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10 Things That Remind Us Why We Love 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

With some of the catchiest tunes, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was a classic movie of our childhood. From "Doll On a Music Box", to "Toot Sweets" this movie deserved more recognition than it got.  Dick Van Dyke was in his prime, riding on the high from Mary Poppins a few years previous, but Chitty Chitty Bang Bang didn't get the attention the Disney hit got. Released in 1968, we still continued to watch this movie into the 90s, because of its hilarity and light-hearted nature. Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about this movie:1. The book

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10 Things Dick Van Dyke Doesn't Even Know About Himself

Now over 90 years old, Dick Van Dyke has been a cultural icon for decades. He still hasn't retired but the longtime Hollywood standout has definitely slowed down in recent years. Long gone are the days of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Mary Poppins, so let's take a look back at some things you would have never known about this legend.1. He was a ridiculously tall child.He was already over six feet tall before he turned 12. He wrote about being 6'1" by the time he was 11 in his book, Those Funny Kids: A Treasury of

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What Went On Behind The Scenes Of "Mary Poppins" Will Leave You Smiling For The Rest Of The Day

Mary Poppins is one of those classic movies that has transcended generations. It doesn't matter that the movie came out all the way back in 1964. Walt Disney PicturesThe movie is just so iconic and fun that kids love it no matter when they were born. They are even making a sequel to it starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda. Walt Disney PicturesBecause the original is such a classic, it's fun to imagine that Julie Andrews really has a flying umbrella and Dick Van Dyke really did love dancing on roof tops. The truth is, a lot of work went

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Dick Van Dyke Returning To 'Mary Poppins' Revival

This is the best Christmas gift I could have asked for. Legendary Dick Van Dyke confirmed he will be returning to his singing and dancing shoes for the new Mary Poppins revival! The movie isn't set to come out until Christmas Day 2018, but it's already got an incredible star-studded cast. Emily Blunt will be playing Mary Poppins, and will be joined by Meryl Streep, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Angela Lansbury and Colin Firth.Now, it's not going to be a total remake so don't get too worried. The movie is called Mary Poppins Returns and will take place 30 years in

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Dick Van Dyke Singing "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" Will Make You Relive Your Childhood

Dick Van Dyke is a true gift. His talents, both musically and acting, are some of the best of our generation. From Mary Poppins to The Dick Van Dyke Show to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Van Dyke has inspired so many people. Even though he's turning 91 this year, it doesn't look like Van Dyke has any intentions of stopping. He currently performs with his barbershop quarter, The Vantastix, who have an album out called "Put on a Happy Face.' Dick himself has a new book out right now called "Keep Moving" which we're sure is filled with wonderful