Strange Magic, a musical fantasy filled with magic, elves, goblins and fairies – and based loosely on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will be in theaters on January 23rd.
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Release Date: January 23, 2015
Cast: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare
Director: Gary Rydstrom
Producer: Mark S. Miller
Executive producer: George Lucas
Screenplay by: David Berenbaum, Irene Mecchi, Gary Rydstrom
Story by: George Lucas
Musical director & composer: Marius de Vries
“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 colourful 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.
- Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film “Rango.”
- Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (“Moulin Rouge”) serves as both the musical director and composer.