Mary Poppins' magical return

In remaking the iconic Mary Poppins, the director and cast sought to preserve the spirit of the original and leave their mark on it as well

Hollywood continues to crank out one remake after another pretty shamelessly.

But it treads extra carefully when rebooting something as sacrosanct as Mary Poppins, the 1964 movie musical that became an instant classic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 27, 2018, with the headline 'Poppins' magical return'. Print Edition | Subscribe