Mary Poppins Returns

Question: Colin Firth and Dick Van Dyke sit in a carved banker's chair with dragon scrolls. I have an exact same chair obviously made by the same person. My own chair is old and an antique, though I know nothing about it. I would like to learn more about my chair and therefore ask if anyone knows anything about the chair used in the film?

Question: P.L. Travers hated Disney's film adaptation of Mary Poppins so much that she refused to have Disney make any more adaptations of Mary Poppins. How could a sequel be made without the consent of Travers, especially since she died in 1996?

Answer: The short answer is *because* she died. Control then passed to her beneficiaries/estate. She didn't forbid Disney from making a sequel, and she couldn't legally prevent it either. The deal she had with Disney just meant that they had to agree on it as she had creative control, and despite their (and apparently her) best efforts, they could never find a sequel idea everyone was happy with, especially given her dislike of the original film. Her will stated: "Any payments received by my Trustees in respect of or any future commercial production or exploitation in any form whatsoever of any books I have written (including any sequel to the film "Mary Poppins") shall be held by my Trustees upon trust to distribute..." On her death creative control passed to her trustees, in terms of sequels and the stage show, and they managed to agree on a sequel idea.

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Answer: Travers was never entirely opposed to having a sequel made. She initially refused Disney's sequel ideas, and attempted to impose her own demands and concept on what any additional film would be. In the 1980s, Travers and a friend wrote their own screenplay. The Disney company, now with different management, considered it but eventually dropped the project amid casting problems and other issues and conflicts that emerged. After Travers' death, Disney could then negotiate directly with Travers' estate.

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Question: In a scene where Jack was at the bottom of the stairs in front of the house and Jane comes out of the front door holding a box, does Jack accidentally call her Kate? He then goes up the stairs to help her with the box.

Answer: No. He says "Hey, Jane."

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Factual error: When Mary and the children go to the bank the long shot of the bank shows a statue that was not erected until 1994.

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Jane Banks: What brings you here after all this time?
Mary Poppins: Same thing that brought me the first time: I have come to look after the Banks children.
Anabel Banks: Us?
Mary Poppins: Oh yes, you, too.

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Trivia: The line said by Mary to Michael "shut your mouth, you are not a cod fish" is taken from the original film.

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