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Emily Blunt Is Absolute Magic in the New Mary Poppins Returns Trailer

She’s basically a spoonful of sugar.


What better antidote to the Monday morning blues than a proper dose of childlike wonder and whimsy? As it just so happens, there’s plenty of both in the first full-length trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, Disney’s majorly anticipated sequel to the 1964 Julie Andrews–starring classic. Here, it’s Emily Blunt as the lovable nanny who returns to the grown-up Banks kids, played by Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer.

It seems as though the weight of adulthood has taken its toll on the Banks, who now have kids of their own. It’s up to Mary to remind them that life can be full of magic, especially when there’s singing and dancing involved. And with Chicago director Rob Marshall at the helm, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda starring as Jack the Lamplighter, you better believe there’ll be plenty of both. In fact, the trailer doesn’t skimp on revealing many of the film’s big-ticket dance sequences, which, like the original, combine live action with animation. There’s an underwater sequence that looks absolutely breathtaking and dancing penguins appear to remind us that this is, indeed, the magical world of Disney that we’re in.

And while the film is clearly a star vehicle for Blunt, she’ll have plenty of help from some other very familiar faces, including none other than Blunt’s Devil Wears Prada co-star Meryl Streep, who stars as Mary’s cousin Topsy, Colin Firth as a banker, and Angela Lansbury as the Balloon Woman. Even Dick Van Dyke is back to reprise his role from the original, and as the trailer suggests, he hasn’t lost a step. This looks like a big, bold, feel-good musical that could make a lot of noise come awards season. We can’t wait.

Mary Poppins Returns flies into theatres December 19. Watch the trailer, below.

The Prada-Filled Style Evolution of Emily Blunt

One of her first major red carpet appearances, Blunt opted for a lace-trimmed pink frock at The Devil Wears Prada premiere in June 2006.

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Blunt opted for sheer, body-hugging white at the 2007 Golden Globes.

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The redhead opted for a one-shoulderd jade gown at the 2008 BAFTAs.

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A nude moment for the actress in 2009 at the Elle Women in Hollywood Tribute.

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Embracing metallics at the SAG Awards in 2009.

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Lovely in lavender at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

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At the 2010 Critics Choice Awards, Blunt opted for a short, armor-like dress.

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Blunt attended the 67th Annual Golden Globes Awards in a romantic confection of a dress.

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Embracing her love for bold hues, Blunt stunned in hot pink at the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors.

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Blunt opted for a dramatic, black and grey look at the 2011 Emmy Awards.

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At the 2007 BAFTAs, Blunt cinched a tiered, black beaded gown with a bright turquoise sash.

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All suited up at the 2011 premiere of Gnomeo And Juliet.

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Blunt stepped up her fashion game once again at the 2011 Critics Choice Awards.

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At the 2011 premiere of The Adjustment Bureau, Blunt stepped out in a blooming knee-length frock.

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Streamlined in a stunning tangerine gown at the Harper’s Bazaar Woman of the Year Awards.

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A golden goddess in Michael Kors Collection at the 2013 Golden Globes.

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Blunt went for tulle LBD at a 2013 benefit gala in NYC.

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A fashion risk–the formal crop-top–that paid off during the 2014 Dubai International Film Festival.

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A rose-covered Dolce & Gabbana moment at the 2014 premiere of Into The Woods.

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Chic in simple Calvin Klein at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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A playful daytime look at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Blunt donned a white, grecian Michael Kors Collection number at the 2015 Golden Globes.

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Blunt matched her sweet strapless dress with neon shoes at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Stunning in crimson red at the 2015 Critics Choice Awards.

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Blunt dressed in Prada, of course, at the 2015 MET Gala.

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Another Prada moment for the actress at the 2015 premiere of Sicario.

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A truly show-stopping fashion moment in Alexander McQueen at the premiere of The Girl on The Train in London.

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Blunt attended the 2016 Academy Awards pregnant and wearing Prada.

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Still pregnant and glowing, in Michael Kors, at the 2016 Met Gala.

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Another red carpet, another risk: this time in intricate, nude-colored Roberto Cavalli.

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