Why the song supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is not in Mary Poppins 2

Why the song supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is not in Mary Poppins 2

Because “this word too long is perfectly atrocious”? The film can be seen again this evening on M6.

Mary Poppins Returns returns to M6. This suite by Emily Blunt includes new songs, but does not contain one of the cult pieces from the original 1965 musical: “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.

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David Magee, its screenwriter (also known for his scripts for Life of Pi And Neverland), explained his absence toEntertainment Weekly : “From the start, we knew that the original film was very popular, so we obviously wanted to pay homage to it, make reference to it, but we also wanted it to be obvious when we started our film that we would be discovering a new story. Once they have entered our world, the public will be able to discover little winks, as well as musical extracts, but we don’t want to draw attention to it by saying: ‘You see ? You have noticed ?’ We found it more respectful to first immerse the spectators in this new film, then to reconnect it with small touches to the old one.”

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Producer Marc Platt confirms: “We wanted to tell this with our own language, to echo the past while giving a refreshing and interesting side to the film. And which works on its own. The challenge in creating his music was, as with the whole project of ‘elsewhere, to make it look like the original, but at the same time have its own personality.’

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Mary Poppins Returns is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods, let’s take a walk in the woods). Here is its trailer:

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