Thank you, Walt Disney Studios, Disney, ABC, and Freeform for inviting me to attend the press junket for Mary Poppins Returns and holiday programming for Freeform and the Disney Channel in LA.
I can not believe it. If ever there was a trip to get me extra excited for the holidays this is it! There is just something about Mary Poppins that brings me joy. Maybe it’s the memories of growing up watching Mary Poppins with my own babysitter/nanny. Maybe it’s the songs you can’t help but sing along with. Maybe it’s the message of the movie to not take everything so seriously, but to just have fun. Whatever it is, Mary Poppins brings a message we need during the holiday season. We get so caught up in all the prep work for the holidays, especially us moms, that sometimes we forget to slow down and enjoy all those moments. From the looks of the trailer, Mary Poppins will remind us of this message in Mary Poppins Returns and I can not wait!
Just days from now I’ll be headed back to Los Angeles and I’ll get to walk the red carpet AGAIN! My first was the red carpet premiere for Coco. (Read my Coco stories here.) Like all Disney press junkets I will be kept very busy with interviews, screenings, etc … but it’s also a very special time. I know how fortunate I am to have these experiences and I will treasure every moment. Take a look at what Disney, ABC, and Freeform have planned and let me know what you think in the comments below.
About the Mary Poppins Returns movie
Things I’ll be doing during my Disney press trip to Los Angeles
5 Activities during the Mary Poppins Returns Press Junket and Red Carpet Premiere
- I’ll be watching the Mary Poppins Returns movie, not once but twice. The first time we’ll see it at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wednesday night. Then, we’ll spend 30 minutes after the movie with a question and answer session (Q&A) with cast and filmmakers. We’ll see the newest Mary Poppins movie Thursday night at the The Dolby Theatre for the red carpet premiere. Have you seen the Mary Poppins Return movie trailer? You can watch the newest one below.
- I will be part of group interviews with talent associated with Mary Poppins Returns. Take a look at who we’ll have a chance to ask questions of and let me know what you want me to ask them.
- Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins”)
- Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Jack”)
- Ben Whishaw (“Michael Banks”)
- Emily Mortimer (“Jane Banks”)
- Pixie Davies (“Anabel Banks”)
- Joel Dawson (“Georgie Banks”)
- Director Rob Marshall
- Songwriters Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
- I’ll take part in special Mary Poppins Returns press junket activities. While I don’t know exactly what I’ll see, I predict it will be like other Disney press junkets I’ve attended. We’ll take photos with special backdrops, see the costumes upclose, participate in virtual reality experiences, and learn what merchandise will be available this holiday season.
- I’ll mix and mingle with the talent, celebrities, and my fellow bloggers at the Mary Poppins Returns premiere party after the movie.
I’ll start celebrating ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas with these 4 joyful activities.
- Screen Disney Channel’s holiday-themed episode of Coop and Cami Ask the World entitled, “Would you Wrather Get a Moose Angry”
- Premieres Friday, December 7 on Disney Channel. This episode of Coop and Cami will also be available on the DisneyNOW app.
- The kids work together to try and make Jenna’s wish of a classic Wrather Christmas come true, but a major snow storm and a disgruntled moose disrupt their holiday plans.
New to Coop and Cami Ask the World like me? Take a look at the theme song for the Disney Channel show to learn more about Coop and Cami Ask the World.
- Q&A and photo opportunities with Disney Channel talent Dakota Lotus, Ruby Rose Turner, Albert Tsai and Paxton Booth (all from “Coop and Cami Ask the World”)
- Q&A ABC talent Carter Oosterhouse (judge & host on “The Great Christmas Light Fight”)
The Great Christmas Light Fight ignites Season 6 with two new episodes, Monday, November 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Produced by Fremantle, the immensely popular series features returning celebrity judges Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak.
Here’s a teaser for Season 6 of the The Great Christmas Light Fight.
- Q&A with Sherry Yard (judge on “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition”)
The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition Season 4 premieres Thursday, December 6 on ABC at 9|8c with a two-hour episode; also available streaming and on demand after premiere.
Make a difference with Disney|ABC Television by helping them in their goal to donate #25TonsofToys to Toys for Tots
I’m looking forward to bringing new, unwrapped toys to hand off directly to U.S. Marines who will be there to accept donations on behalf of the Toys for Tots campaign. My thanks to these toys companies who have partnered with me to bring toys for this year’s Toy for Tots campaign.
- From Set Enterprises the Quiddler card game
- From ThinkFun the Cat Crimes game
- From WonderForge the Incredibles game, Save the Day Game
- From WonderForge Big Money
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