George Lucas' new movie

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It was a short "retirement", but George Lucas is back with a new movie ... unfortunately nothing to do with Star Wars.

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Touchstone to Release Lucasfilm's Animated Strange Magic
Lucasfilm film announced today that Touchstone Pictures will release their new animated film, Strange Magic, on January 23, 2015.

Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011's Academy Award-winning film Rango, bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down.

With a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation, Lifted), produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer Mars Attacks!) and executive produced by George Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (Elf), Irene Mecchi (Brave, The Lion King) and Rydstrom.

The voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein and Peter Stormare.

Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (Moulin Rouge) serves as both the musical director and composer.



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It seems he would like to be known for more than Star Wars and Indiana Jones. It's hard to escape those expectations with any new movie he writes. For example, I think Willow gets more crap than it deserves because Lucas is associated with it.