Mary Poppins is the title character and protagonist of Disney's 1964 musical, hybrid (live-action/animated) film Mary Poppins. She is a nanny who uses her magical powers to help the Banks family. Since her debut, Mary has become one of Disney's most iconic and endearing characters. She has become a regular face in pop culture, receiving many parodies. She is notable for being one of the few live-action Disney characters to gain the critical acclaim of icons such as Mickey Mouse and Tinker Bell.