"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
George Lucas describes the story's main theme as the difference between infatuation and true love: "Love is on the inside, it's somebody you have common ground with. It's someone you share the same values with, common interests. You share the things that will last you the rest of your lives, and what the person looks like will not." 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 »
[singing to the Bog King]
Sugar pie, honey bunch! You know that I love you...
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There is a scene in the closing credits: Roland flies out of the valley and kisses a bug, having fallen in love with it. See more »
My determination of whether or not an animated movie made for children is a good movie is based on how much my children enjoy it. I'm not looking for a complicated, layered plot or cutting edge animation, or anything else that adults use to judge a movie. My 12 and 9 year old daughters liked it and my 8 year old son liked it a lot. They enjoyed the recognizable songs weaved into the plot. Today, with the internet, everybody wants to sound like an intelligent movie critic, or food critic, or travel critic... but to me the measure of quality of a product is simple: did the intended audience get value out of it (for entertainment, enjoyment vs cost)? In this case, definitely.
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