In May 1997, Disney made plans to release a brand-new digitally restored version of Mary Poppins on home video. The release occurred on August 26, 1997.

On March 24, 1998, a widescreen DVD was released. This DVD has the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (with the cut-short version of distorted extended 1992 Walt Disney Classics logo's music), instead of the regular Walt Disney Home Video logo, making it the only Disney DVD with any use of the Masterpiece Collection logo, and for the fact that it was still a Masterpiece Collection title when the DVD came out.


Synopsis

High above the dawn clouds over London, "practically perfect" Mary Poppins floats out of the sky and into the lives of two playfully mischeivious children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert, the spirited nanny makes every chore a game and every day a "jolly holiday." But, after they leap into a imaginative world of a sidewalk chalk drawing, visit a hilarious floating tea party, and join a rooftop song and dance, it may take more than "A Spoonful of Sugar" to cheer up the children's precise and disapproving father! A Must See Movie Gene Shailt The Today Show

VHS Supplements

1997 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Company intro + Join Us for a Special Preview Bumper (1997-1998) February 4, 1997
3 Trailer for The Little Mermaid re-release August 30, 1996
4 Promo for The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC (U.S. Release Only) July 15, 1997
5 Walt Disney Company "Coming to Video" Bumper (1997-1998) March 4, 1997
6 Sneak preview of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas August 5, 1997
7 Promo for Sleeping Beauty, Old Yeller and The Jungle Book July 29, 1997
8 Trailer for The Toys Who Saved Christmas August 26, 1997
9 Disney Interactive Bumper (1996-1997) October 29, 1996
10 Promo for Disney's Animated Storybook: 101 Dalmatians November 27, 1996
11 Stay Tuned After the Feature (Mary Poppins) August 26, 1997
12 Feature Presentation (1992-1999) October 29, 1996
13 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
14 THX logo (1995-2005) February 4, 1997
15 Full Screen Format Disclaimer (1994-2000) January 22, 1994
16 Mary Poppins (restored version) August 12, 1994
17 Mary Poppins: Practically Perfect in Every Way August 26, 1997

1998 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo (1992-2001) March 5, 1992
3 "Now Available to Own on Videocassette" (1994-1998) October 19, 1994
4 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo March 31, 1998
5 "Coming Soon to Own on Videocassette" (1994-1998) October 19, 1994
6 Video preview for Melody Time March 3, 1998
7 Video preview for The Spirit of Mickey March 31, 1998
8 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars March 3, 1998
9 "Feature Presentation" (1994-2000) October 19, 1994
10 Full Screen Format Disclaimer (1994-2000) January 22, 1994
11 Mary Poppins (restored version) August 12, 1994

1999 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo (1992-2001) March 5, 1992
3 "Now Available to Own on Videocassette" (1998-2000) August 4, 1998
4 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo July 14, 1998
5 "Coming Soon to Own on Videocassette" (1998-2000) August 4, 1998
6 Trailer for Madeline: Lost in Paris March 9, 1999
7 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) April 10, 1992
8 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
9 Full Screen Format Disclaimer (1994-2000) January 22, 1994
10 THX logo (1995-2005) February 4, 1997
11 Mary Poppins (restored version) August 12, 1994

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1997 VHS

  1. Fun and Fancy Free (1997 VHS) (July 15, 1997)
  2. Jungle 2 Jungle (July 29, 1997)
  3. That Darn Cat! (August 5, 1997)
  4. Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (August 5, 1997)

1998 VHS

  1. All 6 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1997-1999 (March 31, 1998)
  2. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Don Knotts Collection (April 21, 1998)
  3. Melody Time (1998 VHS) (June 2, 1998)
  4. The Spirit of Mickey (July 14, 1998)
  5. Schoolhouse Rock: Money Rock (July 21, 1998)
  6. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Animal Adventures Series (August 25, 1998)
  7. Lady and the Tramp (1998 VHS) (September 15, 1998)
  8. 101 Dalmatians (1999 VHS) (March 9, 1999)
  9. Frank and Ollie (1999 VHS) (March 9, 1999)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
Japan DVD June 25, 1998
Japan VHS April 23, 1999

Television broadcasts

Mary Poppins aired on the Disney Channel from September 22, 1996 to June 1, 2000, on off-network syndication on May 18, 1997, and on TBS on May 21, 1997 and November 26, 1998.

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