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Strange Magic (2015)

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Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

Director:

Gary Rydstrom

Writers:

David Berenbaum (screenplay by), Irene Mecchi (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Cumming ... Bog King (voice)
Evan Rachel Wood ... Marianne (voice)
Elijah Kelley ... Sunny (voice)
Meredith Anne Bull ... Dawn (voice)
Sam Palladio ... Roland (voice)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Sugar Plum Fairy (voice)
Alfred Molina ... Fairy King (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Griselda (voice)
Bob Einstein ... Stuff (voice)
Peter Stormare ... Thang (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Brutus (voice)
Llou Johnson Llou Johnson ... Pare (voice)
Robbie Daymond ... Fairy Cronies (voice)
Brenda Chapman ... Imp (voice)
Tony Cox ... Plum Elf (voice)
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Storyline

"Strange Magic," a new animated film, 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. Written by Lucasfilm

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They're as different as night and day. But sometimes even enemies just need a little magic. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action and scary images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primrose See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,504,441, 25 January 2015

Gross USA:

$12,427,046
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

George Lucas describes the story's main theme as the difference between infatuation and true love: "Love is on the inside, it's somebody you have common ground with. It's someone you share the same values with, common interests. You share the things that will last you the rest of your lives, and what the person looks like will not." See more »

Goofs

The moon appears accurate at 49:00 and 54:00, but is flipped horizontally while it is setting at 1:06:30. See more »

Quotes

Bog King: If you don't keep your mouth shut, I'm going to rip your wings off, my pretty little fairy princess.
Dawn: Flirt!
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Roland flies out of the valley and kisses a bug, having fallen in love with it. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: Strange Magic (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Thing
Written by Chip Taylor
Performed by Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming
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Fine Entertaining Animation, Only Theme is Too Adult
14 February 2015 | by ken558See all my reviews

If you look at the statistics of IMDb votes, you will find that Strange Magic unfortunately falls into the category of "either you love it or hate it" - very few in-betweeners.

From a graphical animation viewpoint it is superb, with well thought out details backed by a lot of hard work. For adult viewers who like animations (like me of course!) the plot, musicality and characters are significantly above the average animation, with a well-balanced socially and politically conscious theme.

The immense flake it has got in the media and the "hate it" viewers are totally unwarranted. Its main problem is the strong disconnect between its actual adult theme and characterization, vs the way it is portrayed and marketed as a family animation - a sort of fairy tale mummy bring kiddies to - and you can see many of the complainers fall directly into this category.

In other words, it 'looks like' animation for kids, but the plot and dialogue is totally way too adult.... which is exactly what keeps it interesting for me! Kudos to Mr Lucas for doing this - just too bad the real target market segment of "adults who like fairy tale animation" is just too small for it to make any commercial impact. But... thanks all the same!


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