Bert and Mary, together again! It was a joyous reunion for “Mary Poppins” costars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke when they met up on the red carpet of the “Saving Mr. Banks” premiere, nearly 50 years after the release of their famous musical.
Andrews, who played flying nanny Mary Poppins, and Van Dyke, who played the ever-cheerful chimney sweep Bert in the Disney classic, were seen catching up on the red carpet of the new film, based on the story of "Mary Poppin's" journey to the big screen.
And though neither Andrews nor Van Dyke appear in the film, they were on-hand to support the movie's cast, which includes Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as “Poppins” author P.L. Travers. At one point during the night, the whole cast, along with Andrews and Van Dyke, even joined in for a spontaneous rendition of “Let’s Go Fly A Kite,” which serves as the finale song in the film.
Andrews recently spoke to TODAY’S Matt Lauer about the impending 50th anniversary of the movie’s release in 2014. "It's mind boggling. I cannot believe it's been 50 years since then. I've lost about 20 years somewhere,” she said. "You always set a bar for yourself that's high. People are so lovely and you want to give them pleasure. You do the best you can. You hope that any movie you do is something people will enjoy and love to see."
"Saving Mr. Banks" is set to open December 20.