For August 29th… On This Day in Disney History!
On August 29th… on this day in 1964, Walt Disney releases Mary Poppins in Theaters for the very first time. Mary Poppins is the title character of a series of children’s books written by P. L. Travers. The books were adapted in 1964 into a musical Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. In 2004, Disney Theatrical produced a stage musical adaptation in the West End theatre. The stage musical was transferred to Broadway in 2006. It is still running there to this day, to sold-out crowds. It has been just as highly successful as the classic 1964 film.