There’s another animated film coming out on Friday! The film, Strange Magic, is inspired by one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There are a ton of talented actors and actresses lending their voices to the film: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare. It looks to be a really fun flick for both us parents and the kiddos. Here’s part of the press release,

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., 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 bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas, “Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015.

 

So set a date and go out with the kids! Get them in the spirit by using these fun activity sheets!

Maze – click here to print your own!

Memory Cards – Click here to print them off.

Check your local listings and set a date. Print off these activity sheets and maybe grab a bite to eat before or after the movie. Then do them together as a family as you wait for your food to come. What do think? Good old fashioned family fun!

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Bert Anderson is a blogger and social media manager mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She’s the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or 19, there’s a first time for everything. She’s a lover of coffee, conversations, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.

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