STRANGE MAGIC on DVD, Digital HD/SD and On-Demand released today, May 19! We were sent a review copy (and we saw it in the theaters too!) and my family loves this film. Honestly, I love it even more now that I’ve seen it at home a couple of times than I did in the theater. It’s such a beautiful film – great story and message and so colorful.
STRANGE MAGIC 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, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film “Rango,” bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.
With a story by George Lucas, STRANGE MAGIC is directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”), produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer “Mars Attacks!”) and executive produced by George Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (“Elf”), Irene Mecchi (“Brave,” “The Lion King”) and Rydstrom. An extraordinary roster of film, television and Broadway stars lend their voices to “Strange Magic,” including Alan Cumming (CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Broadway’s “Cabaret”), Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March”), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s “Wicked”), Maya Rudolph (“Big Hero 6,” “Bridesmaids”), Sam Palladio (ABC’s “Nashville”), newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina (“Chocolat”), Elijah Kelley (“Hairspray,” “The Butler”), Bob Einstein (HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Peter Stormare (“Fargo”). Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (“Moulin Rouge”) serves as both the musical director and composer.
Strange Magic – Trailer
The Bonus Features on the film include some great outtakes and a Creating the Magic piece that introduces you to the filmmakers. Here’s a look:
Bonus Clip: Voice of Sunny
Bonus Clip: Poor Prince Charming
I liked Prince Charming! He’s a bit of a jerk in the movie but a funny, kind of likeable jerk. That’s the cool thing about this movie too. There are really no horribly bad guys so it’s not scary and even very young kids will love it.
The end of the school year is coming and a Strange Magic party would be such a FUN way to celebrate! I have a bunch of free printable activity sheets here for the kids. Recipes, too! Follow STRANGE MAGIC on Facebook and Twitter for the latest.
You can now order STRANGE MAGIC to add to your home collection!