Lucasfilm Ltd. gave us all a surprise announcement with the unveiling of its latest animated feature film project, Strange Magic. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light and Magic are doing the animation work (it’s the same animation team that created 2011’s Rango). With a story by George Lucas himself, the film is directed by Gary Rydstrom (we’ve been wondering about the specifics of what he’s been working on for quite some time).
Here’s the official synopsis:
‘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.
The voice talent includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, and Bob Einstein, among others.
Strange Magic will be released by Disney’s Touchstone Pictures arm on January 23rd, 2015.