In December 2018, the brand new Mary Poppins film - Mary Poppins Returns - will be hitting the big screen. It is the sequel to the original film and will be sure to be a huge family favourite when Christmas time comes.

The film returns to the world of 1964’s Mary Poppins, but with a new twist. The story takes place in London, right in the middle of the Great Depression. Michael, who we all knew as a child in Mary Poppins, is now an adult widower. He has three children of his own, and his sister Jane helps to take care of them. The family has still fallen on hard times, menaced by a ruthless bank manager played by Colin Firth.

It is then that Mary Poppins, played by Emily Blunt, comes into their lives; that’s where the adventure truly begins. The cast and characters of Mary Poppins Returns include Lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda); Topsy, Mary’s cousin (Meryl Streep); and Hollywood greats Angela Lansbury, as a balloon seller, and Dick van Dyke, returning as the bank chairman.

To tie in with the Oscars over the weekend, Disney has released a trailer so we can have a look at what's to come at the end of the year. Check it out!

Mary Poppins Returns will hit our screens on 25th December.