Mary Poppins: Facts, Trivia About 1964's Biggest Movie

By Cyn Felthousen-Post

With a chart-topping soundtrack, Disney animation and the screen debut of Julie Andrews, the Oscar-winning Mary Poppins was one of the films that packed movie theaters in the mid-'60s. Songs like "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Chim Chim Cher-ee," and "Let's Go Fly a Kite" had kids singing at the top of their lungs, and never have so many clean American children wanted to be grubby London chimney sweeps. What was so special about this remarkably successful Disney movie? Its story and the trivia behind its development and production is a story worthy of its own movie -- which did in fact come to pass with the 2013 feature film Saving Mr. Banks.