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Strange Magic (2015)

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

Director:

Gary Rydstrom

Writers:

David Berenbaum (screenplay by), Irene Mecchi (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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)
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Storyline

"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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Everyone deserves to be loved. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primrose See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,504,441, 25 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,427,046, 12 April 2015
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Rydstrom: as Angry Gus. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[from trailer]
Bog King: [sees Marianne] Oh, no! Not another princess! Well, at least you don't sing...
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Say Hey
Written by Michael Franti and Carl Young
Performed by Elijah Kelley
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Fine Entertaining Animation, Only Theme is Too Adult
14 February 2015 | by ken558See all my reviews

If you look at the statistics of IMDb votes, you will find that Strange Magic unfortunately falls into the category of "either you love it or hate it" - very few in-betweeners.

From a graphical animation viewpoint it is superb, with well thought out details backed by a lot of hard work. For adult viewers who like animations (like me of course!) the plot, musicality and characters are significantly above the average animation, with a well-balanced socially and politically conscious theme.

The immense flake it has got in the media and the "hate it" viewers are totally unwarranted. Its main problem is the strong disconnect between its actual adult theme and characterization, vs the way it is portrayed and marketed as a family animation - a sort of fairy tale mummy bring kiddies to - and you can see many of the complainers fall directly into this category.

In other words, it 'looks like' animation for kids, but the plot and dialogue is totally way too adult.... which is exactly what keeps it interesting for me! Kudos to Mr Lucas for doing this - just too bad the real target market segment of "adults who like fairy tale animation" is just too small for it to make any commercial impact. But... thanks all the same!


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