Based on the fantasy novel “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs” by William Joyce the creators of Ice Age and Rio, Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation, brought “Epic” to theaters everywhere on May 24th, 2013.
Epic tells the story of a teenage girl who finds herself in a secret world, and is witness to a battle between the forces of good and evil. Once there, she must help a team of whimsical characters save their world and, in the process, save the real world as well. In the film Beyonce Knowles makes her voice acting debut as Tara, Queen of the Forest. The character is not a huge departure from Beyonce’s real life persona as a beautiful, agile and strong woman. Her character, Tara, is the life force of the forest, which she presides over with respect, compassion and humour.
The film is directed by Chris Wedge a renowned film director, film producer, screenwriter, cartoonist, and voice actor himself. He’s best known for his work on Ice Age and Robots and is the co-founder of Blue Sky Studios.
Epic features a star-studded cast:
- Beyonce Knowles
- Colin Farrell
- Josh Hutcherson
- Amanda Seyfried
- Christoph Waltz
- Aziz Ansari
- Chris O’Dowd
- Jason Sudeikis
- Rapper ‘Pitbull’
- Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler