The movie community has superheroes on the brain – understandably, what with Iron Man 3 roaring into theaters this weekend. But families also have Epic on their radars, as the recent trailers for the upcoming nature-based movie have made the animated adventure a must-see during the summer blockbuster season.
Directed by Chris Wedge – helmer of the amazing Ice Age and Robots – Epic transports audiences to a miniaturized world where the forces of nature led by the Leafmen defend an important forest from a looming threat. Amanda Seyfried voices the lead role of Mary Katherine, the daughter of a scientist who is pulled into the ongoing battle. Seyfried is joined in the cast by Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari and the multi-faceted Beyonce Knowles, voicing Queen Tara – the closest thing Epic has to Mother Nature.
Knowles participated in a behind-the-scenes clip from Epic that we’re happy to share with you below:
The animation in Epic looks breathtaking. Simply amazing. You can enjoy even more of it in a clip that just landed on Yahoo Movies:
Animation fanatics have a number of anticipated titles to look forward to as the summer season rolls along, from Monsters University to Turbo. Epic launches the animation portion of the Summer 2013 frame, and if it ends up being as amazing as it looks, we are in for a groundbreaking season.