Monday, December 14, 2020

Important Lessons about #SelfLove and Embracing Differences in Upside Down Magic from #Disney #entertainment #upsidedownmagic #spon #UDM

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'Tis the season to be jolly...the holiday season brings a bit of magic to the season, a spark of joy and a dash of fun! Disney continues to add to the joy with their DVD release of Upside Down Magic with exclusive bonus content. Looking for a great stocking stuffer for the kids? This movie is rated "TV PG" and will be a great pick!
When 13-year-old Nory discovers she can flux into animals and best pal Reina can manipulate flames, they enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies. But Nory’s wonky magic and tendency for turning into a “Dritten”—a half-kitten, half-dragon—lands her in a class for those with unconventional powers, and she and her classmates must prove that their upside-down magic beats right-side up! 
Disney's Upside Down Magic Review and Giveaway
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The movie is based on the novel "Upside-Down Magic" by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Miracle and Emily Jenkins and features Izabela Rose as Nory Boxwood Horace; Siena Agudong as Reina Carvajal; Kyle Howard as Budd Skriff; Max Torina as Andres Padillo; Elie Samouhi as Elliot Cohen; Alison Fernandez as Pepper Paloma; Vicki Lewis as Headmaster Knightslinger; Yasmeen Fletcher as Chandra; Callum Seagram Airlie as Phillip; Cynthia McWilliams as Professor Argon; Elaine Hao as Professor Han; Amitai Marmorstein as Professor Lewis. 

Bonus Materials:
-Bloopers and 5 deleted scenes (DVD Exclusive) 
-2 Music Videos 

Run Time: 90 minutes
Check out the trailer:

This movie is certainly geared towards the younger crowd and tweens. My preschooler quite enjoyed seeing the magical, whimsical parts and in particular, loved Nory's ability to transform into hybrid animals. It was also pleasant to see the odd ones out band together and become stronger together. The concepts are good. The wonky magic was funny. It was able to engage our child. There are some darker parts that may be scary for younger children. Overall, it is a bit too kiddish for parents but great for the kids, teaching good values and determination.   It embraces each person's uniqueness and encourages a kid to embrace and love their differences, which is incredibly important for a child's growth and confidence. 

Not to mention, there are some funny bits to Upside Down Magic as well. Check out the Blooper Reel!
Our friends at Disney have offered a copy of Upside Down Magic to one of our readers as well so that your family can also enjoy the magic. One lucky Whirlwind of Surprises reader will win a copy of Upside Down Magic DVD (ARV $25). Open to US/Canada, 18+. Ends Dec 31, 2020. Good luck! Check out our other giveaways while you're here. Print the picture below to play BINGO while you watch as a family!
Upside Down Magic activities
Have some fun with the family and play Bingo while you watch the movie!

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