Disney's A Wrinkle in Time
This is an endorsement of A Wrinkle in Time on behalf of Walt Disney Studios
A few months ago, after re-reading A Wrinkle in Time and heading off to the theatre to see the movie, I wrote a blog post that praised the importance of both the original book and the movie for young adventurers.
This month Disney sent me a box of amazing A Wrinkle in Time treats to help promote the May 29 digital release date! This visually stunning movie is now available to watch at home, and the Disney team made sure that this proud book nerd enjoyed a very cozy experience.
Included in the box:
A plush A Wrinkle in Time embroidered blanket
A mug with Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who
A Wrinkle in Time booklight
A journal with an A Wrinkle in Time Quote
A movie-tie in copy of the original book, which includes color pictures from the movie
A digital code for downloading the movie
Just looking at this mug I feel like I can go and accomplish anything. Everyone should be able to start their day with Oprah, Reese, and Mindy. I love the "It was a dark and stormy night" quote in the inside of the mug, I find details like that to be utterly charming.
And Mia was immediately excited about the blanket. It started out as a cute way to take a photo and then her being mad when I dared to try and take her blanket away. I thought that a birthday cake popcorn from a local popcorn shop made the perfect pairing for this box of treats, and for movie night.
While I selfishly want to keep all these goodies for myself, the experience of this story, in book, but especially movie format, is really meant for younger audiences. Too many adults have been offering negative reviews of the movie because it didn't speak to them, to where they are in their lives now. I think it's refreshing to see a movie that's made specifically for a younger audience, and for an audience who needs to see themselves on screen.
With that in mind, I'm excited to be sharing some of these wonderful items (I can't let go of this mug okay?), and the world of A Wrinkle in Time with my 13 year-old niece. I was a little younger than her when I first read the Madeleine L'Engle books and I hope the book inspires the same kind of wonder in her that it did for me. And I hope that movie reinforces (she has an awesome mom who has already done so much to support and empower her) that loving one's self is every bit as important as the love you have for family friends, and that it has the power to help eradicate the darkness in the world.