There are always families looking for great entertainment, and they’ve found it in the works of Skydance Animation. This is a newer animation studio that is led by John Lasseter. This studio combines some of the best names in animation and storytelling for a powerhouse of creativity. The studio was created to bring together talent from across the world and to tell the most original stories around. Each of the films and the series from Skydance Animation used completely original characters and storylines. Skydance Animation is becoming a big creative voice in the world of animation. Its latest effort, Spellbound, is largely under wraps, but there are many things that we now know about it. 

John Lasseter and SkyDance Animation

John Lasseter came from the world of animation to bring his expertise and experience to a new studio. He has won two Academy Awards for his work in the industry. When Lasseter joined Skydance Animation he envisioned it as a place where people from around the world could come together to create the best in modern animation. With headquarters in New York and Madrid, it has brought together some of the biggest names in the industry.

John Lasseter had been the chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. These are the two largest animation studios in the world. He was a big part of their success, especially at Pixar. He was a pioneer in the realm of using CGI in animation. After his experience in entertainment and animation, John Lasseter joined Skydance to help lead the new animation studio. He began Skydance Animation for big new projects that would become family favorites. Spellbound is the latest offering from the studio. It’ll be distributed by Apple+ and will debut in 2024. For Spellbound, many of the biggest names in entertainment were brought together for an original animated musical. 

Family Animated Musical

Spellbound is an animated film that has its original score as well as a host of original songs. The film will be in 3D for extra immersion into its world. The score and songs were created by Alan Menken, an eight-time Academy Award winner who worked on some of the most beloved modern animated films. The lyrics of the songs were written by Glenn Slater, an Academy Award nominee. The medium of music was chosen because of the highly emotional nature of the story and the characters. The film is said to be steeped in emotions that range from anger to fun and happiness. It’s an engaging film that uses music to express big emotions that kids and adults alike can relate to. The plot has twists and will bring audiences a lot of surprises. 

Spellbound Details

The cast of voices includes several Academy Award winners and nominees. These include Javier Bardem, Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, Tituss Burgess, Nathan Lan, Jennifer Lewis, and John Lithgow. The plot follows Lumbria, a magical kingdom in which Nicole Kidman plays the queen. The king and queen are very close to their daughter, Princess Ellian. Then, the king and queen fall under a magic spell that makes them turn into monsters. The princess, voiced by Rachel Zegler, then has to try to free them from the spell and keep the kingdom, and her family, together. The princess experiences both sadness and joy as she has her adventures. Spellbound is set to be a strong offering from John Lasseter and Skydance Animation.

By Manali