We all know Disney is responsible for everything even close to magic in this world -- they don't call Magic Kingdom the "Most Magical Place on Earth" for nothing. Between their films and love for all things wondrous, Disney can turn even the hardest skeptics into believers.
And that rings true for "Mary Poppins Returns," Disney's latest dip into retellings, reboots and remakes. Starring Emily Blunt, the film garnered four Golden Globe nominations and is expected to receive just as many, if not more, Oscar nods. It's a similar tale to the 1964 Julie Andrews classic, but now the Banks children are all grown up with kids of their own -- that's where Blunt's Poppins comes in.
"How did she do that?" Anabel Banks (Pixie Davies) inquires, in the way of any child raised in a normal reality.
Anybody would assume it was due to some kind of special effect or CGI, because this is Disney and their resources are as endless as Mary Poppins's purse. And while the aquatic friends sure were, a new clip, courtesy of Twitter account Disney and More, shows no effects here -- just a bathtub with no bottom and a slide.
And, of course, Blunt's ability to (probably) nail a scene in one take.
I mean, she had to, right? When I say there were no effects in this one clip, I mean it -- that bubble bath was as sudsy and wet as you'd think. Then again, it looked pretty fun; maybe that was just how she preferred to end every day of shooting until they got the right shot.
In an interview, though, Blunt admitted she only tackled the slide twice (while the kids, she claimed, went down about 20 times) and described how director Rob Marshall was insistent on making their set interactive and practical. They definitely achieved that, and she shared how the children (Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson) thought it was the "best thing ever."
"But it was a drop, I'm going to tell you," she said. "It was fast and steep!...And before I knew it, I was going in backwards."
Disney and More is full of behind-the-scenes clips from our favorite exciting films, and you can see more on "Mary Poppins Returns" here -- just don't ruin the magic for anyone!