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Lin-Manuel Miranda flies a kite in 'Mary Poppins' trailer

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Karen Butler
Actor and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda can now be seen in the trailer for Mary Poppins Returns. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Actor and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda can now be seen in the trailer for "Mary Poppins Returns." File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

March 4 (UPI) -- Disney released a trailer for its upcoming family movie Mary Poppins Returns during Sunday's ABC broadcast of the Oscars ceremony.

The 90-second clip shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays London street lamplighter Jack, riding a bicycle as a storm approaches and the wind starts to blow leaves and a kite around town.

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A little boy picks the kite up and Miranda's character helps him fly it.

As they look up at the sky, the clouds part and the figure of Mary Poppins -- played by Emily Blunt -- begins to magically descend.

She is later seen in a house, admiring herself in a mirror.

"Mary Poppins, it is wonderful to see you," says Michael Banks, played by Ben Whishaw.

"Yes, it is. Isn't it?" Mary replies.

The film is set for a Christmas release. It was directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by David Magee and screen story by Magee, Marshall and John DeLuca based upon The Mary Poppins Stories by P.L. Travers.

The sequel to 1964's Mary Poppins features Blunt "as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure."

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The ensemble also includes Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke. Van Dyke co-starred with Julie Andrews in the original Mary Poppins.

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