I don’t know about you but I love a great film that weaves in an important message. Strange Magic is just that! With great musical elements and a diverse cast of characters, this new animated film from Lucasfilm empowers you to believe in yourself and accept others for who they are. You’ll also find two strong female characters that show us the unbreakable bond between sisters. It’s a great film to share with your entire family!
Discover a new fairy tale about being true to yourself. Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Strange Magic starts off with the bold and independent Marianne. Heiress to the throne, she longs to bring harmony to the Fairy Kingdom and the Dark Forest. She is engaged to be married, but after she catches her fiancé, Roland, with another girl, Marianne secludes herself and vows never to fall in love again. She spends time honing her sword skills, has a makeover in a new rose-styled warrior outfit, and keeps a constant lookout on her kind, friendly and naive younger sister, Dawn. A few days later Dawn is at the spring ball with her best friend, the elf Sunny. Sunny is in love with her but is unable to tell her. Roland arrives at the ball in the hopes of making amends with Marianne. He concocts a plan to obtain a love potion that will make Marianne fall in love with him. Sunny agrees to help so he can use the potion on Dawn. What ensues is a fun; adventurous musical adventure that shows us every creature is a door to a different world.
Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of girl power and the power of sisterhood with a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by a battle over the powerful potion. Along with Marianne and Dawn you’ll find a dubious villain (who may be more than he seems), a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy (voiced and sung by the awesome Kristen Chenoweth), a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming. The film also stars Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Maya Rudolph, and Alfred Molina and has a score filled with popular songs and standards, such as “Love Is Strange.”
Besides being a lot of fun, the story also shows children the importance of accepting everyone around you. Celebrate being different because being different is extraordinary!
It’s time to gather your friends and family together to sing, dance and laugh with Strange Magic. But don’t just take my word for it! Check out these kid reviews of the film:
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