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Strange Magic (2015)

Country: USA

Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Taglines: They're as different as night and day. But sometimes even enemies just need a little magic.

Director: Gary Rydstrom

Writers: Irene Mecchi, Gary Rydstrom, George Lucas, David Berenbaum, ...

Stars: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Meredith Anne Bull, ...

"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.
The sisters Marianne and Dawn were to have long brown hair, but to save on animation costs it was changed to them having short blonde hair.
The Bog King's design was based on a praying mantis and a cockroach.
The Fairy King is modeled after George Lucas.
George Lucas wrote the story to this movie.
This is the third animated film produced by Lucasfilm after Twice Upon a Time (1983), and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), and the first distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
George Lucas made this film because he wanted to make a fun movie and a musical.
According to Meredith Anne Bull, she saw Peter Stormare chew an entire pack of gum for recording his voice as Thang.
The sisters Marianne and Dawn were named after two Four Seasons' songs of the same title. One of which, "C'mon Marianne," was actually sung in the movie.
From the main voice cast, two actors had previously worked on Lucasfilm productions: Elijah Kelley was in _Red Tails (2012)_ and Alfred Molina made his film debut in _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_.
Gary Rydstrom:  as Angry Gus.
From the main voice cast, two actors had previously worked on Lucasfilm productions: Elijah Kelley was in Red Tails (2012) and Alfred Molina made his film debut in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
Gary Rydstrom: as Angry Gus.
According to director Gary Rydstrom, the film is inspired by William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (a romantic comedy involving misunderstandings and cross-purposes between different races), the fairytales "The Ugly Duckling" and "Beauty and t
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
George Lucas is a big fan of music and spent five years with music supervisor Steven Gizicki choosing the right songs for the film. He described it as an arduous task: "It was like a Rubik's Cube. When I went through it I had a million songs and had to na
While the film is mainly influenced by William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (a romantic comedy involving misunderstandings and cross-purposes between different races), it contains homages to other Shakespeare works: "Much Ado About Nothing" -
According to director Gary Rydstrom, the film is inspired by William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (a romantic comedy involving misunderstandings and cross-purposes between different races), the fairytales "The Ugly Duckling" and "Beauty and the Beast", and the films American Graffiti (1973) (an anthology of stories) and Labyrinth (1986) (a quest undertaken by a female protagonist to save a sibling).
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."
George Lucas is a big fan of music and spent five years with music supervisor Steven Gizicki choosing the right songs for the film. He described it as an arduous task: "It was like a Rubik's Cube. When I went through it I had a million songs and had to narrow it down, then as the years went on we kept narrowing it down."
Evan Rachel Wood, who stars in this film, previously starred in Across the Universe (2007), another jukebox musical film.
While the film is mainly influenced by William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (a romantic comedy involving misunderstandings and cross-purposes between different races), it contains homages to other Shakespeare works: "Much Ado About Nothing" - two love-haters fall in love themselves

"The Taming of the Shrew" - two sisters, one nice and the other nasty, are the principal female characters

"All's Well That Ends Well" - a philandering suitor is the main antagonist.