Animated Movie: Strange Magic (aka Love Songs Greatest hits)

About the only love song missing from this movie was Frank Sinatra's L.O.V.E.

This movie is 90% musical numbers and I was okay with that. The reviews for the movie aren't great but I really enjoyed it. Of course I love Disney movies and musicals so that's probably part of it.

The story is told to us through the songs sung, and it's a love story! The typical 'Love crosses all borders' story. It never gets old for me, I'm a sucker for these movies. It feels like they drop us in the middle of a story already in progress but it's not hard to get caught up on what's going on as the movie progresses. The ending scene was a bit anti-climactic, maybe because it still left some questions unanswered. It made me want a sequel! I could watch this over again, even if just for the music. Sometimes it's nice to watch a movie that is generally happy and wholesome. Younger kids may not enjoy this movie as much as teens or adults, but it's still a worthwhile watch.

I thought the animation was beautiful and the fairy wings were stunning. Like moving stained glass windows.

There is a lot of recognizable voices and they were cast very well. I really enjoyed Kristin Chenoweth as the sugar plum fairy and Alan Cumming was great as the Bog King.

I've now got plenty of love songs stuck in my head.

Love is strange indeed.

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