Strange Magic

Theatrical Release: January 23, 2015
DVD Release: May 19, 2015
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Synopsis

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film coming to DVD and Digital, is a fairy tale—but not your average fairy tale. This magical adventure features a host of colorful characters including a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming. Bring home the enchanting tale the whole family can enjoy today!

Dove Review

“Strange Magic” is enchanting and charming! All kids, especially little girls, will love it, yet it offers something for the whole family. It features good and evil and love triumphant. Marianne is a fairy who lives in the Fairy Kingdom with her sister Dawn and her father, the king. Marianne loves Roland, but catches him with another fairy. Heartbroken, she wants nothing to do with him. But then Roland—who wants to be king—hatches a plot to use a love potion made by Sugar Plum to get Marianne to fall in love with him. Marianne’s father, not knowing how despicable Roland truly is, wants Marianne to marry him, but she says, “He loves the crown and his hair, and not in that order.” Things go awry and soon both Marianne and Dawn learn that true love sometimes comes from someone you wouldn’t have thought possible. The relationship of the two sisters is commendable because they really care for each other. In one scene Marianne tells Dawn, “You drive me crazy!” and then she kisses her on the forehead. The Dark Forest, in contrast to the Fairy Kingdom, contains fascinating characters including the Bog King, goblins, and other imaginative characters. A lot of songs, well-known hits from the past, are featured and will be popular with viewers.

This movie contains good themes including that true love will triumph over any love potion and that good things are worth fighting for. It features the Beauty and the Beast theme too. One creature with big teeth is a bit frightening, but I didn’t sense any child being scared when I was in the theater. We are very pleased to award this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. The movie magic is with “Strange Magic!”

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by a few couples; one character cheats on another; two male creatures accidentally kiss for a moment and it’s played for humor.
Language: Slippery little devil-1; Cockroach-1; Fools; Son of a-(Not finished).
Violence: Creature tries to eat a character; some slapstick humor including a few punches and slaps; sword fight between two characters with no one harmed.
Drugs: Love potion is used.
Nudity: None
Other: One character makes a brief motion like he’s hanging and says, “I wish I was dead;” love potion is used but true love wins out; squashed ball makes a flatulence sound.

Info

Company: Touchstone Pictures
Writer: Irene Mecchi and Gary Rydstrom; Story by: George Lucas
Director: Gary Rydstrom
Producer: George Lucas
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Voice Actors: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina and Elijah Kelley
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter