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Epic Trailer Lives Up To Its Name

We’re pretty excited about Epic, the new film from the creators of Ice Age and Rio. Why? Well, for starters, it’s about a teenage girl who shrinks down to the size of a leaf and teams up with tiny forest fairies and bugs to save the world as we know it. Oh, and the film boasts a star-studded cast, including Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé Knowles, and Aziz Ansari. The trailer is seriously lacking clips of its protagonist, but the gorgeous visuals and the promise of a girl lead is pretty exciting. Epic will hit theaters May in 2013.

(via Geek Dad and Bangstyle.)

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  • Chandri MacLeod

    Hmm. So… this is Fern Gully, with the two main roles gender-swapped? Don’t get me wrong, I love Fern Gully and have no problem with that. I do notice, however,  that for a movie with a female lead, she’s in this trailer about 1/8th as much as the little dude-in-armour…?

    (Perhaps future trailers will have more of her?)

  • Katie Rathbun

    This looks beautiful. I got goosebumps at the beginning there. 

  • Rachel Banzhaf

    I’m going with Fern Gully crossed with Avatar. Oh sure there’s no “humanity is bad” in this trailer but every nature movie ends up there.

  • Daniel Head

    Outside of “there is a magical world just out of sight” type setting similar to Fern Gully, The Littles, The Burrowers + Secret World of Arrietty, among many many others-I don’t see that much of a Fern Gully remake in the trailer.  At least nothing compared to something like “Avatar”.  While I’m not going to say I don’t see similarities, I don’t see the whole “Humans bad! The Earth must be saved from them” trope that was the core plot of Fern Gully.

  • Xandra Dust

    This looks cute. Sorta like a more action filled version of Fern Gully.

  • Anonymous

    I am ridiculously pleased to see a trailer with minimal dialogue. Too many animated movies have the wise-cracking commercials. Also…this looks really pretty.

  • Eric Lindberg

    FernGully crossed with Avatar? Isn’t that redundant? Avatar was already basically a FernGully remake with a bigger budget. :P

    In all seriousness, this looks pretty cool. I’m sold. I tend to have a fondness for stories about tiny people. Those were always my favorite stories as a kid.

  • Jerilyn Nighy

    WETA called; it wants its armor designs back.

  • Jerilyn Nighy

    WETA called; it wants its armor designs back.

  • Jerilyn Nighy

    WETA called; it wants its armor designs back.

  • Jerilyn Nighy

    WETA called; it wants its armor designs back.

  • Invisible_Jester89

    … So, this is Ferngully in CGI, with the genders swapped? Hopefully it’ll hold up better than Ferngully did.