8. Even with updated visual effects, the movie honors 2D animation.
In an updated “Jolly Holiday” scene, Mary Poppins, Jack and the young Banks children jump into a fantasy carnival scene with cartoon animals. And while animators do an excellent job showing off advances in visual effects, they don’t overdo it here. This realm is spectacularly colorful, but it’s also in the two-dimensional animation style Disney has mostly moved away from.
While the rest of the movie’s visual effects are amazingly realistic, these stand out because they remind viewers not to take the art for granted.