Mary Poppins Returns trailer flies in with old-fashioned animation

Modern digital effects provide an echo of the original movie's traditional animated style in this sequel starring Emily Blunt.

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Supercalifragilistic nanny Mary Poppins is back in a new trailer showing how Disney's sequel marries cutting-edge digital effects with the original movie's traditional animation .

Emily Blunt stars as the magical nanny in Mary Poppins Returns, also featuring Ben Whishaw, Lin-Manuel Miranda and one of the stars of the original film, Dick Van Dyke.

Like the 1964 movie, the long-awaited sequel combines live-action actors with animated characters and settings. The CG is deliberately stylized to look like the old-school animation of the first film.

Mary Poppins Returns in December.