Mary Poppins

Revealing mistake: In the tea party on the ceiling scene when Mary takes out her watch, watch closely, she doesn't take it from behind her jacket. When she seems to reach behind her jacket it just appears in her hand. When she puts it back she reaches behind her jacket again, but it just disappears just before she puts her hand back there.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene with the queue of Nannies, and the chimneytop scenes, the wires holding the actors can be seen clearly.

Audio problem: During the Spoonful of Sugar song Mary stands in front of a mirror and sings along with her reflection. Her reflection sings "they find." but the mouth movements do not match. (00:33:30)

Revealing mistake: When Mary is taking the things out of her bag when she arrives, she takes out a large floor lamp. You can see the lamp's post coming up through the bag and the table as she pulls it out.

Continuity mistake: When Mary and Bert are sitting down at the table, the penguin waiters place in front of them a placemat with a knife and fork on it. When we see Bert dancing with the penguins a little later on, the placemats and knives and forks have all disappeared.

Continuity mistake: As Banks realises what the phone call is about, Bert is picking up the last brush. A moment later, he picks it up again.

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Revealing mistake: As the squirrels play around Bert and Mary, the background can be seen through their tails. (00:45:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Mary holds up the paper, it appears whole, but in close up, the places where it was torn are visible, then whole again.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the maid first opens the door to Mary Poppins, you can see a shadow of something, presumably the camera, on the maid's left shoulder until she steps right.

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Other mistake: As Admiral Boom's assistant is loading the cannon a third time, he puts the red rocket in nose first rather than stick first.

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Other mistake: After Bert and the others dancing on a railing that should have moved, as it did when they jumped off, three sweeps walk back and forth on their hands over the street between buildings. After dropping to only their toes to hold them up, you see them drop all the way down, then stand, where there was no surface in sight to do that on.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Mary walks back to sit down the shadow of the camera is on her back.

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Revealing mistake: As the sweeps dance and jump from building to building, the edges of the matted in street that hides the sound stage floor is easily discernible.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene with the three chimneys, the sweep coming out of the middle chimney can be seen actually coming up from behind it, as his arms going up are visible.

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Visible crew/equipment: As all the sweeps come out of the chimneys, the wires holding them are visible.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Mary Poppins gets to the top of her exit from the chimney, the wires holding her are visible. And as Bert lands, his wires are visible.

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Continuity mistake: As the Penguins answer the call, and are setting up the table, Bert is laughing and leaning in, and a second later, he is upright and all the way back in the chair.

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Revealing mistake: As Mary and Bert sit at the Penguins' tea tent, when Bert calls for the waiter, the background shows through his head, revealing the live action matted in over the animation.

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Revealing mistake: As the turtle closest to the camera struggles with Bert's weight, Mary's heel clips through the turtle's beak. Also, though a combination of animation and live action, neither Bert or Mary has any kind of reflection on the water, real or otherwise.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Mary Poppins walks over to put the hat stand in place, the shadow of the camera plays on her dress.

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Bert: Speaking of names, I know a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
Uncle Albert: What's the name of his other leg?

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Trivia: The voice of Mary Poppins' parrot head umbrella is David Tomlinson (Mr Banks).

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