Lucasfilm's Animated 'Strange Magic' Trailer is Silliness & Pop Tunes
Just over a week ago, we were all surprised to learn of the existence of a new animated movie from Lucasfilm called Strange Magic that Disney was going to release through their Touchstone Pictures banner in January. Now the first trailer has arrived to show us why this film is getting a hasty, last minute promotional push and release. If "from the mind of George Lucas" isn't enough to turn you off in this day and age, the trailer should do it. This looks like a comedic version of Epic (which already wasn't a good animated movie) chock full of pop song covers. This just looks terrible and devoid of any charm. Watch?
Here's the first trailer for Gary Rydstrom's Strange Magic, originally from Yahoo:
Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom (of the Pixar shorts Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation and Lifted) from a screenplay he wrote with David Berenbaum (Elf) and Irene Mecchi (Brave, The Lion King), with the story by George Lucas, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the madcap fairy tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. The voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Alfred Molina, Sam Palladio, Elijah Kelly, Bob Eistein, Peter Stormare and newcomer Meredith Anne Bull. The film arrives on January 23rd, 2015.