We’ve got our hands on the first official trailer of Strange Magic, the upcoming fantasy musical animated movie directed by Gary Rydstrom for LucasFilm:
For ages two worlds lived divided: the magical and the mysterious. Until someone crossed the line…
A battle is brewing.
A potion in unleashed.
From the mind of George Lucas.
They’re as different as night and day.
But sometimes even enemies… just need a little magic.
Plot: “A musical fairy tale inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The film features popular songs from the last 60 years. Goblins, elves, fairies and imps are all trying to get hold of a magic potion.”
The whole thing feels like a combination of Epic and Gnomeo and Juliet. Can’t say it brings anything new to the animated world… The CG animation isn’t that bad but it’s isn’t flabbergasting either. It’s a bit disappointing knowing the film comes from Lucas…
Here’s a first official picture from “Strange Magic”, the upcoming animated film by Lucasfilm (the studios behind Star Wars, it was bought by Disney in 2012):
(Click on the poster to enlarge.)
Plot: “Strange Magic is said to be a musical fairy tale inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It will feature popular songs from the last 60 years . We may expect a cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps who are all trying to get hold of a magic potion.”
Can’t say am impressed with this picture… The CG doesn’t look that great… But too early to tell. The trailer will give us a better idea of what to expect from LucasFilm new property!
The film is directed by Gary Rydstrom based on a script he co-wrote with David Berenbaum (Elf) and Irene Mecchi. The voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredeth Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, and Peter Stormare.
The release date of Strange Magic is set to January 23, 2015. :)
Strange Magic Genre: Animation/Fantasy/Adventure Directed by: Gary Rydstrom Starring: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredeth Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare Release Date: January 23, 2015