“Strange Magic”, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a fairy tale—but not your average fairy tale.
It’s a madcap musical with a princess who has sworn off love, a vulnerable villain, a slightly nutty Sugar
Plum Fairy, a tenacious and big-hearted elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming.
A madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”, “Strange Magic” uses popular songs from the past six decades to help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
“I wanted to do something fun and happy yet unexpected,” says executive producer George Lucas. “It’s a story
about love and how the most unlikely people fall in love. It’s about finding true beauty in someone’s soul
regardless of how they look.” Director Gary Rydstrom adds, “The whole movie is about seeing something in a new way—looking past the obvious.”
With a cast that includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph and so many more big names, a touching story that appeals to all ages, and a blend of familiar music this is sure to be a movie for everyone. Strange Magic opens on January 23rd.
Will you be going to see Strange Magic?