A Wrinkle In Time

After her father disappears, Meg, her brother and her friend travel into another realm to find him.           

  • Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon
  • Director(s): Ava DuVernay
  • Producer(s): Catherine Hand, Jim Whitaker
  • Screenwriter(s): Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell
  • Distributor: Walt Disney Studiocs
  • Animal Coordinator: Paws for Effect
  • Release Date: Friday, March 09, 2018
  • Rating: Outstanding

Featured Animal Action

Throughout the film, the main character has a pet dog seen performing such mild action as sitting/standing/lying, being held or petted, and walking/running on or off leash. For all of these scenes, trainers used hand signals and verbal commands to cue the mild action, which the trained dog was accustomed to performing. The barking/growling was also a trained behavior.

In the scene where the kid sits on the kitchen counter and we see the dog lying on the ground, the dog was led to the predetermined mark on set. Prior to filming the trainer asked the dog to lay down and stay. Dog complies. They filmed the scene and the dog was taken off set for a treat and water.

In the scene where the kids take their dog on a walk down an alley, the trainer walked her dog to the set on a leash. She handed off the dog's leash to the young actress and stood on the sidewalk.