Adam DeVine rediscovers his magical roots in Disney+ trailer for Magic Camp

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Disney has released the first trailer for MAGIC CAMP, a new comedy that pairs a down-on-his-luck magician with a group of misfit campers which is slated to hit Disney+ this Friday. As a boy, Andy Duckerman (Adam DeVine) attended the Institute of Magic and became a camp legend, but decades later, he's struggling to make ends meet and is frustrated by the direction his career has taken. When the Institute invites Andy to return as a counselor, he finds himself in charge of a group of awkward wannabe magicians, not to mention having to deal with his former partner and arch rival, Kristina Darkwood (Gillian Jacobs).

MAGIC CAMP has actually been sitting on a shelf for a couple of years, having wrapped up production in 2017. The film was originally slated for a theatrical release in 2018 but was taken off the schedule. Dropping a trailer mere days before dumping the film on Disney+ clearly shows that the studio really cares about this film. Yikes.

The official synopsis for MAGIC CAMP:

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. As a boy attending the Institute of Magic, a secluded mountain retreat which plays host to a bevy of aspiring young magicians each summer, Andy Duckerman (Adam DeVine) was a camp legend. Now, at 35, he’s struggling to make ends meet as a professional illusionist and is frustrated and depressed by the direction his career has taken. But when the Institute invites Andy to return as a counselor, he finds himself in charge of the greenest and most awkward wannabe magicians, and having to deal with his former partner and current arch rival, Kristina Darkwood (Gillian Jacobs), who’s also a counselor. As Andy slowly gains the respect of his team of ragtag artists, they in turn inspire him to nurture each of their unique talents while preparing them to compete with the camp’s more experienced magicians in the Institute’s annual Top Hat magic contest.

MAGIC CAMP will debut on Disney+ on August 14th.

Magic Camp, Disney+, poster, Adam Devine

Source: Disney+

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