Disney Plus: 30 best movies to watch on launch day

FROZEN -When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (Disney)ELSA
FROZEN -When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (Disney)ELSA /
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MARY POPPINS – “Mary Poppins,” for which Julie Andrews won the Oscar as Best Actress in a Leading Role for her feature film debut, airs on ABC. (Disney)JULIE ANDREWS
MARY POPPINS – “Mary Poppins,” for which Julie Andrews won the Oscar as Best Actress in a Leading Role for her feature film debut, airs on ABC. (Disney)JULIE ANDREWS /

12. Mary Poppins

Who doesn’t like Mary Poppins? She is the ultimate nanny who makes you clean up your room but makes it fun with a song and maybe a spoonful of sugar. And just to be clear, the original film that will be coming to Disney Plus in November, not the new movie with Emily Blunt.

The movie begins with Mary Poppins coming to London and getting a job as the Nanny for the Banks children, Jane and Michael. Their parents neglect them and they repeatedly run away from home.

She starts off by helping the children magically clean up their nursery by simply snapping her fingers and then they take a walk in the park. Once there, they meet the chimney sweep/street artist, Bert, who is creating a picture on the sidewalk. Mary transports her, the kids, and Bert into the picture and they have fun, sing songs, and meet animated creatures. But once it starts raining, she must snap them back to reality.

The next day, after laughing and having fun, their father becomes angered by how happy the household is (yikes). In response, he threatens to fire Mary, but she tricks him into taking the children to his job the following day.

But when they make it to the bank, one of their father’s co-workers grabs the coin Michael had and when Michael demands it back,  everyone else in the bank demands their money as well. After starting the chaos, Jane and Michael run away and get lost in the East End where they run into Bert who takes them home. Before he leaves, he reprimands Mr. Banks to spend more time with his kids.

This starts the change of Mr. Banks who begins to have fun and lighten up a bit. That’s when the wind changes meaning Mary Poppins must leave.

If you haven’t seen this film, please give it a watch. It’s totally worth it! The songs alone make it worth checking out. Julie Andrews plays Mary Poppins and her voice is extraordinary. It’s fun and sweet, and joyful and don’t we all need a little more of that in our lives?