"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 »
nuanced rock opera that works across all age groups
was somewhat trepidatious and admit going for the kids, not expecting much. have been seriously invested in the kids' cinematic education for 25+ years and as a result, seen an wide-ranging spectrum for the juvenile set. fantastic visuals, not your run of the mill animation by a long shot. subtle,intelligent humor, simple, streamlined story, and unapologetic, not-so-typical versions of the female/male leads. all of which takes a gracious back seat to the star of this film: the music. for anyone who's managed to incorporate the last several decades worth of music into their everyday lives, all of it will prove to be one long sing-a- long. for those unfamiliar, no worries: the songs are strong enough to stand on their own and the fact that they've been chosen to fit the moment is just a bonus. very pleasantly surprised and will become part of the Permanent Library
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