Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ to release in India on 4 January 2019

Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns brings back the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn an ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure. And in this all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins returns to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. The enigmatic nanny is joined by her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. The film takes place in 1930s depression-era London, 24 years after the first film was set. Michael Banks works for the same financial institution that employed his father and still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper Ellen. Carrying on in her mother’s tradition, Jane Banks campaigns for workers’ rights and provides a helping hand to Michael’s family. When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s help, brings joy and wonder back into their home. “I was incredibly honored to be approached by Disney about directing a sequel,” says director-producer Rob Marshall. “This is a brand new original film musical from top to bottom, which is very rare, and it is a wonderful opportunity to create something specifically for the screen.” A Walt Disney Studios production, Mary Poppins Returns opens in cinemas on 9 January 2019 in India.