Rachel Zegler is Spellbound in Netflix's animated movie: Everything about the 2024 release

Find out everything we know about the upcoming release of the musical fantasy Spellbound starring Rachel Zegler as Princess Ellian!
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Get ready to be Spellbound with the release of Netflix's new animated film starring The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' Rachel Zegler! The upcoming animated musical fantasy film directed by Vicky Jenson, follows Princess Ellian, a young girl who must break the spell that has split her kingdom in two. The official synopsis, as per IMDb, reads:

"Spellbound follows the adventures of Ellian, the tenacious princess who must go on a daring quest to save her family and kingdom after a mysterious spell transforms her parents, the King and Queen of Lumbria, into monsters."


If you're curious about the upcoming release of Spellbound and want to learn more about the animated film, you're in the right place! Join us as we reveal everything we know so far about the musical fantasy. From the captivating storyline to the stellar cast and crew, we've got all the juicy details on this spellbinding cinematic delight below!

Everything we know about Spellbound

Rachel Zegler
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As mentioned, Spellbound is an upcoming animated film set to debut on Netflix in 2024. This whimsical musical fantasy, brought to life by Skydance Animation, promises to whisk audiences away on an enchanting adventure!

Based on the screenplay by Linda Woolverton, Lauren Hynek, Elizabeth Martin, and Julia Miranda, Spellbound weaves a captivating tale of magic and bravery. The animated film will feature original music compositions by none other than the legendary Alan Menken, who also wrote the songs with longtime collaborator and lyricist Glenn Slater.

Who is the cast?

Nicole Kidman
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Get ready to be star-struck because Spellbound is bringing together a dream team of Hollywood's finest to breathe life into its animated characters! According to IMDb, the all-star actors who are lending their voices to this magical adventure include:

  • Rachel Zegler as Princess Ellian
  • Nicole Kidman as Queen Ellsmere
  • Javier Bardem as King Solon
  • John Lithgow as Minister Bolinar
  • Nathan Lane as Oracle of the Sun
  • Jenifer Lewis as Minister Nazara Prone
  • André De Shields as Oracle of the Moon
  • Jordan Fisher as Callan
  • Olga Merediz as The General
  • Nick Drago and Vanessa Nichole as the Video Reference Dancers

When is Spellbound coming to Netflix?

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Originally slated for release in 2019, Spellbound took a magical detour, switching distributors from Apple TV+ to Netflix in October 2023. While Spellbound is scheduled for release in 2024 on Netflix, an exact release date has yet to be revealed by the streaming giant. However, there are some rumored dates floating around! According to IMDb, the movie might be released on May 3, 2024, while Wikipedia speculates a release date of July 18, 2024. But until an official update has been made, take this information with a grain of salt.

As the countdown to Spellbound's release continues, stay tuned to Netflix Life for more updates and release news!

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