[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or many of us, Mary Poppins is a film that was a big part of our childhood. Whether you saw it when it first debuted on this very day in 1964, or watched it as a child later on, there is a bit of magic in it for everyone. From the special effects to the memorable tunes, it stands out as one of the best Disney movies of all time.
1It took about 20 years for Mary Poppins to get made.
Walt first went after the rights to make the film in 1938, which was four years after P.L. Travers released the first book, Mary Poppins. Despite the author turning him down, Walt never gave up. He sent his brother Roy to ask her again in 1944, but the answer was still no. It wasn’t until 1959, when Walt went to see her in person, that she finally said yes. The film finally was released on August 27, 1964.