Strange Magic

Having passed the torch on the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas now shares another fantasy story of his. This time the adventure is rooted in the fantastic world of goblins, elves, fairies and

Having passed the torch on the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas now shares another fantasy story of his. This time the adventure is rooted in the fantastic world of goblins, elves, fairies and imps of all stripes, battling over a potion of great power. While sprinkled with Pop songs from the past six decades, the story bears the imprint of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in its DNA. Sound mixing and editing veteran Gary Rydstrom (Academy Award-winner for Jurassic Park, Titanic and Saving Private Ryan) steers this animated romp (he’s also known for directing the short Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation), showcasing the vocal talents of Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph, Peter Stormare and Evan Rachel Wood. (Opens wide Friday) (PG) Not screened in time for review