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Mary Poppins is about to return (Picture: Disney)

Sure to be a huge festive hit, Mary Poppins Returns arrives on our cinema screens in the UK next week.

The sequel of the 1964 classic will be making a whole lot of people very nostalgic, while introducing a brand new generation to the magical nanny.

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54 years after the original film came out, it is obviously a brand new cast but there will certainly be one or two familiar faces from the old movie cropping up.

Out just in time for Christmas in the UK, here is everything you need to know about Mary Poppins Returns…

Emily bringing the spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down (Picture: Disney)

Mary Poppins Returns Release date

Mary Poppins Returns is out in UK cinemas on 21 December 2018, this is a couple of days after the US and Canada where it comes out on 19 December.

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Mary Poppins Returns cast

Mary Poppins – Emily Blunt

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Michael Banks – Ben Whishaw

Jane Banks – Emily Mortimer

Topsy (Poppins eccentric cousin) – Meryl Streep

Banker William Weatherall Wilkins – Colin Firth

Banks housekeeper – Julie Walters

Street lamplighter – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Mr Dawes Jr – Dick van Dyke

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Mary Poppins Returns plot

Set two decades after the original, in the new story, our beloved Michael (played by Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Montimer) are all grown up with children of their own, and after Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins re-enters their lives.

She helps the children, who are played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson, rediscover the joy and wonder that is missing in their lives.

With up-to-date CGI wizardry and new songs, this new film has a lot to live up to but it looks like theres going to be plenty of the original charm and imagination, as Mary takes the children to far away lands, filling their heads with stuff and nonsense, and reminding us all what its like to be a child.

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