Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time

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“A Wrinkle in Time” opens nationwide on March 9, 2018.

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space,  examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself.

Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest.

Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.

Directed by Oscar® nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award® nominee

Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Emmy® nominee Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Michael Peňa as Red and introducing Storm Reid as Meg Murry, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium and Emmy nominee Chris Pine as Mr. Murry.

Produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield and Adam Borba serving as executive producers, the film also boasts an impressive creative team featuring some of the most talented and skilled craft persons working today, including: Tobias Schliessler, ASC as director of photography, Naomi Shohan as production designer, Oscar®-nominee Spencer Averick as film editor, two-time Academy Award®-nominee Paco Delgado as costume designer with music by Ramin Djawadi.

Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. 

Caillou’s Kitchen On DVD

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Caillou’s Kitchen

DVD Release Date: January 16, 2018
SRP: $12.99
Length: Approximately 65 minutes

Caillou’s Kitchen is available on DVD at Amazon and other retailers.

Produced by DHX Media, Caillou is designed for preschoolers and airs on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

Episodes of Caillou are also available for digital download.

Let’s get real for a minute.  Caillou is not my favorite.  Sometimes his whining grates on my nerves.  Of course, I’m not a huge fan of parent-less Max & Ruby (that concept confuses me a little) or SpongeBob Square Pants, either.  But I know little kids love the Caillou episodes.  He can be cute sometimes, when he’s not whiny, lol.  As much as I’m not crazy about him, I confess many an episode was watched in this house when the boys were preschool age.

Lovable 4-year-old Caillou has a boundless imagination that makes every experience an opportunity for fun and learning.  By sharing in his experiences, preschoolers learn how to take on life’s big adventures and are encouraged to explore the world around them.

And now sixteen of those adventures have been packed into a brand new DVD, Caillou’s Kitchen.  I’m thinking this may be a great one for y’all to stash in the car for that upcoming road trip. Just remember the headphones.

Episodes

Caillou’s Kitchen
Caillou Makes Cookies
Caillou’s Surprise Breakfast
Caillou Tidies His Toys
Caillou goes shopping
All You Can Eat
Sunday Brunch
Recipe For Fun
CaillouBecomes A Waiter
I Scream For Ice Cream!
Caillou’s Favorite Plate
Caillou’s Milk Run
Caillou’s Coins
Caillou the Timekeeper
Olive Muddle
Glitter Glitch

Synopsis

Caillou has adventures with food and makes some delicious messes in 16 fun-filled stories! Watch Caillou as he makes a surprise breakfast for Mom and Dad, helps Mom prepare a feast for guests, and creates a big, gooey mess trying to make some cookies. Caillou also learns all about being on his best behavior when at a fancy restaurant, plays dress-up with babysitter Julie as they take turns being waiters, and lots more!

DVD provided by PBS Distribution for this feature. 

Walt Disney Studios 2018 Slate Of Theatre Releases

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It’s finally here!!

The Walt Disney Studios 2018 slate of movies has been released!

Think ahead to plan birthday gifts or fun family matinees.  Pick up a shirt, toys (if for a child / children), and other movie specific items to include with the tickets (or theatre gift card) when gifting.  Also, be sure to check for free printable movie activities to create an activity pack (also great for road trips).

2018 Walt Disney Studios Movie Slate

February 16, 2018 – BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)
March 9, 2018 – A WRINKLE IN TIME (Walt Disney Studios)
May 4, 2018 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel Studios)
May 25, 2018 – SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (Lucasfilm)
June 15, 2018 – INCREDIBLES 2 (Disney / Pixar)
July 6, 2018 – ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (Marvel Studios)
August 3, 2018 – DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Walt Disney Studios)
November 2, 2018 –  THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (Walt Disney Studios)
November 21, 2018 – RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
December 25, 2018 – MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Walt Disney Studios)

Slate of upcoming movies provided by Walt Disney Studios.