The trailer comes courtesy of Yahoo, and the animation looks pretty impressive. As for the story…I’m not entirely sold on it just yet. It looks like it’s certainly more geared towards a younger audience, and perhaps that’s what’s throwing me off. It’s not necessarily bad, just not what I was expecting to see.
“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on 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 world-class animation and visual effects.
Strange Magic will hit theaters early next year, what do you think of this first look at it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!