Strange Magic (2015)

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.

Strange Magic (2015) - A whimsical tale of love and enchantment.
Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay

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.

Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

Director: Gary Rydstrom
Writers: David Berenbaum (screenplay), George Lucas (story), 2 more credits
Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Kristin Chenoweth.

Initial release: January 23, 2015 (USA)
Running time: 99 minutes
Music composed by: Marius de Vries

The story revolves around a realm divided into the magical and the mysterious, where a love potion causes chaos among various fantastical creatures. The film features a blend of popular songs from different eras, giving it a unique musical experience. Despite its visually stunning animation and engaging musical numbers, “Strange Magic” received mixed reviews from critics. It remains an interesting and whimsical addition to the world of animated films.

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