The theme music from The Lord of the Rings is permanently ingrained in the minds of many a fantasy fan. Now hear it like it was meant to be played, thanks to flutist Paul Harvey, who performed the tune inside of a mile-long tunnel along a trail in Wisconsin. The acoustics add the perfect air of mystery.
RPGs and fantasy movies often send their characters on a quest for a mythical object. The Minute Hour and animator slouch take a jab at the trope with a cartoon about a man and his quest to capture an orb that possesses such mysterious powers that even we shall not understand them by the end of the video.
Disney+ and Lucasfilm revisit the magical world of Willow with a new TV series. Warwick Davis reprises his role as the unlikely hero in an epic battle of good vs. evil. The trailer looks wonderful, though we will miss Val Kilmer’s Madmartigan. Premieres 11.30.22.
This surreal and imaginative animated fantasy follows the story of an astronaut dog sent into space to investigate a seemingly dead planet. But when she arrives, she has a revealing encounter about her species’ past that could change their future forever. Written, directed, and animated by Jordan Speer.
New York Times bestselling illustrator Kerby Rosanes presents another captivating and imaginative coloring book. Mythic World features over 55 mythical and legendary creatures set against some of the world’s most evocative landscapes and locations. The book is available in both paperback and spiral-bound editions.
A fantasy retelling of the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s rebellious nephew, and his quest to defeat the Green Knight. Dev Patel portrays the young knight, who tangles with ghosts, giants, grifters, and other baddies on his mission to prove himself and end the Green Knight’s reign of terror. In theaters 7.30.2021.
Artist Kerby Rosanes‘ coloring books are loaded with intricate illustrations of fantasy worlds, combining coloring with a hide-and-seek challenge. The series includes Animorphia, Imagimorphia, Fantomorphia, Geomorphia, and our fave, Mythomorphia, loaded with dragons, griffins, and other mythical creatures.
Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger square off in this over-the-top fantasy adventure about a kung fu master who must escape his homeland to bring his daughter a special talisman that lets her control a dragon. It looks completely ridiculous, and we kind of just want to see it for the hairdos. Drops 11.20.2020.
Screen Junkies goes back to the ’80s to poke some fun at The NeverEnding Story, a childhood fantasy movie that’s loaded with imaginative imagery and the kind of darkness you’d expect when you hire the guy who directed Das Boot and Outbreak to make a kids movie.
Obsessed with a legend about a woman who lives on the moon, a young girl becomes determined to build her own rocket to prove that the myth is true. The trailer for this upcoming animated film gives away too much, but our curiosity is piqued. From award-winning filmmaker Glen Keane. Coming to Netflix Fall 2020.
Filmmaker Fabrice Mathieu is best known for his creative reimaginings of classic movies. But his latest short film is a standalone work about a mysterious afterworld a man encounters after his death. We love the collaged style of the visuals, and the surrealist environments inspired by the art of Marc Giai-Miniet.
(PG-13: Language) A group of conspiracy theorists convene on a cruise ship to meet one of their most steadfast believers. But as his crackpot theories start to show their cracks, something unexpected happens aboard the ship. Brad Abrahams fantastic short film has great performances and the perfect amount of dramatic tension.
Created by author Benjamin Hunting, artist Joe Ng, and designer Angela Hodge, Code 45 is a five-issue graphic novel about a Montreal subway driver who hears rumors about monsters dwelling in the tunnels. As she and her co-workers take drugs to deal with their anxieties, the boundary between real and imagined becomes blurred.
An upcoming game created by Hidetaka Miyazaki of Dark Souls fame and writer George R.R. Martin. Elden Ring will be FromSoftware’s largest and most ambitious title yet, dropping players into a bloody and dark world from the mind behind some of the greatest fantasy books of all time. Coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, this lighthearted Amazon Prime series follows the tale of an angel and a demon who become friends after running into each other over thousands of years, and who must team up to help save the world from armageddon.
In The House with a Clock In Its Walls, a kid moves in with his uncle, who turns out to be part of a town of witches and warlocks. They end up trying to stop a demonic clock hidden inside a house. Eli Roth directs this adaptation of a classic children’s book. Premieres 9/21/18.
(PG-13 Language) J.R.R. Tolkien takes on George R.R. Martin in an epic rap battle of the R.R.s. If the prize was strictly based on the amount of blood spilled, Martin would win, while Tolkien is the clear victor at the box office. Of course Martin does have Gregor Clegane on his side.