Animated Film from Lucasfilm Ltd. STRANGE MAGIC Coming January 2015

A gift from the maker!  Lucasfilm Ltd. announced a new animated film, and it has nothing to do with STAR WARS VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS, or STAR WARS REBELS, or STAR WARS anything for that matter.  STRANGE MAGIC will be an animated story from George Lucas, and released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.  This is not the first time Lucasfilm Ltd. has dabbled in animated film, George Lucas served as executive producer for the comedy-fantasy film TWICE UPON A TIME (released in 1982), and of course there’s the entire STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS series.  Continue reading for more details on STRANGE MAGIC from Lucasfilm Ltd.’s press release.  We’ll continue to update this post as more information becomes available.

Update May 19, 2015

Lucasfilm Ltd.’s STRANGE MAGIC is available on DVD, Digital HD/SD and On-Demand today, May 19th, and we have a set of activity sheets to host a STRANGE MAGIC viewing party with your family.  There’s also a sneak peek of the bonus clips below to get a sense of what’s available with the release.

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Update May 10, 2015

Click here for printable activity sheets for STRANGE MAGIC arriving on DVD, Digital HD/SD and On-Demand May 19th.

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Updated January 9, 2015

Detailed VIDEO look at the creatures and cast for STRANGE MAGIC.

Updated December 17, 2014

Poster released for Lucasfilm Ltd’s STRANGE MAGIC; trailer embedded below.

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Updated November 25, 2014

First trailer and images released for Lucasfilm Ltd’s STRANGE MAGIC.

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Dawn (voice of newcomer Meredith Anne Bull) is crazy for love, while her sister Marianne (voice of Evan Rachel Wood) takes a decidedly different stance in “Strange Magic,” a madcap fairy tale told through popular songs from the past six decades. Directed by Gary Rydstrom © & TM 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Dawn (voice of newcomer Meredith Anne Bull) is serenaded by Sunny (voice of Elijah Kelley) © & TM 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Roland (voice of Sam Palladio) ventures to the Dark Forest, hoping to be the hero, © & TM 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Bog King (voice of Alan Cumming) is fiercely opposed to a powerful potion that’s created by the Sugar Plum Fairy (voice of Kristin Chenoweth) © & TM 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Original article from November 11 follows below…

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From Lucasfilm Ltd.’s press release

STRANGE MAGIC 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, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award-winning film “Rango,” bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.

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Bog King (voice of Alan Cumming), Griselda (voice of Maya Rudolph) and Marianne (voice of Evan Rachel Wood) are part of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps in “Strange Magic,” a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Released by Touchstone Pictures, “Strange Magic” is in theaters Jan. 23, 2015. Strange Magic © & TM 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

 

With a story by George Lucas, STRANGE MAGIC is directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”), produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer “Mars Attacks!”) and executive produced by George Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (“Elf”), Irene Mecchi (“Brave,” “The Lion King”) and Rydstrom. An extraordinary roster of film, television and Broadway stars lend their voices to “Strange Magic,” including Alan Cumming (CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Broadway’s “Cabaret”), Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March”), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s “Wicked”), Maya Rudolph (“Big Hero 6,” “Bridesmaids”), Sam Palladio (ABC’s “Nashville”), newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina (“Chocolat”), Elijah Kelley (“Hairspray,” “The Butler”), Bob Einstein (HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Peter Stormare (“Fargo”). Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (“Moulin Rouge”) serves as both the musical director and composer.

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