Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.


Gary Rydstrom


David Berenbaum (screenplay by), Irene Mecchi (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Alan Cumming ... Bog King (voice)
Evan Rachel Wood ... Marianne (voice)
Elijah Kelley ... Sunny (voice)
Meredith Anne Bull ... Dawn (voice)
Sam Palladio ... Roland (voice)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Sugar Plum Fairy (voice)
Alfred Molina ... Fairy King (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Griselda (voice)
Bob Einstein ... Stuff (voice)
Peter Stormare ... Thang (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Brutus (voice)
Llou Johnson Llou Johnson ... Pare (voice)
Robbie Daymond ... Fairy Cronies (voice)
Brenda Chapman ... Imp (voice)
Tony Cox ... Plum Elf (voice)


"Strange Magic," a new animated 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. Written by Lucasfilm

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They're as different as night and day. But sometimes even enemies just need a little magic. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action and scary images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


George Lucas wrote this film because he wanted to make a fun movie and a musical. See more »


The moon appears accurate at 49:00 and 54:00, but is flipped horizontally while it is setting at 1:06:30. See more »


Fairy King: [escorting Marianne to the dance] Please smile.
Marianne: [sighs; then smiles a wide, uncomfortable smile at the King]
Fairy King: A real smile.
Marianne: [through her teeth] This is one of my better ones.
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Crazy Credits

End of credit scene: Thang is listening as the mushrooms pass on information. He shares that information with the audience: "Tea Blend" (as in "The End"). See more »


Referenced in Cartoon Corner: Free Birds Review (2016) See more »


I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) (Humming + Fairy Waltz Version)
Written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam
Performed by Meredith Anne Bull
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Not a stereo-type "Frog Prince" like story
24 May 2015 | by lance-84031See all my reviews

Good visual graphics. Interesting choice of characters. So much non-stop singing. Maybe, it would have made a difference if all the songs were original. The message is not to insult physically "good-looking" people. It only reminds us and re-affirms that "beauty" and "love" is not skin deep. It is not something superficial. It is not something you see only with just your two eyes. It may not suit the majority's approval because it is not-so-stereo-typical kind of fantasy story like the "beauty and the beast" and "princess kissing a frog prince". Definitely for the kids with pure heart. Not recommended for highly superficial-minded adults.

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Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,504,441, 25 January 2015

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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