â€œStrange Magic,â€ a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd. to be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.
â€œStrange Magicâ€ is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by â€œA Midsummer Night’s Dream.â€ 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, which created the CGI animation for 2011â€™s Academy AwardÂ®-winning film â€œRango,â€ bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.
With a story by George Lucas, â€œStrange Magicâ€ is directed by Gary Rydstrom (â€œToy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,â€ â€œLiftedâ€), produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer â€œMars Attacks!â€) and executive produced by George Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (â€œElfâ€), Irene Mecchi (â€œBrave,â€ â€œThe Lion Kingâ€) and Rydstrom. An extraordinary roster of film, television and Broadway stars lend their voices to â€œStrange Magic,â€ including Alan Cumming (CBSâ€™ â€œThe Good Wife,â€ Broadwayâ€™s â€œCabaretâ€), Evan Rachel Wood (â€œThe Ides of Marchâ€), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadwayâ€™s â€œWickedâ€), Maya Rudolph (â€œBig Hero 6,â€ â€œBridesmaidsâ€), Sam Palladio (ABCâ€™s â€œNashvilleâ€), newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina (â€œChocolatâ€), Elijah Kelley (â€œHairspray,â€ â€œThe Butlerâ€), Bob Einstein (HBOâ€™s â€œCurb Your Enthusiasmâ€) and Peter Stormare (â€œFargoâ€). Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (â€œMoulin Rougeâ€) serves as both the musical director and composer.
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