Disney+ may have The Mandalorian and a bunch of other Star Wars and Marvel shows on the way, but the thing that’s really keeping that 60M+ subscriber base happy right now? It’s a bunch of exclusive family-friendly content, and the latest is a kid film titled Magic Camp, which has Adam Devine and Gillian Jacobs as rival magicians.
While this might’ve been more interesting if Devine and Jacobs were practicing the Dark Arts, the magic of Magic Camp is purely of the David Copperfield variety. The story takes place at a magic camp for kids, and involves a group of misfits who need to learn a few tricks. Devine’s character is a bit of a douche who thinks he’s a bigger deal than he actually is…so basically every character Devine has been playing since Pitch Perfect.
Interestingly, the film is directed by Mark Waters, best known for Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. He most recently was behind the camera for Bad Santa 2, so this is quite a change of pace from that one. A ton of writers had their hand at the script, including Max Winkler (Ceremony) and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood duo Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue.
Also starring Jeffrey Tambor, Cole Sand, Nathaniel McIntyre, and Aldis Hodge, Magic Camp hits Disney+ on August 14th.
SYNOPSIS: A group of misfit campers help a down-on-his-luck magician rediscover his love of magic in Disney’s “Magic Camp,” a heartwarming comedy about finding joy and confidence in self-acceptance.