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Footage From "Strange Magic"

23 November 2014 8:12 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first footage from director Gary Rydstrom's upcoming animated feature, "Strange Magic". based on a story by George Lucas, starring Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredeth Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare, opening January 23, 2015:

"...'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..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Strange Magic"...

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- Michael Stevens

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First Trailer For Strange Magic

23 November 2014 8:54 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

A couple of weeks ago, the world at large learned of the existence of Strange Magic, an animated adventure based on an idea by George Lucas that had quietly been developing at his Lucasfilm company under the aegis of director Gary Rydstrom. With the movie arriving in the Us in a couple of months, the trailer has now appeared. Strange Magic is set in a world where the kingdoms of the magical and the mysterious are linked but never meet. Then an interloper crosses the border and all manner of chaos breaks out, mostly to do with a powerful potion that both sides wish control over. Loosely based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the film is powered along by pop songs that apparently help tell the story, even if it all seems a little basic in terms of plot. The cast includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, »

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George Lucas's Strange Magic: First full trailer shows magical conflict

23 November 2014 6:37 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A full trailer for Disney and Lucasfilm's Strange Magic has been released.

The clip was published by Yahoo Movies and offers the first real look at the long-anticipated animation.

The "madcap fairy tale musical" sees magical creatures including goblins, elves and fairies embarking on an epic battle over a powerful enchanted potion against a soundtrack of popular songs from the last 60 years.

The Gary Rydstrom-directed film is inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream and written by Rydstrom, Elf's David Berenbaum and Brave's Irene Mecchi.

The voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph and Evan Rachel Wood, as well as Kristin Chenoweth, Alfred Molina, Sam Palladio and Elijah Kelley.

Strange Magic is released on January 23, 2015 in the Us and on February 11 in the UK. »

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George Lucas returns to features with ‘Strange Magic’

22 November 2014 2:50 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While he is done with with Star Wars, that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting some work done by George Lucas in 2015.

Disney and LucasFilms released the first trailer for the animated feature, Strange Magic, which was written by Lucas. The film is inspired by William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Tale and features the voice work of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, and Peter Stormare.

While taking a little from Shakespeare, the film follows goblins, elves, fairies and imps embark on a musical adventure in hopes of getting a powerful potion.

Strange Magic is opening in theaters on January 23, 2015.

The post George Lucas returns to features with ‘Strange Magic’ appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

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First trailer for Lucasfilm’s animated musical Strange Magic

22 November 2014 12:37 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of weeks ago it was revealed that Lucasfilm has been quietly working on a new animated musical Strange Magic, based upon a story by George Lucas himself, and now we have our first look at the film with Disney debuting a trailer and stills ahead of its release in January.

 

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.”

Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation) and features a voice cast that includes Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), Kristin Chenoweth (Rio 2), Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6), Sam Palladio (Nashville), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Elijah Kelley (Hairspray), Bob Einstein »

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Goblins, Elves And Fairies Dominate First Trailer For Lucasfilm’s Strange Magic

21 November 2014 12:24 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

George Lucas might have sold off Lucasfilm for a hefty $4 billion, but that doesn’t mean his creative output has ceased. Prior to unloading Lucasfilm onto Disney, the iconic filmmaker had begun work on an animated musical feature loosely based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Touted to be a “madcap fairy tale,” Strange Magic was only very recently revealed to the world. With its release date coming up fast, the first trailer has now dropped, courtesy of Yahoo!

For his first full-length feature, Oscar-winning director Gary Rydstrom has assembled a starry cast to provide vocal talents for his crew of goblins, elves and fairies. Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, Peter Stormare, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull and Elijah Kelley all make ‘appearances’ in this first preview.

Taking a glance at this first footage, the Shrek-inspired vibe suggests it’s being aimed at a younger market. »

- Gem Seddon

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Watch The First Trailer For George Lucas’s Strange Magic

21 November 2014 10:33 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s your first look at the trailer for Touchstone Pictures’ Strange Magic.

Starring the voice cast of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, and Peter StormareStrange 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. The upcoming movie is directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas. The screenplay is by David Berenbaum, Irene Mecchi, and Gary Rydstrom.

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- Michelle McCue

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Trailer for Lucasfilm's Animated Fairytale Strange Magic

21 November 2014 10:33 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Before George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney he was producing an animated feature film called Strange Magic. The movie is based on an original idea from Lucas, and it's a fairy tale musical that was inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The story follows a “colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.”

The movie was directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story‘s Hawaiian Vacation), and today we have the first trailer for you to watch. This is definitely geared more towards kids, but it still looks like a lot of fun. 

The movie features the voice talent of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare, and Meredith Anne Bull.

Strange Magic will open in theaters on January 23rd, 2015.

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Watch: Trailer For Animated Musical 'Strange Magic' Written By George Lucas

21 November 2014 10:03 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Okay, so it's not the trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens," but the below is something from the mind of George Lucas. Inspired by William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Strange Magic" is an animated tale that he wrote, and hey, it's not everyday you hear about something like that. Featuring the voices of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare, the movie lines up a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and follows their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Now toss in some popular songs from the past six decades and you get....this. What ever happened to "I"m-gonna-make-experimental-movies-in-my-garage" George Lucas? Anyway, this opens on January 23, 2015. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Strange Magic Trailer Reveals George Lucas’ New Animated Film; Plus New Images

21 November 2014 9:24 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With the ever-present nature of the internet, it’s rare nowadays that a movie can somewhat blindside you with its existence.  But that’s just what happened recently when Disney announced not only that an animated feature from Lucasfilm called Strange Magic exists, but that it’s coming out in a little over two months.  The film is based on a story by George Lucas, and today the Strange Magic trailer was released, giving us our first look at some footage.  Though the animation is impressive in some respects, the whole thing feels really dated.  There’s a heavy reliance on widely known pop songs, a trend that was all the range during the time of Shrek—over a decade ago.  The fairy tale revolves around a world filled with goblins and elves and is inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream and it might yet drum up some interest »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch: First Trailer for 'Strange Magic', New Animated Movie from Lucasfilm

21 November 2014 9:09 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Disney has premiered the first trailer and a few new pictures from the out-of-nowhere animated film Strange Magic, which comes from a story by George Lucas described as 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. The voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare. I can't say I'm all that interested in this, but I have found my interest »

- Brad Brevet

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First Look At George Lucas' 'Strange Magic'

12 November 2014 1:20 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

George Lucas' Strange Magic will be released by Touchstone Pictures next January. The animated comedy is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The film feature popular songs from the past six decades. This will be the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

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 Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (Elf), Irene Mecchi (Brave, The Lion King) and Rydstrom. 

Strange Magic will be voiced by 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 »

- Laura Frances

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Disney and Lucasfilm Team Up Brings You Strange Magic

11 November 2014 5:48 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney and Lucasfilms are teaming up to bring us a new film called Strange Magic.  Check out the details.

You heard right, Disney is working with Lucasfilm and George Lucas himself for the animated film Strange Magic.

Set to hit theaters on January 23, 2015 Lucas has writen the film and Gary Rydstrom will direct.

Check out the details from the Press Release:

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.  “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 »

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Lucasfilm Announces Animation Strange Magic For This January

11 November 2014 3:10 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Well, that was unexpected. Today, Lucasfilm announced that it will be bringing us an animated film titled Strange Magic in just three short months. Touchstone Pictures will be releasing the project, inspired by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” into theaters on January 23rd, 2015.

Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, Peter Stormare and Elijah Kelley all lend their voices to the film, playing magical creatures such as goblins, elves, fairies and imps who come to blows over a magic potion. Musical interludes help to tell the story, with Strange Magic incorporating “popular songs from the past six decades.”

Gary Rydstrom, a seven-time Oscar winner for his work as a sound designer on films as diverse as Saving Private Ryan, Titanic and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, will direct from an original idea by George Lucas. Rydstrom’s experience isn’t limited to sound work – he also helmed Oscar-nominated, »

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Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Strange Magic Gets A January 23, 2015 Release Date

11 November 2014 12:08 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Strange Magic © & Tm 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Here’s your first look at the new animated film Strange Magic.

Walt Disney Studios announced today that the movie, from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.

The film 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.

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, »

- Michelle McCue

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Strange Magic: First look at George Lucas, Disney animated adventure

11 November 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first image from upcoming animated movie Strange Magic.

Executive produced by George Lucas, the film was in production when Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012.

Inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, Strange Magic has been described as a "madcap fairy tale musical" which will feature popular songs from the last 60 years, as goblins, elves, fairies and imps embark on a great battle for a powerful potion.

Directed by Gary Rydstrom, the picture offers a first look at the Bog King, Griselda and Marianne, voiced by Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph and Evan Rachel Wood respectively.

The voice cast also includes Kristin Chenoweth, Alfred Molina, Sam Palladio, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare and newcomer Meredith Anne Bull.

Rydstrom co-wrote the film's script alongside Elf's David Berenbaum and Brave's Irene Mecchi.

Released through Touchstone Pictures, Strange Magic will hit cinemas on January 23, 2015. »

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Disney sets January release date for animated musical Strange Magic, based on a story from George Lucas

11 November 2014 11:39 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has set a release date of January 23rd, 2015 for Lucasfilm’s upcoming animated musical Strange Magic, which is directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation) from a story by George Lucas.

According to Variety, the film is “described as a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with popular songs from the past six decades used to 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.”

Featuring in the voice cast of Strange Magic are Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), Kristin Chenoweth (Rio 2), Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6), Sam Palladio (Nashville), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Elijah Kelley (Hairspray), Bob Einstein (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Peter Stormare (Arrow) and newcomer Meredith Anne Bull.

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Lucasfilm Sets Release Date for ‘Strange Magic’

11 November 2014 11:21 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lucasfilm Ltd. set a release date for “Strange Magic” for Jan. 23, 2015. The film, to be released by Touchtone Pictures, is inspired by ”A Midsummer Night's Dream” and follows a cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. The soundtrack includes popular songs from the past six decades. Also read: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Timeline – From Greenlight to J.J. Abrams’ Cast Revealed Vocal talent includes Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife,”), Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March”), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway's ”Wicked”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids”), Sam Palladio ( “Nashville”), Alfred Molina (“Chocolat”), Elijah Kelley (“The. »

- Gina Hall

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Lucasfilm Announces "Strange Magic"

11 November 2014 10:07 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lucasfilm and Touchstone Pictures have announced a January 23rd 2015 release date for the Gary Rydstrom-directed animated feature "Strange Magic". The project is described as a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Popular songs from the past six decades are weaved into this comedic tale of magical creatures - including goblins, elves, fairies and imps - who become caught up in misadventures due to a powerful potion.

The voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare. Marius de Vries ("Moulin Rouge") serves as the film's musical director and composer.

George Lucas penned the story and will executive produce, whilst Rydstrom, David Berenbaum and Irene Mecchi worked on the script. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Ilm, which previously worked on 2011's "Rango," are handling the animation.

The project comes as a surprise. »

- Garth Franklin

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Disney, Lucasfilm announce 'Strange Magic,' an animated musical from 'Star Wars 7' sound mixer

11 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A year after the industry-rattling announcement that Walt Disney Pictures had acquired LucasFilm and planned on moving forward with hew "Star Wars" movies, there were vague reports that George Lucas and prequel trilogy sound mixer Gary Rydstrom were collaborating on an untitled animated film. Further digging revealed that the project may have been in the works since 2010. Without Disney or LucasFilm confirmations, the project was filed under rumors and left alone. Now, the joint companies have unearthed the long-gestating project on their own. "Strange Magic" will suddenly arrive in January 2015. In an official press release, Disney describes the feature cartoon as "a madcap fairy tale musical" inspired by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Pop songs plucked from "the last six decades" will 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." Which »

- Matt Patches

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