Beyoncé Knowles Colin Farrell go Epic

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Blue Sky Studios

Blue Sky Studios

Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios announced the voice cast for Epic, a new 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of the Ice Age series and the very popular feature film RioEpic 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.

This new feature will be directed by Chris Wedge and produced by Lori Forte and Jerry Davis. Here’s a the voice cast and the characters they will be portraying:

Beyoncé Knowles (Queen Tara)
Colin Farrell (Ronin)
Josh Hutcherson (Nod)
Amanda Seyfried (Mary Katherine)
Johnny Knoxville (Mandrake)
Aziz Ansari (Mub)
Pitbull (Bufo)
Jason Sudeikis (Bomba)
Steven Tyler (Nim Galuu)
Blake Anderson (Dagda)
Judah Friedlander (Larry)

No production images, or any artwork from the film yet.

The announcement also put the release date as May 24, 2013, which means this film has been in production for a while. It also means the previously announced Leafmen- which was also slated for a May 24, 2013 release- is either pushed back or cancelled.

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