• Strange Magic (2015)

Strange Magic

Release Date: January 23rd, 2015

DVD Release Date: May 19th, 2015

PG |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Bog King (Alan Cumming) leader of the Dark Forest, hates the notion of love and has ordered the destruction of all primroses, which are an essential ingredient of love potions. However, when he meets Marianne (Evan Rachel Wood), a feisty fairy princess whose heart was broken by a philandering fiance, he begins to change his mind. Meanwhile, an elf named Sunny (Elijah Kelley) makes his way to the Dark Forest to collect enough primrose petals for a potion of his own.

Cast: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley

Director: Gary Rydstrom

Genres: Animated , Children , Fantasy , Musical comedy

Production Co: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Charming, Lighthearted, Love, Rivalry, Playful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    Strange Magic is strange all right, but hardly magical. show more

  • 10
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A shrill, garish hodgepodge of familiar elements from other animated vehicles (most evidently 2013’s Epic), there’s virtually nothing about this forced, fractured fairy tale that feels remotely fresh or involving. show more

  • 5
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Terrible character design, combined with a painful lack of laughs and a crushing plethora of ghastly songs, makes Strange Magic perhaps the worst animated feature ever to come out of Disney (which might explain why the studio is releasing the film under its now-rarely-used Touchstone label). Compared to other Lucas missteps of recent years, it’ll make you nostalgic for Jar Jar Binks. show more

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