Upside Down Magic Movie Review

Upside Down Magic Movie Review

Upside Down Magic On Disney DVD Now!

If you watch The Disney Channel then you have probably seen advertisements for the new movie Upside Down Magic. It was released in July of 2020 and has just come out on DVD. The movie is based on the novel “Upside-Down Magic” by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins, but there is actually a series of books! You can find them on Amazon HERE. My girls and I recently watched Upside Down Magic and here are our thoughts!

Disclaimer: I did receive a DVD copy of Upside Down Magic in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

My Review

I thought Upside Down Magic was cute! If your kids are fans of Harry Potter then they should enjoy Upside Down Magic. If you are looking to introduce a movie before introducing Harry Potter then Upside Down Magic is a good lead-in. I really liked the lessons to be learned from the movie, and truly felt for Nory and her classmates as they tried to show everyone that they were not misfits/outcasts, but worth something. Personally, I hope Disney makes a sequel.

My Rating/Safe for Kids?

Upside Down Magic is basically a made for TV movie, but an ok one. I give it a C+. (I don’t think it is better than Descendants though.) Now, Upside Down Magic is supposed to be a kid’s movie, but I must say it has some fairly scary parts. So while my 5-year-old watched the movie with me she has stated she would not want to see it again because it scared her a little bit. Because of this, I recommend the movie for ages 7 and up.

Upside Down Magic Bingo Activity Sheet

In Upside Down Magic Nory transforms herself into some very interesting animals. So, click HERE to grab an Upside Down Magic Bingo Activity Sheet and see how many animal transformations you can spot!


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!


Izabela Rose as Nory Boxwood Horace; Siena Agudong as Reina Carvajal; Kyle Howardas Budd Skriff; Max Torinaas Andres Padillo; Elie Samouhias 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 Material

  • Bloopers (DVD Exclusive)  – Laugh along with the cast as they flub their lines, make mistakes, and act goofy on set.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • #1 (DVD Exclusive)  –“Night Before Sage”
    • #2 (DVD Exclusive)  –“How’d You Do?”
    • #3 (DVD Exclusive)  –“Hey, Goat”
    • #4 (DVD Exclusive)  –“Don’t Wait Up”
    • #5 (DVD Exclusive)  –“Ready for Anything”
  • Music Videos
    • #1 – “Everything’s Magic” Performed by the Cast
    • #2 – “A Place For Us” Performed by Izabela Rose & Siena Agudong

If you are looking for another inspiring movie from Disney then make sure you check out my review of Safety HERE. You can watch it on Disney+ now.

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