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Watch: First Trailer for Blue Sky's Animated 'Epic' Forest Action Film

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June 26, 2012
Source: Yahoo

Blue Sky's Epic

Once known as The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, or just Leafmen, Fox has retitled this animated adventure to simply Epic instead. Blue Sky Studios (of Ice Age, Robots, Horton, Rio) is behind Epic, the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and evil. It kind of reminds me of Ghibli's Arrietty meets FernGully, or something like that. The forest looks beautifully animated and there's all kinds of crazy characters, like bad guy sharks, humming birds, butterflies and slugs. I am impressed, this looks expansive, fun and original, like Blue Sky has actually made something quite unique here. Take a look!

Watch the first official trailer for Blue Sky Studio's Epic, originally from Yahoo:

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and evil rages on. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

Epic is based on William Joyce's children's book known as The Leaf Men, being directed by Chris Wedge (who previously directed the first Ice Age and Robots for Blue Sky, plus voices Scrat, too). The voice cast includes Josh Hutcherson as Nod, Amanda Seyfried as Mary Katherine, Beyoncé Knowles, Johnny Knoxville, Aziz Ansari, Jason Sudeikis, Pitbull, Steven Tyler & Judah Friedlander. 20th Century Fox will be bringing Blue Sky's Epic to theaters in 3D starting May 24th, 2013 next summer. Look good?

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  • Danimal
    This actually looks pretty fantastic.
  • wil
    Who does the song in this trailer?
    • SkylerB619
      The Lightning Strike by Snow Patrol.
    • Phillip Gockel
      Snow Patrol
      • wil
        thx
  • orangutanklaus
    thanks yahoo for country restriction ... youtube here i come!
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Greenish Avatar-Saldana Poster Marvelous , Charming , Spectacular : Trailer Vivid , Live , Energic : Picture Love It
  • Jericho
    weeeeeeeeell....i dunno, i have only liked two of the movies they are credited with so this might go either way for me.....
  • waffles
    Looks quite promising...but stupid name. Regardless of whether Epic refers to it being an epic, like an animated retelling of the Odyssey or something. or if they're just being cheeky and this movie "is so awesomely epic, man!", it's going to make marketing a nightmare. Kids are going to tell their parents they want to go see the 'leaf man' movie, not 'Epic'. But yeah, name aside it looks like it could be very good.
    • DoomCanoe
      The Leaf Man movie rolls off your toungue so well to!
  • HarryFiddleSticks
    Looks interesting, but I'm not so excited yet about the voice cast
  • Tester
    This looked more like an nvidia tech demo than a movie trailer.. and what is up with that terrible song selection.
    • Chris Batty
      Totally agree. This looks like ass.
  • Lar
    Anyone else think that regular sized guy in the beginning looked like Bradley Cooper?
  • l.21
    Fern Gully meets Avatar soaked in environmental messaging. yeah, I look forward to it.
  • tzarinna
    It might surprise me and be my favorite movie. Crazy shit happens all the time.
  • Josh
    so they pretty much stole the character design of flynn rider from Tangled (1:03 in the video), but other than that... the animation actually looks pretty incredible for a non-Pixar outing. im in.
  • http://www.facebook.com/SuperChef85 Vreeland Holt
    Can anyone else say Fern Gully?
  • Xander
    This looks cool, but I can do without all the high profile Celebrity voices in the movie. Just give me some good old fashioned voice actors.

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