Watch: First Trailer for Blue Sky's Animated 'Epic' Forest Action Film
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?
Reader Feedback - 19 Comments
This actually looks pretty fantastic.
Danimal on Jun 26, 2012
Who does the song in this trailer?
wil on Jun 26, 2012
The Lightning Strike by Snow Patrol.
SkylerB619 on Jun 26, 2012
Phillip Gockel on Jun 26, 2012
wil on Jun 27, 2012
thanks yahoo for country restriction ... youtube here i come!
orangutanklaus on Jun 26, 2012
Greenish Avatar-Saldana Poster Marvelous , Charming , Spectacular : Trailer Vivid , Live , Energic : Picture Love It
Ehsan Davodi on Jun 26, 2012
weeeeeeeeell....i dunno, i have only liked two of the movies they are credited with so this might go either way for me.....
Jericho on Jun 26, 2012
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.
waffles on Jun 26, 2012
The Leaf Man movie rolls off your toungue so well to!
DoomCanoe on Jun 26, 2012
Looks interesting, but I'm not so excited yet about the voice cast
HarryFiddleSticks on Jun 26, 2012
This looked more like an nvidia tech demo than a movie trailer.. and what is up with that terrible song selection.
Tester on Jun 26, 2012
Totally agree. This looks like ass.
Chris Batty on Jun 26, 2012
Anyone else think that regular sized guy in the beginning looked like Bradley Cooper?
Lar on Jun 26, 2012
Fern Gully meets Avatar soaked in environmental messaging. yeah, I look forward to it.
l.21 on Jun 26, 2012
It might surprise me and be my favorite movie. Crazy shit happens all the time.
tzarinna on Jun 26, 2012
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.
Josh on Jun 26, 2012
Can anyone else say Fern Gully?
Vreeland Holt on Jun 26, 2012
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.
Xander on Jun 27, 2012
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