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16 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Things You Never Knew About ‘Mary Poppins’

2. The songwriters worked for years before actually getting the book rights

Brothers Robert and Richard Sherman were working as songwriters for Walt Disney Studios at the time, and they began the process of composing music for the film before they even realized that Disney did not own the full rights to the book. Two and half years went by until P.L. finally sold the rights in 1961, on the condition that she would get script approval.

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