Mary Poppins sebelum ini pernah difilemkan pada tahun 1964 dan dalam bentuk animasi. Mary Poppins Returns dicalonkan dalam beberapa anugerah di Golden Globe Awards, American Film Institute, Annie Awards dan Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
A respectable figure among film-makers, Dato’ Kamil Othman was the Director-General of National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) for two years. However, his tenure ended quietly and abruptly. Now with a new government, many artists are optimistic about what lies beyond the horizon – and some feel that optimism includes reinstating Dato’ Kamil Othman into a position of leadership.
There’s something very different in the air. Malaysia’s eternal summer has begun to feel like spring, and it’s infected everyone with optimism and light. After the 9th of May, the apathy you could feel come off the city streets have begun to be replaced by a sense of hope. It isn’t just the end the end of a 61-year ruling party that has tirelessly censored, imprisoned and stolen from us. It’s the start of a new arts industry.