First Trailer for Animated Adventure-Comedy EPIC Starring Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, and Beyonce Knowles

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The first trailer for the animated feature Epic, from 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios, has landed online.  The story tells of a hidden land deep in the forest where the battle between the forces of good and evil continues under our very noses.  A teenage girl is magically transported into their secret universe where she must combine forces with an assortment of colorful characters in order to save both worlds.  In this first trailer at least, the film comes off as a more serious version of Ferngully.  The visuals are pretty great, but the juxtaposition of the super important-sounding Snow Patrol song seemed a bit off.  That said, I’m interested to see how the makers of Ice Age and Rio tackle this fantastical story, especially in the shadow of this year’s Rise of the Guardians.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  Directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age), the film features the voices of Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried and Johnny KnoxvilleEpic opens in 3D on May 24th, 2013.

Here’s the synopsis for Epic:

EPIC is a 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil.  When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world…and ours.

Trailer via GMA.




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  • Spock Jenkins

    I was forced to sit through a 30 second ad, only to be told: “This video is not available in your location”.

    F**K!!!!!

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  • Scotty

    mmmmmmmmm :) They took my imagination as a child and made a movie out of it!

  • Eddie

    hey adam chitwood, you forgot to mention that both “Epic” and “Rise of the the Guardians” are both based on books by William Joyce, which Joyce is co- directed the guardians movie.

  • sawdust

    the song choice is really off for this story. did not work for me at all.

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  • Mavsfan

    Anyone else think the character looks pretty much identical to Flynn Rider from Tangled?

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  • Olivia

    What song is this???

  • torey mang

    I thought the music set a good mood for this preview it had a nice build up and let me emjoy the over all beauty of this preview cant wait to see this

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