‘Mary Poppins’ 2016: What Time Does the Disney Movie Air on ABC?

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The holidays continue on ABC tonight with a spoonful of sugar. The network is airing the Disney classic Mary Poppins on Saturday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET. Read on for a preview of the movie.

Mary Poppins is one of the most popular films from the studio released during Walt Disney’s lifetime, earning $102.3 million at the box office since it was released in 1964. Based on the books by P.L. Travers, the film tells the story of Mary Poppins, the nanny to Jane and Michael Banks, and the adventures she takes them on. The film is also about their father, George Banks, learning that it is just as important for children and his family to have fun as it is for them to take life seriously.

Mary Poppins is considered a crowning achievement for Disney, combining animation, live action and special effects to tell a story that continues to capture the hearts of families everywhere. In fact, the studio is working on a follow-up film, Mary Poppins Returns, which will star Emily Blunt in the titular role and is set for release in 2018.

If this is your first time seeing the film, you are in for a treat. But even if this is your 100th, Mary Poppins is still worth revisiting.


DATE: Saturday, December 10


TIME: 8 p.m. ET


TV CHANNEL: ABC (To find your local ABC affiliate, click here.)


CAST:
Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins
Dick Van Dyke as Bert
David Tomlinson as George Banks
Glynis Johns as Winifred Banks
Karen Dotrice as Jane Banks
Matthew Garber as Michael Banks
Elsa Lanchester as Katie Nana
Ed Wynn as Uncle Albert


CREDITS:
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Produced by Walt Disney & Bill Walsh
Screenplay by Bill Walsh & Don DaGradi, based on Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Music by Irwin Kostal
Songs by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman


OSCARS:
Nominations
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography, Color
Best Art Direction, Color
Best Costume Design, Color
Best Sound Mixing
Best Adaptation or Treatment Score

Wins
Best Actress – Julie Andrews
Best Film Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Original Song (“Chim Chim Ceer-ee”)
Best Score

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