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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 »
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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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Trivia

The sisters Marianne and Dawn were named after two Four Seasons' songs of the same title. One of which, "C'mon Marianne," was actually sung in the movie. 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]
[fight]
Bog King: You fight well!
Marianne: I wish I could say the same about you!
Bog King: What do you mean?
Marianne: I don't know, I was expecting... more.
[smiles at Bog King]
Bog King: What?
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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

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Who Asked For This? (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Without You
Written by Tom Evans and Pete Ham
Performed by Meredith Anne Bull
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Misunderstood
26 May 2015 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

First, comment on one star ratings. I can see where children under the age of six (6) or so might not be as captivated as they would be for PBS style kids' programming: expecting simple graphics and age readability appropriate dialogue such as few syllables; short sentences; concrete familiar references; simple, not abstract concepts. Add to this mix some scary visuals. Also, some of the songs are teen and above. So … Second, for all ages (except above mentioned) the blend of straight dialogue with pop music (some oldies; some newer) dialogue to move the story forward was artfully blended. Admittedly I didn't quite get it in the beginning, but I was able to overcome some of my dumbness and learned to appreciate it. The singing vocal quality from the voice actors was surprisingly good. Third, computer hardware and graphics' programs continue to evolve and are producing scaringly realistic animations: surfaces, modeling, mattes, compositing naturalistic movement. Kudos to all involved. Fourth, the film's messages of seeing in a new way; looking under the surface; love - all make the film worth watching just for that reason.


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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

Gross USA:

$12,429,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,603,453
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Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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