ABC'S DECEMBER 12 FORECAST IS "PRACTICALLY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY""'THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY' PRESENTED BY TARGET BRINGS YOU 'MARY POPPINS'" "'The Wonderful World of Disney' Presented by Target Brings You 'Mary Poppins'" airs SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. This holiday event marks the first network-television broadcast of "Mary Poppins" in 13 years.Set in Edwardian London, the film features no-nonsense nanny Mary Poppins, who flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children of the wealthy and strict Banks family, Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber). With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny sets off on a series of fantastic adventures with Bert and the children, and teaches their parents some lessons about love along the way.Disney's beloved classic received a total of 13 Academy Award(R) nominations, including Best Picture, and won five, including Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"), Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Music Score.The movie features many classic songs, including "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Jolly Holiday," Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Feed the Birds," "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Let's Go Fly a Kite."Released in 1964, "Mary Poppins" combines live-action and animation, and in 2013 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
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