First Trailer For George Lucas’ Animated Feature “Strange Magic”

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“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from George Lucas and 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. Some of the new versions of hit pop songs sung by the cast includes Heart’s “Straight On”; Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”; Deep Purple’s “Mistreated”; the ’50s classic “Love is Strange”;  “Say Hey,” a Michael Franti song chosen by George Lucas for the film; and a so-far undisclosed castmember singing Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

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.

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Scott Dolan
Scott Dolan

Wow. That doesn’t look even mildly interesting.

Courtney Tizard
Courtney Tizard

Agreed, Scott. And I wanted so badly to be interested.