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- Mar 23, 2012
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Although it was almost constantly on the mind of Eisner in the early 90's to "cement" the image connection of Old and New Disney with a Walt-era sequel and validate the regime change--Erik_H said:Having recently read the biography of P.L. Travers ("Mary Poppins, She Wrote") I would like to offer a correction to the section describing the discussion of a "Poppins" sequel in the 1980s. The above mentions that Travers' daughter Pamela was involved in those negotiations with Disney. P.L. Travers did not have a daughter; she had an adopted son named Camillus (who died a few years ago). Travers herself participated in the sequel discussions; according to the biography, the Disney regime in place at that time decided not to move forward.
Problem is, back then, they (get this! ) didn't know what old Disney movies were open-ended enough to be sequelized, except for Fantasia, Mary Poppins and The Rescuers...You probably know what happened to the latter.
Even without Julie (and there were briefly rumors of getting a pre-Captain EO Michael Jackson to fill in as a Bert substitute), they were reportedly that close to going ahead on the project with Sarah Brightman, fresh off of Phantom of the Opera, and Robert Lindsay, fresh off of "Me and My Girl".
As usual, nothing eventually came of it.