MARY POPPINS ANIMATED UMBRELLA
Designed by Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily
Hand-carved wooden Parrot Handle with glass eyes, on Fabric and Metal
Released in Fall 2006. Limited Edition. © Disney
Not an exact replica, per se, but awfully close. This is the third
model of Mary Poppins' magical umbrella that we produced, and this is
my favorite. Not cast from the original movie prop as our previous
umbrella replicas were, but carved by hand from wood and painted in
tinted stains, this parrot has the exciting feature of an animated
lower jaw. By pressing down on the spring-loaded lever in the handle,
the precocious parrot becomes an expialidocious puppet!
And of course, the umbrella portion will keep you dry as you walk rainy London avenues on your way to Uncle Albert's.