I am a big George Lucas fan. I have to respect a man who can envision worlds and create them, even requiring the inventions of technology to make strides in filmography. That’s why I am excited to see this movie coming out on the 23rd of next month called Strange Magic.
I also hear there is an awesome soundtrack involved that may or may not include 60’s music. In case you didn’t know, I am a music dork. I love music so much that I actually took a college course on music and culture in the 60’s, and I am a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society for being in band and chorus for over 10 years in school. Last year I moonlighted as a social media consultant for a venue that hosted live music weekly and their Music Director was Coz Canler from The Romantics. (I have a local group called The Miami Music Scene too!) I am looking forward to listening to the movie, and not just watching.
And honestly, how can I not want to check out a movie when one of their promo shots look like this?
(If you are a new reader, let me tell you that I am a huge butterfly fan.)
Here’s a synopsis of the movie for you:
U.S. Release Date: January 23, 2015
Cast: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein,Peter Stormare
Director: Gary Rydstrom
Producer: Mark S. Miller
Executive producer: George Lucas
Screenplay by: David Berenbaum, Irene Mecchi, Gary Rydstrom
Story by: George Lucas
Musical director & composer: Marius de Vries
“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., 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. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas, “Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015.
- Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film “Rango.”
- Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (“Moulin Rouge”) serves as both the musical director and composer.
And now that I’ve got you interested, you can grab a sneak preview below:
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
This movie looks super cute and one we will see the kids will love this one.
Looking forward to this film myself!
Hope I get to see this with my little one. Love these types of movies!
I hope so too Vero
That looks cute. I’m sure my grandchildren will see this. It looks like something I would like too.
I’m really excited about Strange Magic. I really wanna see it.
Hope you get a chance to Laura
I’ve already heard my kids talking about this movie coming out and wanting to go see it! I don’t know if they’ll go with me or possibly with their friends and their family! I do know that they are very interested in seeing this movie! It looks like another wonderful movie by George Lucas! The characters are so adorable! We just can’t wait! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful information with all of us! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
I hope you get to see it too Michele
I’m looking forward to this, I think my daughter would really enjoy it!
I think my kids would love it too Ashley
This is a must see for my family. The sound track sounds like it will be great. Thank you for sharing
You’re welcome Linda
Looks like a cute movie!! Thanks for sharing!
Kathleen, You’re welcome!
I can’t wait to see this with my grandkids. Thank you for sharing. The pics are great
You’re welcome Linda
Another great one here. Love to see it.
Hope you get to Sherry
Im taking my son to this for his birthday!! It looks so fantastic and like it will keep his attention! It will be his first movie 🙂
Oh that is cool!
Looks interesting!The movie Rango have good quality and textures of the animals was so good!
Im gonna watch this… 🙂
Yes, looking forward to it Dimitar.
This really looks good for both kids and adults. It is a far cry from Star Wars, but I have no doubt that Lucas can do fantasy well. Thanks for the info.