Huge thanks to Disney for inviting me to LA as part of the #MaryPoppinsReturns and #25DaysofChristmasEvent. I received an all-expense paid trip in exchange for my coverage.
And I’m thrilled to share that I’m headed back to California for the red carpet premiere of Mary Poppins Returns.
It’s become a bit of a tradition for me to head to California to cover the release of Disney’s newest December movies and you know that I’m a suck for a good tradition during the holiday season. So I was thrilled to have this opportunity!
MARY POPPINS RETURNS EVENT
If somehow you haven’t seen any of the trailers for Mary Poppins Returns, the first thing you should do is stop and watch the one below right now.
Mary Poppins Returns is an all-new original musical and sequel that marks the return of Mary Poppins to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss.
The film stars Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure. Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
I’m excited to share that we’ll be interviewing both of the stars of the movie as part of the #MaryPoppinsReturnsEvent! So if you have questions for them, please comment and let me know!
Our line up of interviews looks like this:
- Ben Whishaw (“Michael Banks”) & Emily Mortimer (“Jane Banks”)
- Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Jack”)
- Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins”)
- Pixie Davies (“Anabel Banks”) & Joel Dawson (“Georgie Banks”)
- Director Rob Marshall
- Songwriters Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
How amazing is that? I cannot wait to share more about what went into creating this world of Mary Poppins with you!
In addition to these amazing interviews, we’ll be walking the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the movie! So follow along on Instagram at thesimpleparent to see what’s happening that night! I’ll be using the hashtag #MaryPoppinsReturnsEvent along with all of my fellow bloggers!
Mary Poppins Returns hits theaters on December 19th! Be sure to mark your calendars! What a fun film to catch with the family during the holiday season!
FOLLOW MARY POPPINS RETURNS
- https://twitter.com/disneystudios (#MaryPoppinsReturns)
25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
While I’m in LA, I’ll also have the chance to learn more about this year’s 25 Days of Christmas celebration on Disney/ABC Television!
This is one of my favorite times of the year on television!
We’ll be screening Disney Channel’s holiday-themed episode of “Coop and Cami Ask the World,” entitled, “Would you Wrather Get a Moose Angry” and my daughter is a little bit jealous! She loves watching “Coop and Cami Ask the World.”
Then we’ll be chatting with the stars of “Coop and Cami Ask the World,” including:
- Dakota Lotus
- Ruby Rose Turner
- Albert Tsai
- Paxton Booth
Plus, we’ll be meeting with judge and host of ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” Carter Oosterhouse. This is one of my FAVORITE holiday shows to watch with my family!
I’m also looking forward to meeting Sherry Yard, a judge on “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition” because Grambo and I are ALL about the holiday baking!
Season 6 of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” premieres Monday, November 26 on ABC at 8/7c with two new one-hour episodes. It’s also available streaming and on demand. The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition Season 4 premieres Thursday, December 6 on ABC at /8c with a two-hour episode. And it will also be available streaming and on demand after
#25TonsofToys for Toys for Tots
This holiday season, Disney|ABC Television are teaming up with Disney store, ShopDisney.com and Toys for Tots. Fans and families can celebrate 25 Days of Christmas by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy at a U.S. Disney store or on shopDisney.com until December 15th and Disney store will contribute $5 per toy to Toys for Tots, up to $1 Million! Post a selfie with your toy on social media using the hashtag #25TonsOfToys
We’ll be using the hashtags #LightFight, #AmericanBakingShow, #CoopandCami, and #DisneyChannel while we learn more about all things to do with the 25 Days of Christmas on Disney|ABC Television!
You won’t want to miss it!
So be sure to follow along November 28th – 30th as I share everything I learn about Mary Poppins Returns and the great 25 Days of Christmas programming coming this year!