|Directed by||Vicky Jenson|
|Music by||Alan Menken|
|Distributed by||Apple TV+|
Spellbound (originally titled as The Unbreakable Spell) is an upcoming computer-animated musical fantasy film directed by Vicky Jenson from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton, Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin. Produced by Skydance Animation, the film features the voices of Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, John Lithgow, Nathan Lane and Jenifer Lewis. Its music was composed by Alan Menken.
The story is set in a world of magic where a young girl must break the spell that has split her kingdom in two.
On March 16, 2017, David Ellison revealed that Linda Woolverton was writing an animated movie for Skydance Animation. On April 2, 2020, composer Alan Menken revealed that he was working alongside John Lasseter on a project for the studio, which was later announced to be Spellbound. The film will be directed by Vicky Jenson, from a screenplay by Lauren Hyne, Elizabeth Martin and Woolverton, with songs by Menken and longtime collaborator Glenn Slater. Following Lasseter's hiring, then-chief of Paramount Animation Mirielle Soria announced that Paramount Animation would end its informal work with Skydance. Apple Original Films would replace Paramount as a production company on the film, with Apple TV+ distributing.
In April 2022, Rachel Zegler was cast as the lead character. In June, Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, John Lithgow, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis, André De Shields, and Jordan Fisher were added to the cast.
Animation has been provided by Skydance Animation Madrid with portions of production done remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 16, 2017, it was reported that the original release was intended to be in 2019. On December 16, 2020, Apple TV+ entered talks to take over the distribution rights to the films Luck and Spellbound.
On March 22, 2022, it has been reported that Skydance Animation has set a multi-year deal with Spin Master Entertainment to make toys based on the film.