A Wrinkle In Time

Madeleine L'Engle's award winning novel, "A Wrinkle In Time" has been brought to life in this magical Disney production, directed by John Kent Harrison. Meg Murray (Katie Stuart) hasn't been the same since her dad, astrophysicist Dr. Jack Murray (Chris Potter) disappeared without a trace. Though everyone has pretty much come to the conclusion that Dr. Murray is dead, Meg is convinced that he is out there somewhere. Meg's little brother has an equally difficult time dealing with the loss: 6 year old Charles Wallace (David Dorfman) refuses to speak in public. Both children become the subject of much taunting, making them feel alienated and utterly alone. One night, a strange visitor appears at the Murray residence. Ms. Whatsit (Alfre Woodard) comes to tell the children that she knows where their father is, and only they can save him. The night Meg and Charles Wallace were to be transported to their father's whereabouts, neighbout Calvin O'Keefe (Gregory Smith) had stopped by. Of course, this meant that he would be partaking in the adventure as well. The three children are swept away by Ms. Whatsit, who leads them to a distant planet controlled by an evil force. The children must learn to believe in themselves and each other in order to navigate through this fantasy world, and rescue Dr. Murray. Join Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin as they embark on a mystical adventure the whole family will enjoy.

Special Features:

– "A Conversation With Madeleine L'Engle" : A rare interview with the author of "A Wrinkle In Time". L'Engle speaks about her fascination with the notion of time and the philosophy of science. An interesting fact is that L'Engle didn't write the book for children per se, but for herself.
– "The Actors: Working The Wrinkle" : This segment takes a look at the production of the film. There was a particular interest giving this story a modern edge, so that kids today could relate to the characters.
– "Deleted Scenes" : Five scenes that didn't make the cut.

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