George Lucas attends a special screening of "Strange Magic" hosted by The Cinema Society and Lucasfilm in New York. The animated musical fantasy about a fairy kingdom and true love began as a pet project while Lucas was working on the Star Wars prequels.
George Lucas attends a special screening of "Strange Magic" hosted by The Cinema Society and Lucasfilm in New York. The animated musical fantasy about a fairy kingdom and true love began as a pet project while Lucas was working on the Star Wars prequels. Charles Sykes Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
George Lucas attends a special screening of "Strange Magic" hosted by The Cinema Society and Lucasfilm in New York. The animated musical fantasy about a fairy kingdom and true love began as a pet project while Lucas was working on the Star Wars prequels. Charles Sykes Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
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