Disney has released a new TV spot for their live action adaptation of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The film features Nicolas Cage as a sorcerer who likes to dress like a hobo in his free time and is grooming Jay Burachel to be his successor. Check out the new promo below…

Apprentice is loosely based on the Disney classic Fantasia, but takes place in present day Manhattan. Cage plays a contemporary sorcerer who leaves everything in the hands of his apprentice (Baruchel) when he goes on a trip. The film also stars Alfred Molina as the main villain, an evil sorcerer who believes the world centers around two things, power and control.

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Even though Cage’s performance seems a bit over the top, the film’s based on the concept of good and bad “magic” so what would you expect? Also, the special effects are a plus because they look a lot better than what we’ve seen from that other Disney blockbuster, Prince of Persia (sorry Jake).

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is directed by Jon Turteltaub and co-stars Teresa Palmer and Monica Bellucci. The film opens in theaters nationwide on July 16, 2010.

What do you think of the new TV spot for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice? Are you interested in seeing the film?