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George Lucas’ Animated "Strange Magic" Conjures First Trailer

The first trailer has arrived for the fairy-tale musical inspired by William Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

The First Trailer For LucasFilm's Strange Magic Isn't Strange Enough

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We only first heard about Lucasfilm's new CG animated movie Strange Magic when it was announced a week and a half ago as a musical semi-remake of A Midsummer Night's Dream with pop songs. Now the first trailer is here, and unfortunately it looks like stuff we've seen many times before. Read more...

‘Strange Magic’ Trailer: Animated Musical Fantasy Dreamed Up By George Lucas

Lucasfilm is getting into the CG animation game, and the company’s first film, directed by Gary Rydstrom (Lifted, Toy Story‘s Hawaiian Vacation) from a story by George Lucas, is a musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream and (if the tunes are anything to go by) the teen culture of the ’50s and ’60s. Show More Summary

First Look At George Lucas' 'Strange Magic'

George Lucas' Strange Magic will be released by Touchstone Pictures next January. The animated comedy is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The film feature popular songs from the past six decades. This...Show More Summary

First Look: Strange Magic

Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Strange Magic – a ‘madcap fairy tale musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will be the company’s first theatrical release since the company was acquired by Disney. Strange Magic stars an amazing voice cast – Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristen Chenowith, Maya Rudolph and Peter Stormare among them – and will be released through […]

George Lucas Penned a New Animated Film Based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, Out Next January

last monthOdd : The Daily What

Called Strange Magic, the film stars Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenowith, and Maya Rudolph, and is to be released on January 23, 2015. From the press release: "Strange Magic," a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015. Show More Summary

‘Strange Magic': Lucasfilm musical based on ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Strange Magic,” a musical animated feature film inspired by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” is coming to theaters in […]

First Look At George Lucas' Pop Song-Filled Fairy Musical

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here's your first look at Lucasfilm's non-Star Wars feature based on a story George Lucas dreamed up with inspiration from A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's called Strange Magic, and, oh yeah, it's a musical made up of pop songs. Read more...

Antrim, Fabled and Antic

If you’ve been teaching for a while, you’ve probably at some point included A Midsummer Night’s Dream on a syllabus. Perhaps you’ve blasted through the play in a week or two, as I have. (When I teach Calvino’s Six Memos… Continue reading ?

RNZB appoints new AD from ItalyNew Liam Scarlett production of Midsummer Night's Dream, too

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has tapped former La Scala dancer and director of MaggioDanza, Francesco Ventriglia, as its new artistic director to replace Ethan Stiefel who is coming home to the U.S. The 36-year-old, who is also an accomplished...

DANCING JOHN NEUMEIER’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Fairies, lovers, donkeys and a love spell gone completely wrong…Houston Ballet begins its 2014-15 season with the company premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, choreographed by John Neumeier  and inspired by William Shakespeare’s famous comedy, from September 4 – 14 at Wortham Theater Center. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Artists of […]

The Dream – Bell Shakespeare (win a double pass!)

4 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and a frequent presence on the stage.  Only last year local group Centrepiece Theatre ran a well-received production at The Q.  Now Bell Shakespeare is about the venture out into the thick forest of Midsummer Night’s Dream interpretations with their own take on the [...]

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The App for Our Time

This is a review of the Actors' Gang's new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. I reviewed last year's production right around this time. I wanted to watch this show every night, laughing, engaged by the lyric, mythic and wacky action. If...Show More Summary

A Midsummer Night's Dream Wedding

5 months agoNews : CitizenSugar

Brace yourselves. You're about to get lost in the magical beauty of this wedding in New South Wales, Australia. Laura and Dylan's big day was perfectly captured by Hilary Cam, described by the bride as "A Midsummer Night's Dream setShow More Summary

Manga Shakespeare

Three Manga illustrators transformed the classics A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello and Romeo and Juliet into Japanese-style cinematic graphic novels, set in a dystopian future Tokyo.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

[Originally published on 7/2/2014] Headed into this year we had looked for the one way street in equities that had led the 2013 Meridian charge, to consolidate in traffic - as those markets more impressionable to inflation expectations - or lack thereof - would emerge with the performance baton. Show More Summary

Popcorn & Candy: Our True Intent is All for Your Delight Edition

This week's Popcorn & Candy selections include Peter Hall's 1968 "A Midsummer's Night Dream," a documentary about Aaron Swartz, and more. [ more › ]

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