Okay, so it’s not the trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens,” but the below is something from the mind of George Lucas. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Strange Magic” is an animated tale that he wrote, and hey, it’s not everyday you hear about something like that.
Featuring the voices of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare, the movie lines up a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and follows their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Now toss in some popular songs from the past six decades and you get….this. What ever happened to “I”m-gonna-make-experimental-movies-in-my-garage” George Lucas?
Anyway, this opens on January 23, 2015. Watch below.