I know there are millions of fans, but I really feel like one of his biggest. I know every Dick Van Dyke Show [episode] intimately. You know, Robinson Crusoe that he did for Disney, and so, so many others. I just was a humongous fan.
Calling from his Los Angeles home at a. Maybe now is good time to note that Van Dyke turned 93 on December I never realized that you were the banker in the original Mary Poppins. The guy I play in this movie is supposed to be his son. That banker part was not for me. I had to go to Walt [ Disney ] and beg him to let me do it. So he made me do a screen test. And they wrote me into this new one, like 60 years later. Everybody felt every day of shooting that something special was happening. There was a special spirit in the air.
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Mary Poppins is a American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney , with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. Travers 's book series Mary Poppins. The film, which combines live-action and animation , stars Julie Andrews in her feature film debut as Mary Poppins , who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family's dynamic. The film was shot entirely at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California , using painted London background scenes. Mary Poppins was released on August 27, , to critical acclaim. In , the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". A sequel, Mary Poppins Returns , was released on December 19, In Edwardian London , , Bert entertains a crowd as a one-man band when he senses a change in the wind.