Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time

“Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time” is a fantasy adventure film released in 2018, based on the classic 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The film is directed by Ava DuVernay and features an ensemble cast, including Storm Reid as the protagonist, Meg Murry, alongside Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Chris Pine.

The story revolves around Meg Murry, a young girl whose father, Dr. Alex Murry, a renowned scientist, goes missing after conducting experiments with time travel and space exploration. Meg, her younger brother Charles Wallace, and her schoolmate Calvin O’Keefe embark on a thrilling journey through the cosmos to find her father.

Guided by three celestial beings – Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Whatsit – who possess magical powers and can “tesser” or travel through time and space, the children journey to distant planets and encounter various challenges and adversities.

The film explores themes of self-discovery, inner strength, and the power of love and resilience. Meg, who initially struggles with self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy, learns to embrace her uniqueness and harness the power of love to save her father and the universe from an evil force known as “The It.”

“A Wrinkle in Time” celebrates diversity and inclusivity, empowering young audiences to believe in themselves and face their fears with courage. The film’s visually stunning scenes and imaginative landscapes captivate viewers, creating a vibrant and magical world.

While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it was praised for its bold vision, captivating visuals, and the strong performances of the cast, particularly Storm Reid as Meg. The film’s message of hope and the importance of embracing individuality struck a chord with many audiences.

Though “A Wrinkle in Time” did not perform as well at the box office as anticipated, it remains a significant Disney release for its commitment to telling a diverse and empowering story. The film’s positive messages and exploration of the human spirit make it a valuable addition to Disney’s repertoire of family-friendly films.

Fun Facts

  • The movie was based on the 1962 Madeleine L’Engle book of the same name.
  • A Wrinkle in Time was the first live-action movie release with a >$100 million budget that was directed by a woman of color (Ava DuVernay)
  • A Wrinkle in Time was written by the same person that wrote Frozen.
  • The movie did not cover its reported production and marketing budget of around $250 million ($129 million at the box office) and has been labeled by some in the industry as a rare Disney ‘flop.’

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 2018
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $129 million
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  • Director: Ava DuVernay
  • Producers: Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand
  • Screenplay by: Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell

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