The latest DCOM ‘Upside-Down Magic’ makes its highly-anticipated debut on July 31. MeSlop has an EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes take a look at how the magical world got here to be.

“So after we got down to make the film, we knew that Sage Academy needed to be actually particular,” director Joe Nussbaum says in our EXCLUSIVE video. “And what we embraced was the basic, natural nature of a lot of this magic. Turning into animals, speaking to animals, creating hearth, flying via the air all need to do with nature and components.”

Upside-Down Magic follows greatest pals Nory and Reina as they start their journey at Sage Academy for Magical Research. Reina’s skill to harness the ability of fireplace lands her on the high of her class of Flares, however Nory’s wonky magic and proclivity for turning into herself right into a “Dritten” — a half-kitten, half-dragon — lands her in a category for these with upside-down magic.

Nory and Reina head to Sage Academy in ‘Upside-Down Magic.’ (Disney Channel)

Manufacturing designer Invoice Boes revealed what influenced the design of the varsity. “We began off saying these are the principles. There’s no stainless-steel. There’s solely pure issues like bark and wooden. We wished to say nature influenced the design of the varsity,” he stated.

From simply the trailers alone, Upside-Down Magic is really embracing magic and nature. “I believe that youngsters and familiars are going to go bananas for the magic side of this movie as a result of the results are insane,” Vicki Lewis, who performs Headmaster Knightslinger, stated. 

Kyle Howard as Budd Skriff in a scene from the DCOM. (Disney Channel)

The forged and crew went above and past with the particular results. Siena Agudong, who performs Reina, dished about how one specific side of Reina’s powers was created. “I needed to have like a sparkle fireball, and they also put wires via my jacket after which they taped it to my fingers,” Siena revealed. “Having to look down and faux like there was one thing rising in your hand was unbelievable.”

Invoice has acquired two Artwork Administrators Guild Awards for Excellence in Manufacturing Design for his work on A Sequence of Unlucky Occasions and Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hole. His different manufacturing design credit embody The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas, Coraline, and extra. Joe has directed function movies like Sleepover, Sydney White, and Disney’s Promenade. He additionally serves as the chief producer of Disney Channel’s Gabby Duran & The Unsittables.

Siena Agudong on the set of ‘Upside-Down Magic.’ (Disney Channel)

Upside-Down Magic additionally stars Izabela Rose as Nory Boxwood Horace, Kyle Howard as Budd Skriff, Max Torina as Andres Padillo, Elie Samouhi as Elliot Cohen, and Alison Fernandez as Pepper Paloma. The Disney Channel Unique Film will premiere July 31 at eight p.m. ET.