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George Lucas has written a musical for Disney

George Lucas has written a musical for Disney

'Strange Magic'

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Voiced by stars such as Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth and Maya Rudolph, 'Strange Magic' is a surprise announcement from the director and the cartoon empire

George Lucas may have said goodbye to the Star Wars franchise but that doesn't mean the filmmaker is at a loss of what to do. Evidently he's also been quietly making a movie – or at least he's written one, in the shape of a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd. called Strange Magic.

Touchstone Pictures will release the film in January next year, and by all reports it is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

George Lucas has written a musical for Disney (фото 1)According to a press release, "popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colourful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion." 

With a story and executive production from Lucas, and screenplay by David Berenbaum (Elf), Mecchi (Brave, The Lion King) and Rydstrom, Strange Magic voice stars include Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare. 

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