Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades 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. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation, Lifted) from a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015.
Strange Magic Release Date
In Theaters January 23, 2015
Strange Magic Credits
Starring:Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, and Peter Stormare
Written By:David Berenbaum, Irene Mecchi, and Gary Rydstrom
George Lucas’ attempt at cornering the kid’s animated musical fairy tale market in Strange Magic was, unfortunately, a box-office tragedy for the mind who gave us Star Wars. However, during a discussion of the film, one critic in particular, Ben Mankiewicz would evoke a comparison to “incest porn.” Wha?...Huh?
Jan 29, 2015
Film Critic Drops A Disgusting Porn Reference In The Middle Of His Strange Magic Review
American Sniper held strong to the number one spot, dropping less than 30% and adding $64 million and just crossing the $200 million mark. While directing is nothing new for Clint Eastwood, this is his most successful effort to date by box office standards. Sniper has already surpassed his previous highest grosser, Gran Torino's $148 million.
Jan 25, 2015
Weekend Box Office: Sniper Takes Second Shot At Number One While Mortdecai and Magic Meltdown
The advances in technology are rapidly changing the way we live our lives and, in the case of actors, earning their next paychecks. As Alan Cumming told me during an interview for George Lucas’ fairytale musical endeavor, neither he nor his Strange Magic co-star Evan Rachel Wood landed their roles through practical means.
Jan 22, 2015
Strange Magic: How Social Media Helped Alan Cumming And Evan Rachel Wood Land Roles
Spoiler culture affects 100% of George Lucas' work. The man behind the original Star Wars movies had to deal with them all the time, as paparazzi and intrepid fans tried to snap as many pics and glean as many details as they could before the films came out. Now that he’s moved on to different pastures, it’s not as big of a problem anymore. But that doesn’t mean he likes them any less.
It was revealed in a recent interview that George Lucas, the father of the Star Wars movies, had originally planned to make Episode 7 before Disney purchased Lucasfilm. He even began developing some ideas for the next installment, which he passed along to Disney. As it turns out, though, the Mouse House and J.J. Abrams didn’t use Lucas’ treatment ideas for the current script.
Jan 20, 2015
How George Lucas' Star Wars 7 Ideas Were Used By Disney
When George Lucas sold his company along with the rights to the Star Wars franchise to Disney back in 2012, it certainly felt as if history had turned a page on the visionary who had given popular culture so much. However, the exact reasons he had washed his hands of the legendary sci-fi franchise that he built from the ground up has been a mystery for a while.
Jan 19, 2015
One Reason Why George Lucas Isn't Making Star Wars Movies
This week we have a busy one when it comes to new releases, but it appears a quantity-over-quality type of slate. Let’s see what we’ve got going with boys next door, strange magic and a dude named Mortdecai.
Jan 18, 2015
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Boy Next Door, Mortdecai And Strange Magic Reviews