Dose of Disney Men: Bert
Who doesn’t love this chimney sweep? Like many of you, I grew up with Bert, as Mary Poppins was a family favorite. I remember how I giggled when he danced with the penguins, laughed til I cried at some of his jokes, and loved how good and kind he was to all around him.
While Mary Poppins is the star of the film, Bert is the real MVP.
Bert is the one who drew the chalk picture for Jane, Michael and the rest of the gang to later jump into and play in. He also encourages Mary to take the kids on an adventure into his sidewalk chalk picture. This shows how he not only is an artist, but an artist with a true sense of adventure and imagination.
Bert also isn’t afraid to laugh, even after being scolded by Mary on several occasions (lol). For example, when Jane and Michael meet Uncle Albert and laugh themselves into the air.
Even though she’s sometimes reluctant to use her magic, Bert encourages Mary to in order to help and entertain the Banks’ children. This shows us that he wants the children to learn, grow, but also enjoy being children!
Later in the film, it’s Bert who talks to Mr. Banks to help him come to the realization that he’s been neglecting his young children and focusing too much on work and trivial things. It truly is thanks to their conversation, Mr. Banks becomes a better father and husband.
Yeah, Bert did that. Not Mary. Just sayin (I still love Mary ya’ll, don’t you worry).
Towards the end of the film is one of my favorite scenes, and Bert is the one who instigates that adventure. He takes Mary and the children up to the rooftops to admire London from above: “There’s the whole world at your feet. And who gets to see it but the birds, the stars, and the chimney sweeps.”
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