|Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’|
Director Rob Marshall discusses how a scene, which combines live action and hand-drawn animation in the new Mary Poppins Returns, came to be.
Fascinating all the thinking that went into layering the 2-D animation, even down to how the clothing was painted to be a part of the scene.
From The New York Times‘ Anatomy of a Scene series:
The Banks children go on adventure that takes them inside of a ceramic bowl and into an animated countryside, in this fanciful scene from the new Disney sequel “Mary Poppins Returns.” The film’s director Rob Marshall narrates a closer look at the sequence, which features Emily Blunt as the titular nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda as the lamplighter friend of the family, Jack. Here, Marshall discusses how animators were brought out of retirement to work on the 2-D animation.