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Disney has released the trailer for the $100 million science fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time, part of which was shot at the Hunter Valley Station on the northern shores of Lake Hawea.
Scenes for the film were shot around the the South Island in February this year, including in the Mt Cook National Park.
While South Island landscapes feature in the trailer, including a very light blue lake, the special effects used to make New Zealand appear like an alien planet make it hard to recognise where the scenes were shot.
Towards the end of the trailer Witherspoon's character, Mrs Whatsit, is seen running down a grass hill to a very blue lake with mountains in the background.
Special effects have been used to make it look like another planet.
As well as Winfrey and Witherspoon, the film stars Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis and Storm Reid.
Numerous photos were posted on the stars' social media profiles for their millions of followers while they were filming in New Zealand, many of them enjoying the picturesque landscapes of the Queenstown Lakes district.
The film is based on a novel of the same name by the fantasy writer Madeleine L'Engle and tells the story of Margaret "Meg'' Murry, played by Reid, who travels through time and space and different dimensions looking for her father.
New Zealand Film Commission head of marketing Jasmin McSweeney said while the NZFC had a strong relationship with Disney there was no partnership deal with the film.
Disney had not applied for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, which is an incentive provided by the government to international productions, if they meet certain criteria.
Under the scheme, international productions could qualify for a 20% rebate of their New Zealand expenditure from the Government, if they spent more than $15million while filming in the country.
Disney could still apply for the grant if it met the criteria, Ms McSweeny said.
A Wrinkle in Time is set for release in March 2018.