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Disney's A Wrinkle In Time Comes to Blu-ray Plus Activity Sheets #WrinkleInTime #Sponsored #DisneySMMC

5/31/18
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Just in time for summer break, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” from acclaimed director Ava DuVernay, comes home May 29 on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere and June 5 on Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD™, DVD and On-Demand

The stunning story of an ordinary girl’s extraordinary adventure through time and space offers exhilarating entertainment and positive messages for the whole family—encouraging self-confidence, inclusion and pushing imagination to the next level.

Families who bring home “A Wrinkle in Time” will go behind the scenes to meet the talented crafts persons, actors and filmmakers who brought to life every spectacular detail of this triumphant tale. Bonus material includes an extended featurette providing inside access to the A-list cast and crew; insightful audio commentary from director Ava DuVernay and team; deleted scenes; bloopers; and two music videos, including “I Believe” performed by GRAMMY®-nominated music mogul DJ Khaled and featuring GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Demi Lovato.

More than 50 years after Madeleine L’Engle’s young adult novel “A Wrinkle in Time” was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal, the big-screen retelling of this timeless classic takes audiences on a transformative journey, exquisitely illustrated through jaw-dropping visual effects, a stirring musical score and diverse, star-studded cast. Three celestial guides, Mrs. Which (two-time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling), come to Earth to share their wisdom and love with struggling eighth-grader Meg Murry (Storm Reid) as she journeys across dimensions with classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) and younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) in search of her father (Chris Pine), a world-renowned physicist who mysteriously disappeared four years ago.

As fantastical as the film’s premise and imagery may seem, “A Wrinkle in Time” centers on a universal human need that feels particularly relevant and relatable today. “This is a story about belonging,” says DuVernay. “It’s about a girl who just doesn’t feel strong in her mind, body and spirit. But through this epic journey, she finds her strength and learns that the center of the universe starts inside her. It’s about Meg feeling like she belongs in the universe and has a mighty part to play… as do we all.”

Bonus features include**:


BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:


·                  A Journey Through TimeTake an up-close look at the making of this magnificent movie with Director Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, and the cast and crew.


·                  Deleted Scenes (with optional director audio commentary)


o    Ant on a String


o    Aunt Beast


o    Meg Learns About Calvin’s Dad


o    Papergirl


·                  Audio Commentary


o    Director Ava DuVernay


o    Producer Jim Whitaker


o    Co-Screenwriter Jennifer Lee


o    Production designer Naomi Shohan


o    First assistant director Michael Moore


o    Editor Spencer Averick


o    VFX supervisor Rich McBride


·         Bloopers


·                  Original Songs/Music Videos



o   “Warrior” performed by Chloe x Halle



Books that are made into movies can be very tricky, since we have a picture in our mind of the characters and places that a film doesn't always get "right."  I read the book when I was probably in fourth grade, but I don't remember all the details.  So I can't really compare the book to the film.

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Disney's A Wrinkle In Time


Disney brings its own spin to A Wrinkle In Time.  The visuals are colorful and draw you in.  The plot line seems pretty basic:  a girl named Meg, along with her brother and a friend from school, go on a journey to find Meg's astrophysicist dad who disappeared.  Along that journey, Meg is helped by three celestial guides who help her begin to see herself the way they see her, and find her strengths.

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I enjoyed the three celestial guides played by Oprah Winfrey, Reece Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.  They were quirky and Reece's character Mrs. Whatsit made me laugh.  

Somewhere in the plot line I got lost a bit.  There were some things that happened that didn't seem to make any sense, and probably had some meaning, but I just didn't get what that was.  Perhaps there are some things that were explained a bit better in the book that the movie just didn't have time for in its time constraints.  


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Disney's A Wrinkle In Time

The themes in the film are pretty clear, however.  I don't want to give any thing away, but it deals with bullying, self-discovery, tween crushes, love, family bonds, and courage.    The film will spark good conversations with your kids, and hopefully an interest in reading the book.

I'd recommend this for ages 10+ to really grasp the message and keep kids' attention.  I am looking forward to reading the book with my daughter in a few years!






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  1. This sounds like a marvelous movie that should be viewed by young and old alike. I may go and try to find the book that this movie was based upon--it sounds like a winner as well!

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