Disney to Conjure Up Some ‘Strange Magic’ with Mysterious Film Project – UPDATED

'Strange Magic' from LucasfilmUPDATE: After Stitch Kingdom’s reporting on Disney’s myserious Strange Magic project, news has finally come to light. Lucasfilm has announced that Strange Magic is its own title which will be distributed through Disney’s Touchstone label with a slated release date of January 23, 2015.

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 a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom, produced by Mark S. Miller and executive produced by George Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum, Irene Mecchi and Rydstrom.

The voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare.

Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (Moulin Rouge!) serves as both the musical director and composer.

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19 thoughts on “Disney to Conjure Up Some ‘Strange Magic’ with Mysterious Film Project – UPDATED

  1. Absolutely not. It’s in reference to Disney-Marvel’s forthcoming Dr Strange movie. In the film, Strange inherits the title of “Sorcerer Supreme.” Sorceror. Magic. Name of Strange. Strange Magic. Let it go, folks.

    • That’s a really strange (pun not intended) word chain to drive your point home. I’ll tell you why it’s definitely not Doctor Strange — Disney registered it, not Marvel. I can’t find a case where Disney has registered anything for Marvel’s films.

  2. Agreed – it’s not Doctor Strange. They wouldn’t throw in the random extra noun after the title in the domain name. I mean, you wouldn’t see them register a site like lionkingtalkinganimals-themovie dot com.

    But I do think it’s a big stretch to say it has any Frozen connection, without more info. For all that’s given, it could be anything — an unannounced live action film, the late 2017 title from Pixar,..

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