.Get ready for a musical treat with Spellbound, a new feature-length 3D animation film from Skydance Animation, with brand-new songs by former Disney composer Alan Menken. With John Lasseter of Disney and Pixar fame at the helm, people of all ages are sure to enjoy the visually stunning film.
Spellbound is an engaging tale about a princess whose parents, the king and queen, have been transformed into wild and crazy monsters by a spell. Audiences join the princess on her mission in the fictional kingdom of Lumbria. She strives to release the spell throughout her fantastical adventures and exciting escapades, showcased by a brilliant original soundtrack with all-new music.
The script was written by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek, who worked on Disney’s famous animated film Mulan, and Linda Woolverton, who was the creative mastermind behind some of the industry’s most emotionally moving masterpieces, like The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. With a team of talented scriptwriters, there are sure to be hilarious jokes, witty banter, and meaningful character interactions to enjoy throughout the film.
John Lasseter and Vicky Jenson, the co-director behind the 2001 smash hit Shrek, have lined up an all-star voice cast for the film, including Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow, Javier Bardem, Jenifer Lewis, and Nathan Lane. Alan Menken joins the powerhouse team along with lyricist Glen Slater, the duo behind Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated hit song “I See The Light” from Disney’s Tangled. Menken also wrote music for some of Disney’s most classic films, including The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.
Jenson, who is also known for her work on animated family favorites like Shark Tale and The Road to El Dorado, says one song is a powerful ballad with the same emotional pull as “I See The Light.” It plays during the film’s opening scene when the princess is reminiscing about life before her parents were turned into ferocious monsters. With heartwarming lyrics, impressive vocals, and stunning instrumental background, audiences are sure to hear their favorite catchy tunes from this movie on the radio.
John Lasseter brings endearing, lovable characters to life in Spellbound, from a plucky princess with beasts for parents to magical creatures with larger-than-life abilities. John has been the creative force behind some of the world’s most beloved animated features, including Toy Story, Cars, and A Bug’s Life.
As with Lasseter’s other films, emotions take center stage in Spellbound, with audiences likely to leave the film feeling excited, sad, happy, and satisfied all at once. Adults and children alike will enjoy the raucous fun and learn some important life lessons along the way. You won’t want to miss the brand-new songs, memorable stories, and brilliant animations that Spellbound has in store.
About Skydance Animation
Skydance Animation is an up-and-coming studio with some of the most brilliant minds in the industry. With organic stories, bold graphics, and thrilling musical scores, Skydance’s films are sure to become beloved family favorites. The studio also has a new set of original toy licenses to accompany its feature films, including keychains, figurines, plush toys, games, pens and pencils, and other creative items.
About John Lasseter
John Lasseter is the driving creative force at Skydance Animation, leading the charge on the studio’s first two feature-length films, Spellbound and Luck. He has a long list of popular movies under his belt, including older classics like The Fox and the Hound and The Black Cauldron. He also directed and produced many of Pixar’s most successful films, like Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., Brave, Coco, Inside Out, Up, Wall-E, and many more.