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Magic Camp is an upcoming American comedy family film produced by Team Todd and Gunn Films and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is directed by Mark Waters and written by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand, from a story by Steve Martin. The film stars Adam DeVine, Jeffrey Tambor, Gillian Jacobs, Nathaniel McIntyre, Josie Totah and Cole Sand.

Magic Camp
Magic Camp Film Poster.png
Teaser poster
Directed byMark Waters
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Dan Gregor
  • Doug Mand
Story bySteve Martin
Music byRolfe Kent[1]
CinematographyTheo van de Sande
Edited by
Distributed byDisney+
CountryUnited States
Budget$24 million[2]


Andy, at the urging of his former mentor and Magic Camp owner Roy Preston, returns to the camp of his youth hoping to reignite his career. Instead, he finds inspiration in his ragtag bunch of rookie magicians.



On November 2, 2016, it was announced that Walt Disney Pictures had cast Adam DeVine and Jeffrey Tambor to star in the family comedy film Magic Camp, which would be directed by Mark Waters from a latest script by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand, and a previous draft by Steve Martin.[3] DeVine would play a counselor to the magic camp of his youth hoping to reignite his career, while Tambor will play Roy Preston, the mentor and owner of the magic camp. Suzanne Todd would produce the film.[3] On November 9, 2016, Gillian Jacobs was cast in the film as Devine's character's former partner.[4] Josie Totah was cast as Judd. On November 21, Disney added Cole Sand to play Nathan, the best friend of Theo, a 12-year-old boy who attends the Magic Camp as he copes with his father's death.[5]

Principal photography on the film began in January 2017 in and around Los Angeles.[6][7][8]


In September 2017, Disney removed the film's intended release date of April 6, 2018.[9] It was postponed to August 3, 2018, but it was later taken off the release schedule with Christopher Robin taking its old slot.[10] In February 2018, it was revealed that the film will be released on Disney's then-unnamed upcoming streaming service instead.[11]


  1. ^ "Rolfe Kent Scoring Mark Waters' Magic Camp". Film Music Reporter. August 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Film and Television Tax Credit Program Program 2.0 (PDF) (Report). California Film Commission. p. 9. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (November 2, 2016). "Adam DeVine and Jeffrey Tambor to Star in Disney's 'Magic Camp'". Variety. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 9, 2016). "'Community' Star Gillian Jacobs Joins Jeffrey Tambor, Adam DeVine in 'Magic Camp' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (November 21, 2016). "Shyrley Rodriguez & Chinese Stars Added To 'Pacific Rim 2'; Cole Sand Enrolls In 'Magic Camp'". Deadline. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  6. ^ Evry, Max (January 10, 2017). "Magic Camp Begins Production with Jeffrey Tambor". Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Hogarty, Joe (January 18, 2017). "Filming For Disney's "Magic Camp" Has Begun - WDW News Today". WDW News Today. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "Disney's Magic Camp Begins Shooting with Adam Devine & Gillian Jacobs". MovieWeb. January 10, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  9. ^ Pamela, Pamela (September 12, 2017). "Disney Swaps Release Dates for 'Star Wars: Episode IX' and 'Aladdin'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  10. ^ Lesnick, Silas (April 25, 2017). "Disney Movie Release Schedule Gets a Major Update". Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  11. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (February 8, 2018). "Disney Unveils Inaugural Streaming Service Launch Slate To Town; No R-Rated Fare". Deadline. Retrieved February 8, 2018.

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