Disney has released the official poster and synopsis for their upcoming 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film, "Strange Magic." It is produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. Read on for furtehr details.
“Strange Magic” is a fairy tale and a musical film inspired by Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." It narrates the story of fairies, elves, imps and goblins. Gary Rydstrom will direct the film from the story written by George Lucas. Touchstone Pictures is will release "Strange Magic" on Jan. 23, 2015.
“Strange Magic” is directed by Gary Rydstrom and written by himself, David Berenbaum and Irene Mecchi, from a story by George Lucas, inspired by Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The film’s score includes popular new versions of pop songs by the cast, such as "Love Is Strange," "Straight On," "Stronger," "Mistreated," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Say Hey (I Love You)" — all chosen for the film by George Lucas. Take a look at the official poster here.
According to director Rydstrom, Lucas "really wanted to make a beautiful fairy tale with goblins and elves, and do it in a way that only this company can do. He had been working on it for a long time." Rydstrom mentioned that Lucas emphasized that the story should be about "finding beauty in strange places."
“Strange Magic” features the voices of Alan Cumming as the Bog King, Evan Rachel Wood as Marianne, Kristin Chenoweth as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Maya Rudolph as Griselda, Sam Palladio as Roland, Elijah Kelley as Sunny, Meredith Anne Bull as Dawn, Alfred Molina, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare.
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