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12 Interesting Facts About 'Mary Poppins' Will Leave You Speechless 

Whenever someone talks to me about musicals, I just stop by and ask them if they are talking about Mary Poppins? Seriously, everyone loves that one. I love to watch the feature film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. It is full of so many catchy songs, and memorable moments. I dance at some. 

And the lessons, well, they have basically stuck with me throughout my life and still, I go back to them to find out if they suit the situation I am in. 

But despite all the magic we got to see on screen, there were things we never knew about Mary Poppins and they are something that will most likely startle you. 

Let's get the entire scoop here. 

While there were some musicals that made history, there were some musical concerts that are still considered beautiful. 

12 Interesting Facts About 'Mary Poppins' Will Leave You Speechless 

12 Interesting Facts About 'Mary Poppins' Will Leave You Speechless 

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1. It took over 2 decades to get the movie rights. 

1. It took over 2 decades to get the movie rights. 

2. The directors had other actors like Lansbury in their mind to cast for the film. 

2. The directors had other actors like Lansbury in their mind to cast for the film. 

3. Julie Andrews almost turned down the role. 

3. Julie Andrews almost turned down the role. 

But once the lead role in My Fair Lady was given to Audrey Hepburn, Andrew said yes to Mary Poppins. 

4. P.L. Travers hated the film. 

4. P.L. Travers hated the film. 

5. The song a spoonful of sugar was inspired by Polio Vaccine. 

5. The song a spoonful of sugar was inspired by Polio Vaccine. 

6. Most of the nannies that were lined up in the first scene were men. 

6. Most of the nannies that were lined up in the first scene were men. 

7. They were sued over 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.' 

7. They were sued over 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.' 

8. Dick Van Dyke still doesn't think he deserved the cast. 

8. Dick Van Dyke still doesn't think he deserved the cast. 

9. The kid who played the character climbing the rooftop was paid extra for doing that stunt. 

9. The kid who played the character climbing the rooftop was paid extra for doing that stunt. 

10. The kid who played Michael Banks dies at 21 years of age. 

10. The kid who played Michael Banks dies at 21 years of age. 

11. The planning and composition of the songs took over 2 years. 

11. The planning and composition of the songs took over 2 years. 

12. Walt Disney considered Mary Poppins as one of his crowning achievements. 

12. Walt Disney considered Mary Poppins as one of his crowning achievements. 

Comment and let us know what your favorite Mary Poppins song is? 

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