Good to See George Lucas Is Hard at Work on Those Experimental Films…Just Kidding


There are many myths in the world of George Lucas. “I always intended Greedo to shoot first,” “Jar Jar is popular with children,” and of course “When I’m done with Star Wars, I’m going to make experimental films that aren’t commercial.”

Above is the first still from an animated musical fairy-tale version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, executive-produced and written by Lucas, featuring a pop-song soundtrack by the music producer of Moulin Rouge, Marius de Vries. It’s called Strange Magic, and released through Disney via Touchstone, which means it’s probably PG-13-ish (maybe due to pop-song lyrics?). Impressive…Most impressive that this is apparently opening in January and this is the first we’ve heard of it.

To be hopeful…or not to be?