Angela Lansbury is returning to the Disney landscape. The veteran Broadway actress is set to join the upcoming Disney movie, "Mary Poppins Returns." The news was just announced this morning directly from Disney studios. Not much is known about her character at this point. Along with Lansbury, the film will star Meryl Streep, Lin Manuel Miranda, and Emily Blunt as the title character. The sequel is set to be released in December of 2018. The film is currently being made in London, where the story will take place.

'Mary Poppins' legacy

The upcoming Disney movie is considered a sequel to the classic movie, "Mary Poppins." The movie was released in 1964 and was based on the best-selling series written by P.L.

Travers. It starred Julie Andrews as the title character. Rounding out the cast was Dick Van Dyke as the lovable chimney sweep, Bert. Dick Van Dyke, star of the "Dick Van Dyke Show," is also set to appear in the sequel. Like the original movie, this sequel will be based on a novel written by P.L. Travers. Mary Poppins is a popular topic for Disney Movies. In 2012, to celebrate the film's 50th anniversary, the movie "Saving Mr. Banks" was released. It centered around the making of the 1964 "Mary Poppins" film.

Who is Angela Lansbury?

Angela Lansbury is no stranger to Disney movies and musicals. The British actress played the female lead in the popular Disney movie, "Bedknobs and Broomsticks," which was released in 1971.

She also provided the voice of Mrs. Potts in the classic animated film, "Beauty and the Beast." Perhaps she is most known for her roles on the stage. Lansbury has a lot of experience on Broadway. She has even won five Tony Awards for her performances, one of the biggest wins for any Broadway actress.

She is most known for her starring role on the show "Murder, She Wrote." She played the lead role of mystery writer and detective Jessica Fletcher. The show ran from 1984 until 1996. She has even won an honorary Academy Award. Disney fans will be happy to welcome her back into the family.