For Disney, she also played Queen Clarisse Renaldi in The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. She later portrayed the Narrator in Enchanted and also posed as the Blue Fairy in "Where Magic Begins" in the Disney Dream Portrait Series. Additionally, she guest-starred in The Muppet Show and was mentioned in the Liv & Maddie episode "Sing it Live!!!-a-Rooney".
- Her portrayal of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music became the inspiration for Disney character Belle.
- Her role as Mary Poppins from the film of the same name was spoofed by Genie in the TV series Aladdin.
- She also provided the whistling for the audio animatronic bird in the song "A Spoonful of Sugar".
- Walt Disney chose her for the role of Mary Poppins for her ability to whistle.
- She was considered the role as Miss Eglantine Price in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, along with other several actresses that were considered, but the role was later given to Angela Lansbury.
- Victoria Summer portrayed her in Saving Mr. Banks.