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Mary Poppins Umbrella

MARY POPPINS ANIMATED UMBRELLA

Designed by Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

 

Hand-carved wooden Parrot Handle with glass eyes, on Fabric and Metal Umbrella.

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.

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Taken on November 23, 2007