A gallery of fairies, goblins and other fantastic creatures hilariously compete for ownership of a potent miracle potion in this lavish animated musical adventure inspired by Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
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- Gary Rydstrom
- This movie is
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Strange Magic is an animated musical loosely based on Shakepseare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Like a Baz Luhrmann film, the movie -- which George Lucas co-wrote and executive produced -- uses a mix of classic and contemporary pop and rock songs to further the plot. The fairy-themed romance/adventure features more kissing than the typical animated tale (including one male fairy kissing someone other than his bride-to-be on their wedding day), and the violence includes hand-to-hand combat, dueling, sword play, and a kidnapping/hostage situation. Themes center on the idea that love should be based on more than looks, and you shouldn't assume anything based on someone's size or beauty.
- Mostly grabbing, pushing, and shoving, along with a kidnapping/hostage taking. The Bog King and his cronies battle the fairy army, occasionally with swords. The fairy army brings down the Bog King's kingdom. The Sugar Plum fairy is imprisoned for most of the movie.
- "Son of a ..." (the character doesn't complete the exclamation).
- Social Behavior
- Love shouldn't be based just on looks, but on personal connection, friendship, and mutual attraction. The story also encourages people not to assume anything based on someone's size or beauty.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A love potion leaves those under the influence believing they're in love with the person they lay their eyes on after being exposed to it.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it