph “You’re Welcome” when they save him.
Snow White rocking the Poison Apple.
Aurora, looks comfiest of them all with her Nap Queen outfit.
Belle’s top says BFF with the Beast on it
Merida has on a flannel shirt in her tartan’s colors that says Mum with a bear on it.
Tiana’s shirt says NOLA.
Jasmine’s shirt feature Genie’s Hand saying 3 Wishes.
Mulan has Mushu on her jacket.
Cinderella’s shows a pumpkin carriage with G2G- good 2 go.
In the Princesses’ Room
Rapunzel’s area is painted, just like her tower room and you can see her paint set as well as Pascal.
Ariel’s dressing table has some of her thingamabobs and the candelabra from her grotto complete with her human utensils. See the pic below.
Belle is reading (shocker) and her area shows books and on the dressing table, you can see Lumiere and the magic mirror.
Cinderella’s dresser has a pumpkin on it and the clock is stuck on midnight.
Tiana has a picture of Tiana’s place on her mirror and a plate of her delicious beignets.
Merida has some stuffed bears in her area, or her little brothers have stowed away in the Princesses only room.
Anna and Elsa have sunflowers and their childhood dolls decorating their area.
Jasmine is sitting on the Magic Carpet, with Genie’s Lamp.
When Snow White pulls out the Poison Apple, behind her you see the Magic Mirror and very briefly the Evil Queen!
Above each Princesses area is a crest representing them.
Rapunzel: magic flower
Ariel: Ursula’s necklace shell
Cinderella: Glass Slipper
Tiana: Water Lily
Anna and Elsa: Arendale’s Royal Crest Flower
Belle: A Rose
Merida: Her Bow
Moana: Heart of Tafiti
Pamela shared in our interview that each Princess would be doing things that harkened back to their original movies.
Aurora is seen sleeping on the chaise lounge, holding a rose.
Cinderella pulls a leaf out of Pocahontas’ hair.
Rapunzel is painting.
Ariel sings and clutches at her heart. She is also combing her hair with a dinglehopper when Vanellope first glitches in.
Don’t Mess With These Princesses
Cinderella’s glass slipper is broken, this time to be used as a weapon
Rapunzel has her frying pan– who knew right?
Ariel’s dinglehopper can double as a weapon.
Merida: trusty bow
Belle will smack you down with her book.
Anna is ready to punch her like her name is Hans.
Elsa has her magic hands.
Moana brought her oar, hey it worked on Maui.
Aurora has a spindle.
Tiana has her rolling pin.
Jasmine has Genie’s Lamp.
Pocahontas‘ has her father’s club.
Meeko, Pascal, Jaq, Gus & Perla, Raja, Hei Hei, and Naveen (in frog form).
When a big strong man is in need of saving these Princesses get right to work! They each use their unique abilities to help save Ralph.
Moana summons the water and Ariel swims up to make it splash out in the perfect way for Elsa to freeze. Jasmine is using the magic carpet to grab Ariel while Elsa does her thing.
Snow White breaks out the poison apple, that Mulan slices to melt the things holding the dresses that Cinderella and her friends made. Jaq and Gus got there quickly thanks to Merida’s bow and arrow. Anna helped tied them into position.
The dresses are attached to some of Rapunzel’s hair that Aurora helped weave so that Ralph could safely float (on the wind of Pocahontas) into the bed to be awoken by Naveen thanks to Tiana.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET EASTER EGGS Slaughter Race
“Slaughter Race” sung by Vanellope was written by Alan Menken, who has written a ton of Princess songs.
Shank’s driving is similar to the high speed, insane stunt driving of The Fast & The Furious series which Gal Gadot was a part of.
Also, Shank’s Car looks similar to Gal’s Mazda Rx-7 in The Fast & The Furious Tokyo Drift
The gameplay, clowns, and van totally reminded me of the video game series Twisted Metal. Ps- I hated that van!
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET EASTER EGGS Websites
Each website shown has a building or area that symbolizes it’s purpose.
Facebook: a book
Pinterest: Giant pin that Ralph ends up using as a weapon against himself.
Instagram: “art” exhibit
Google: looks like the Empire state building. Funny enough giant virus Ralph scales it like King Kong.
Wikipedia: An encyclopedia on a pedestal
Twitter: A tree with blue birds tweeting
Snapchat: Shaped like the ghost icon
Fandango: A bunch of screens
Knowsmore represents the search bar and is located next to the App Store.
Other sites shown or mentioned: IMDB, Netgear, Purple, YouTube, National Geographic, Venmo, PayPal, and Myspace
Ebay Easter Eggs
Cast Iron Skillet and Unicorn Figurine both from Tangled.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET EASTER EGGS
Sitting in a conference room are the members of Imagine Dragons. Imagine Dragons perform “Zero” a song from Ralph Breaks The Internet. It also looks like they are trying to figure out band names on the white board.
A billboard near Spamley’s website says “img13.jpg” aka Image Not Found
Speed Limit Sign: 150 Mbps
According to the internet police, anyone going under 3 Mbps will be fined.
Desmond’s Tutus search result is named after real dancer Desmond Richardson.
Abandoned Internet: When Ralph falls to the bottom of the internet, you see signs for Public Chatrooms, Y2K Preparedness Kits, and Dial-Up. *shudders*
Sassy Housewives Popup features Aunt Cass from Big Hero 6
Ralph does an unboxing video with Pancake Bunny and Milkshake Kitty.
Bob Ross or Ralph Ross.
Ralph The Goat, those videos are so popular!
The guy in the office who first sees the Ralph video is wearing a R2-D2 tie.
Fortnite Dance: Ralph shows off his Floss moves.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET EASTER EGGS Viral Internet Stars
Chewbacca Dad (instead of mom)
Colleen “Miranda Sings” Balliger loses her internet connection
Grumpy Cat makes an appearance both in the film, pushing what looks like an Anna doll off a desk, and during the credits.
Dani Fernandez is the show host.
Tiffany Herrera is the female gamer in Slaughter Race.
Fula Borg is Maybe, Yesss’ assistant.
Ralph Breaks The Internet Credit Easter Eggs
Don’t you just hate it when trailers show something that never shows up in the movie. Well so does toddler Moana. Her mom, voiced by the actress who plays Moana’s mom in her movie, tells her to play her game.
Monty Python: When the bunny explodes in the Pancake Milkshake game, it’s just like when Mr. Creosote explodes in Monty Python’s “Meaning of Life”
Rick Rolled: Usually each Disney animated movie alludes to the next one, in this case Frozen 2 will follow Ralph Breaks The Internet. Aside from Anna and Elsa in the film we didn’t get anything Frozen. Then we are promised an exclusive sneak peek at Frozen 2. But instead we are all caught up in maybe the greatest Rick Roll of all time. Made even better because the kids have no idea that’s a thing and the adults in the audience who do laugh so hard!
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The Lion King Teaser Trailer
I didn’t film a reaction to this one because I was hanging with my family, celebrating Thanksgiving and my husband’s birthday. But the basic reaction was this: Shutup! It’s the real one! Omg shhhh. It’s beautiful. *Tears tears tears* And scene.