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Katie Nanna is a minor antagonist in Mary Poppins.

Background

At the beginning of the film, Katie Nanna is the nanny to Jane and Michael Banks. Just before the film begins, she had apparently taken them on an outing to the park, and they had, in her words, run away from her. They apparently had a history of misbehavior, as they had run away 3 times in just that week, and she had grown fed up with it.

Katie Nanna does not appear after the opening of the film, but she is referenced during the initial search for a new nanny, where some of her background is revealed. When George and Winifred Banks discuss her failure, it is revealed that she was the last of six nannies hired over a course of four months, and that none of them had succeeded. Winifred had hired her, due to her solemn and cross appearance, which led Winifred to believe that she would be firm with the children.

Role in the film

As the film opens, she has packed her things and is preparing to leave, as she has chosen to resign. The Banks' cook, Mrs. Brill, and maid, Ellen, are shown to have differing opinions on the impending resignation. While Mrs. Brill is happy to see her leave, Ellen attempts to convince her to stay, as Ellen is usually tasked with child care in the absence of a nanny.

However, Katie Nanna's departure is delayed by the return of Winifred. While she sings her introductory song, "Sister Suffragette", Katie Nanna attempts to inform her of her coming departure. Winifred finally asks her where the children are. When she informs her that they have gone missing, Winifred scolds her for allowing it to happen as it was the fourth time that week. She then asks Winifred for her wages, as she has chosen to resign rather than deal with the badly behaved children. Winifred tries to convince her to stay, citing that Mr. Banks had just gotten used to her. Nothing can convince her, and so she leaves, running into George as she enters her taxi. She isn't seen again for the rest of the film.

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Films: Mary Poppins | Mary Poppins Returns | The Cat That Looked at a King | Video
Music: Soundtrack | Musical
Books: Big Golden Book | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks
Garden of the Twelve Friends | The Great Movie Ride

Entertainment: Disney's Believe | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disneyland Forever
Restaurants: Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
Parade: Disney Cinema Parade | Disney Magic on Parade | Disney On Parade 100 Years of Magic | Disney Stars 'n' Cars | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade

Characters
Mary Poppins | Bert | George Banks | Winifred Banks | Jane Banks | Michael Banks | Penguin Waiters | Fox | Admiral Boom and Mr. Binnacle | Uncle Albert | Mr. Dawes Sr. | Katie Nanna | Mrs. Brill | Ellen | Mr. Dawes Jr. | Constable Jones | Bird Woman | Andrew | The Pearly Band
Locations
London | Nursery
Songs

Film: Sister Suffragette | The Life I Lead | The Perfect Nanny | A Spoonful of Sugar | Jolly Holiday | Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious | Star Awake | I Love to Laugh | Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag) | Fidelity Fiduciary Bank | Chim Chim Cher-ee | Step in Time | A Man Has Dreams | Let's Go Fly a Kite
Musical: A British Bank | Temper, Temper | Practically Perfect | Anything Can Happen
Deleted Songs: The Chimpanzoo | The Right Side | The Land of Sand | Admiral Boom | Mary Poppins' Melody | You Think, You Blink | Through The Eyes of Love | West Wind | Tiki Town | The North Pole Polka

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