First up: Lin-Manuel Miranda and company sing the rousing “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” which brings to mind the original film’s show-stopping “Step in Time,” with Dick Van Dyke and all those cutie-patootie little chimney sweeps. This time, though, its a bunch of lamplighters and instead of Dick Van Dyke’s (simply atrocious) cockney accent we have Lin-Manuel Miranda’s. An improvement? You judge.
Next up: Emily Post sings a wistful tune “The Place Where Lost Things Go.”
The Disney film, directed by Rob Marshall, arrives in movie theatre December 19. In addition to Blunt and Miranda, the cast includes Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, and original Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke.