This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase using one of these links, I may be paid a referral fee at no cost to you.
Today is the day!! Strange Magic is in theaters now and you should go see it. I was talking to my husband today about how nice it is that there are so many companies that make animated Family Friendly movies. We love watching movies as a family and it seems like there are so many really good, high quality family friendly movies being made. I appreciate that because movie time is very important to us. I have been talking a lot about Strange Magic recently because I was able to attend the behind the scenes event in California. This experience really helped me to see how much heart was put into making this film. It is made very well so that adults and children a like will love it. George Lucas said that he made this movie for Tween girls, but there are so many characters in this movie that your boys will relate with, too.
If you are not yet familiar with Strange Magic, I recommend checking out the trailer. It gives you a good feel for what the movie is all about but doesn’t give away anything important. Here is some information about the movie:
““Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., 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. Directed by Gary Rydstrom from a story by George Lucas.” Here is the trailer:
Strange Magic is a love story, but not the typical love story. I think that this is why I like it. If you would read my George Lucas Interview, you could see why he felt it is important to tell this type of love story to tween girls. This is a story that I think girls and boys and all ages can relate to because we all understand either loving, being loved or wanting to feel loved. I’m sure that many tween boys would think this movie isn’t for them but there are so many other parts of this story that they will enjoy that they probably wont even notice the lovey-dovey stuff. 🙂
As you see from the trailer, this movie has a lot of music in it. Around 25 musical moments to be exact. That really was the point of the story– trying to make a love story from love song. I love listening to music so I really appreciated hearing many of my favorite songs make it into the movie. I loved seeing how they made so many emotional moments stand out through the expression of song. I will be honest, I was nervous when I first found out what they were trying to do with music, but I think they nailed it. The rendition of songs mixed with the talented singers really worked well in making a powerful movie.
There is lots of adventure in this movie. There are goblins, elfs, imps and princes that really help keep this movie exciting. Your kids will enjoy the story and all of the obstacles that they have to go through. Strange Magic does a fantastic job keeping you excited, enjoying the adventure while also adding lots of humor into the film. This movie is definitely enjoyable to kids and adults of all ages.
One of my favorite types of movies is one that is entertaining but also teaches a lesson. There are so many lessons to learn in Strange Magic but the one that I think stands out to me is Acceptance. What an important lesson for kids to learn and apply in their life. Both in love and friendship. George Lucas described this movie as the ” “Beauty and the Beast” story where the beast doesn’t turn into a handsome prince in the end.” I think the lessons learned in this movie are ones where your kids could apply to all areas of their life.
Strange Magic is in theaters today! Yay! Take your whole family to see it! This movie is an adventurous, funny, lesson-learning, musical, beautiful to look at love story that you will smile and dance your way through! For more information don’t forget to follow them online:
Like STRANGE MAGIC on Facebook: http://facebook.com/StrangeMagicMovie
Follow STRANGE MAGIC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/StrangeMagic