From the mind of George Lucas comes “Strange Magic,” a new animated film that tells the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. It is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The first poster for “Strange Magic” was just released. I like the tagline, everyone deserves to be loved.
The existence of this movie was a bit of a surprise, in part due to production being done largely out of Lucasfilm Animation Singapore. It is directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) with well-known music producer Marius de Vries (“Moulin Rouge”) serving as both the musical director and composer.
“Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015.
Previously: First Trailer for “Strange Magic.”
The events of the new Disney musical Into the Woods are set in motion when The Witch attempts to end a curse. She needs some very specific items to break the spell, but she can’t gather them herself. In this clip from the movie, the witch motivates the Baker and his wife to head into the woods to find those articles for her.
Meryl Streep tears through the role of The Witch and is great in the movie. The movie also stars Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp. Into the Woods is a humorous and heartfelt musical, based on the original stage version from Stephen Sondheim, that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch who has put a curse on them.
On December 25, 2014 you’ll find yourself wanting to go into the woods without delay yourself. Bring your whole family.
Walt Disney World’s digital team has created this great video game trailer for an 8-bit version of the epic battle between Mickey Mouse and Maleficent in Disney’s Hollywood Studios popular night show Fantasmic.
If only this was a real game. Sadly, it’s just vaporware.
I’ve resisted posting most of the Frozen fan art. I could fill this blog with it, but the good news is there’s a lot of great stuff out there and it doesn’t take much Googling to find it. However, I’ll make an exception for today’s Videopolis.
For all you Jack Frost and Queen Elsa shippers out there, here is Chris Villain and Traci Hines covering “Let it Snow” with some retro inspired cosplay.
If that wasn’t enough, join us below for their take on “Elsa It’s Cold Outside.” Continue reading
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Galavant is Disney’s comedic take on the knights of legends from across the pond. It appears to be important a bit of that British style of humor as well.
I wasn’t quite sure how far Disney was going to take Galavant. But judging by the lyrics to the theme song, they aren’t afraid to go out on a ledge with the humor:
Galavant follows Jashua Sasse as Galvant as the dashing hero fights to get the love of his live, Madalena, back from the evil King Richard. Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his “happily ever after.” But it won’t be without a few twists and turns along the way.
Galavant premieres Sunday, Jan 4 at 8|7c on ABC. It’s actually a double feature with two episodes “Pilot” and “Joust Friends.” Read the episode summaries below the jump: