I’m Going to LA for the Mary Poppins Returns Red Carpet Premiere

Posted on: November 26th, 2018 by

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!

 

Mary Poppins Returns press junket

 

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.

 

Disney Mary Poppins Returns movie image with words

 

About the Mary Poppins Returns movie

MARY POPPINS RETURNS stars Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure; Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
Mary Poppins Returns Movie Image of Mary Poppins

Photo Credit Walt Disney Studios

 

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.

 

ABC 25 Days of Christmas

 

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.

 

DAKOTA LOTUS, ALBERT TSAI, PAXTON BOOTH, OLIVIA SANABIA, RUBY ROSE TURNER, REECE CADDELL

COOP & CAMI ASK THE WORLD – “Would You Wrather Get a Moose Angry” – The kids work together to try and make Jenna’s wish of a classic Wrather Christmas come true but a major snowstorm and a disgruntled moose disrupt their Holiday. This episode of “Coop & Cami Ask The World” airs Friday, December 7 (8:30 P.M. ET/PT) on Disney Channel. (Disney Channel/Eric McCandless)
DAKOTA LOTUS, ALBERT TSAI, PAXTON BOOTH, OLIVIA SANABIA, RUBY ROSE TURNER, REECE CADDELL

 

 

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”)

 

RUBY ROSE TURNER, DAKOTA LOTUS, PAXTON BOOTH, REBECCA METZ, ALBERT TSAI, OLIVIA SANABIA

COOP AND CAMI ASK THE WORLD – “Pilot” – Dakota Lotus and Ruby Rose Turner lead the ensemble cast of “Coop and Cami Ask the World,” a live-action comedy series about Cooper and Cameron Wrather, two middle-school siblings who make nearly all of their decisions, both mundane and madcap, by crowdsourcing opinions from the millions of followers of Cooper’s online channel, Would You Wrather. (Disney Channel/Eric McCandless)
RUBY ROSE TURNER, DAKOTA LOTUS, PAXTON BOOTH, REBECCA METZ, ALBERT TSAI, OLIVIA SANABIA

 

  • Q&A ABC talent Carter Oosterhouse (judge & host on “The Great Christmas Light Fight”)

 

CARTER OOSTERHOUSE, TANIYA NAYAK

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” stars Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

 

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.

 

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – As part of ABC’s “25 Days of Christmas,” “The Great Christmas Light Fight” ignites Season 6 with two new episodes, MONDAY, NOV. 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Byron Cohen)

 

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.

 

ANTHONY "SPICE" ADAMS, PAUL HOLLYWOOD, EMMA BUNTON, SHERRY YARD

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – Back for a fourth season on The ABC Television Network, “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,” based on the hit U.K. series “The Great British Bake Off,” returns THURSDAY, DEC. 6 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST). (ABC/Mark Bourdillion)
ANTHONY “SPICE” ADAMS, PAUL HOLLYWOOD, EMMA BUNTON, SHERRY YARD

 

Make a difference with Disney|ABC Television by helping them in their goal to donate #25TonsofToys to Toys for Tots

This holiday season, Disney|ABC Television are teaming up with Disney store, ShopDisney.com and Toys for Tots. Fans and families can celebrate 25 Days of Christmas by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy at a U.S. Disney store or on ShopDisney.com until December 15th and Disney store will contribute $5 per toy to Toys for Tots, up to $1 Million! Post a selfie with your toy on social media using the hashtag #25TonsOfToys

 

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.

Toys for Toys toy donation

I’m making room in my suitcase to pack these donations for Toys for Tots #25TonsOfToys

 

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Mary Poppins Returns press junket

 

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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