Watch: Gorgeous Full Length Trailer for Blue Sky Animation's 'Epic'

November 20, 2012
Source: Apple


"We are the Leafmen, protectors of the forest." The first trailer for Blue Sky Animation's Epic (once known as The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, or just Leafmen) used a Snow Patrol song to great effect with some beautiful animation, and now we get a better idea of the story in this animated, well, epic. Honestly, there are some shots here that are breathtaking, but I'm not sure how the sillier dialogue will play along with it. I like Aziz Ansari as a slug, basically a makeshift Donkey from Shrek, but I'm not sure that kind of character fits in a film like this. We'll find out when the film arrives next summer, I guess. Watch the trailer!

Here's the second official trailer for Blue Sky Animation's Epic, originally from Apple:

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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  • beevis
    i'll see it if just for the art/animation ......really nice-looking. btw - LOVED ozzie at the end.
  • Zen
    I assumed this was just a Fern Gully rip, but it's looking like a bit more than that now. I'm interested.
  • srdiaz
    take avatar + FernGully + honey, i shrunk the kids = this movie. maybe not the best idea, but i'm sure it will be fun to watch...
    • Richie G
      why not just Ferngully?
  • Jackmooney9
    I know what the oscar will go to next year!
  • Nielsen700
    This looks great. The slug felt kinda out of place with the rest of the trailer though.
  • That sounded like Christoph Waltz as well.
  • Rocket High
    I think it would've been nice if they hired British voice actors for this, the slang American script kinda ruins the majesty of the animation, it just doesn't jive..but nonetheless, superb animation!
  • TK
    Wonderful imagination. Looks great indeed. Story has been done before but hopefully there are some nice twists and turns to keep it interesting.
  • Arthur and the Invisibles?!?!?!!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!?
  • Stupid title, but some big name voice actors and beautiful animation so I think this will be good. My kids are gonna love it for sure, and this looks like what The Guardians of Ga Hoole should've been.
  • Ronin (from Epic) character design VS Flynn from Disney's Tangled. ummm.....
  • excuse me Nod from Epic not Ronin
  • conradthegreat
    Dumb title. Also it's pretty ballsy: EPIC. Aziz Ansari = WIN




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