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).
Many animation fans were disappointed about the cancellation of Pixar’s film Newt, the directorial debut of sound designer extraordinaire Gary Rydstrom. Although Newt was never made, Gary has remained hard at work on other projects.