Optical Illusions is a 2027 American animated musical fantasy action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. The film stars the voices of John Cusack, Eddie Murphy, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, James Franco, Anne Hathaway, Kevin Michael Richardson, Steve Buscemi, Alan Tudyk, and Owen Wilson. It is loosely based on Airline Barium's book Opt: An Illusionary Tale and tells the story of a jester named Opt and a dragon named Shester as they set out to stop an evil cook from killing King Mandrid and Queen Marissa. The film was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and was released on May 7, 2027. The film received generally positve reviews from critics and grossed over $1 billion worldwide, making it the third highest-grossing film of 2027.
Set in a fictional kingdom called "Illusionland", the film follows the story of a jester named Opt and a dragon named Shester who work to together to stop an evil cook from killing King Mandrid and Queen Marissa, rulers of the kingdom.
- John Cusack as Opt, a cynical but friendly jester who serves as King Mandrid and Queen Marissa's royal fool.
- Eddie Murphy as Shester, a wisecracking dragon and Opt's best friend.
- Bruce Willis as King Mandrid, the male ruler of Illusionland who respects dragons and is especially nice to Opt.
- Demi Moore as Queen Marissa, the female ruler of Illusionland and Mandrid's wife.
- James Franco as Prince George, King Mandrid and Queen Marissa's son.
- Anne Hathaway as Lulu, a rebellious former bride and Prince George's girlfriend.
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Andy Griffin, a griffin who hosts a talk show. His name is a parody of Andy Griffith.
- Steve Buscemi as Ratty, a winged rat who works as a cleaner in the king and queen's castle.
- Alan Tudyk as Jefferson, a nasty chef who seeks to murder the king and queen at midnight.
- Owen Wilson as Thomas, Jefferson's assistant.
- Jim Cummings as Jeff, the owner of Lone Star Steakhouse.
- Rob Lowe as Johnson and Ed, Lone Star waiters, respectively.