I used myself as a barometer, the entire time I was working on this film — what would I want to see in this film? In a way, it feels fresh now. And I really like the artistry behind it. It actually costs a lot more to do this way and, also, was much more time-consuming. It took over a year.
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Sherman and Robert B. Sherman , and adapted and conducted by Irwin Kostal. The original album release features seventeen tracks, consisting of sixteen songs and one overture track of film score. The soundtrack album was released by Buena Vista Records the same year as the film on LP and reel-to-reel tape. Walt Disney Records reissued the soundtrack in , including a minute track of unreleased songs and demo versions.
The music and score for the film was composed by Marc Shaiman , with song lyrics written by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. Composer-songwriter Marc Shaiman and co-lyricist Scott Wittman began working on the score and songs in They wrote nine original songs for the film. Sherman served as music consultant,  with Shaiman stating that "if he had something that he thought should have been different or changed, he would have said so. He was loving what he was hearing, and he really loves the new movie". As indicated in the liner notes, the track "Theme from Mary Poppins Returns" was not used in the final film; it was, however, featured in trailers for the movie. One song deleted from the film before a cast recording was made, "The Anthropomorphic Zoo" - a song originally intended for the "Royal Doulton Bowl" sequence - is excluded from the soundtrack album, but a demo recording, illustrated with storyboard images, is included as a bonus feature on the home media release of the film.
Loosely based on the book series Mary Poppins by P. Set in London during the Great Depression , some twenty-five years after the events of the original film, the film sees Mary Poppins, the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks, return to them in the wake of the death of Michael's wife. Walt Disney Pictures announced the film in September Marshall was hired later that month, and Blunt and Miranda were cast in February Principal photography lasted from February to July , and took place at Shepperton Studios in England. The scene is set in London, during the Great Depression. Michael Banks lives in his childhood home with his three children, John, Annabel and Georgie, after the death of his wife, Kate, a year earlier. Michael has taken a loan from his employer, the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, and is three months behind on payments. Wilkins, the bank's corrupt new chairman, sends associates to warn him that his house will be repossessed if the loan is not repaid in full by Friday.