Mr. Dawes Sr.
In honor of Saving Mr. Banks being
released this week, this week we will be taking a look at Mr. Dawes
Sr, who can be seen in the 1964 Walt Disney classic 'Mary Poppins.'
He can also be seen in other merchandise such as books, and Disney
art. He is a one time only character and can't be found in any
television shows, video games, or anything else.
He lives in London, England and is
a Bank Director. His enemies include Michael, George, and Jane
Banks. His allies include all of the Disney villains.
Mr. Dawes Sr. is a very old man who
has white curly hair and a long white beard. He wears a black dress
coat, white dress undershirt, black pants, black shoes, a maroon
scarf, and he needs to use a cane to get around. He is very greedy,
power hungry, and clumsy.
He was played by the legendary
actor, Dick van Dyke who also played Bert in the film.
*FUN FACT* Dick van Dyke walked the studio lot pretending he was
an old man in the Mr. Dawes Sr. costume in a way to play pranks on
Mr. Dawes Sr. can't be found in
Disney parks around the world. I would love to see more 'Mary
Poppins' references put in Disney parks. This film deserves more
then what they have in the parks in my opinion. However, he can be
seen in the Broadway version of 'Mary Poppins.' The film, songs, and
characters were timeless, and I am really looking forward to seeing
'Saving Mr. Banks' in theaters on Friday night. I find the story of
P.L. Travers and Walt Disney extremely fascinating.