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Exclusive Gary Rydstrom Strange Magic Interview From a George Lucas Animated Story #StrangeMagicEvent

Strange Magic Event at Skywalker Ranch

With a background in sound, Gary Rydstrom, Director of Strange Magic has notable films such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Lord of the Rings, Shrek, Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report, Finding Nemo and so many more under his belt that the impressive list of his accomplishments goes on and on. Turning his hand to directing in the new George Lucas animated film Strange Magic, Gary Rydstrom proves that he has the ability to channel his creative talents to the animated big screen.

During a recent exclusive interview at Skywalker Ranch during a Strange Magic parenting blogger media event, Gary Rydstrom made sport of his sound background and current directing gig for Strange Magic:

Well, the karma and the irony of this movie for me is that I did have a long career, in this building mostly, a career as a sound designer, doing sound effects for movies. And then by the end I found that I often felt at odds with the composer, so it was kind of a fight between the composer and I to have our stuff heard. So I thought of it as karmic revenge from the universe that I get to direct a feature film here and it’s a musical.  

Strange karma indeed Gary.

George Lucas Strange Magic

During the Gary Rydstrom Strange Magic Interview he was asked who his favorite Strange Magic character was he answered with sound advice:

Well, I actually like the Bog King, because that thing we talked about earlier about having your heart broken. And I think we all go through a thing that’s a completely natural thing, it’s when you get your heart broken, you say that’s it, I’m not going to, I’m not going to let myself be vulnerable ever again.He goes to an extreme but it’s something that I can relate to it’s so painful to go through something that makes you feel hurt and less than you should be, and you just don’t want to do it again. So your solution for it is to put up this shield and never let anyone in again. And I know we all do that, and I thought he was someone I could I could relate to. So once you get past that veneer and let your real self come out it’s so much more satisfying both for him and for the one he falls in love with. 

During an exclusive George Lucas interview for Strange Magic, George Lucas said he wanted to create a film for tween girls about a love story with a moral for every generation. The moral of Strange Magic, as Gary Rydstrom pointed out is that everybody deserves to be loved.

Strange Magic is a musical fantasy-fairy tale about love, heartache, bravery and friendship. The film is entertaining, fun and colorful with an all star talent cast.

Strange Magic is in theaters nationwide now!

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Top 10 Kids Movies to Stream on Netflix on a sick day

Netflix, Kids Movies, Kids Movies on Netflix, #StreamTeam

I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, all opinions are my own Today, my 8 year old is home sick from school. I can count on one hand how many school days he has missed from being sick since he was in preschool, it’s simply something that doesn’t happen often. My son is one… 

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From the mind of George Lucas Strange Magic review #StrangeMagicEvent

The lovvvvve potion

Strange Magic, a pop-music musical magical fairy tale loosely based on classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” hits theaters nationwide today Friday January 23rd, 2015. From the mind of George Lucas and directed by Gary Rydstrom, Strange Lucas takes audience members on a fantastical musical journey through 6 decades of popular music with a colorful cast of… 

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Pin it to Win it in January

Let’s start off the new year pinning! I have teamed up with the amazing Makobi Scribe team to offer you guys a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! Good luck! Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is… 

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Elijah Kelly performing 3 little birds at Skywalker Ranch #StrangeMagicEvent

A “Sunny” Disposition During A Strange Magic Elijah Kelley Interview #StrangeMagicEvent

I attended a media trip for Strange Magic, all opinions are my own. It seems as though art really does imitate life, Elijah Kelley who plays Sunny in the newest Lucasfilm animation Strange Magic coming out in theaters nationwide January 23rd, 2015 has a real life sunny disposition just like the songbird elf character he plays… 

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four kids at the park taking up all the swings

Sorry other kids at the park, we took up all the swings – Wordless Wednesday

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Oil Changes Made Mom Convenient At Walmart

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias Moms are natural expert multitaskers, we can talk on the phone while changing the baby’s diaper and order new contacts online while answering the door and making grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch without missing a beat…. 

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An exclusive George Lucas interview at Skywalker Ranch #StrangeMagicEvent

Exclusive George Lucas Interview For Upcoming Animated Film Strange Magic #StrangeMagicEvent

I was invited by Disney on an all expense paid trip, all opinions are my own. Strange Magic Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd. is a musical fairy tale inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” With a vibrant vocal cast and popular songs from the past six decades, Strange Magic tells a… 

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