Fox and Blue Sky Studios announce “Epic” casting

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Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox Ani­ma­tion and Blue Sky Stu­dios announced Thurs­day the voice cast for Epic, a 3D CG action-adventure com­edy that reveals a hid­den world unlike any other.

From the cre­ators of Ice Ageand 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 teenage 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.

Bey­once Knowles, one of the most widely rec­og­nized and highly respected women in pop cul­ture and star of the upcom­ing A Star Is Born, voices Queen Tara; Colin Far­rell (Total Recall) is Ronin; Josh Hutch­er­son (The Hunger Games) is Nod; Amanda Seyfried (Dear John) por­trays Mary Kather­ine; and Johnny Knoxville (Jack­ass) voices Mandrake.

Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recre­ation) por­trays Mub, and rap­per Pit­bull voices Bufo. Jason Sudeikis (Hor­ri­ble Bosses and the upcom­ing The Cam­paign) por­trays Bomba, and rock leg­end and Amer­i­can Idol judge Steven Tyler is Nim Galuu.

Co-starring are Blake Ander­son (Worka­holics) as Dagda, and Judah Fried­lan­der (30 Rock) as Larry.

Epic charges into the­aters every­where May 24, 2013. The film is directed by Acad­emy Award-winner Chris Wedge, and pro­duced by Lori Forte (Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift) and Jerry Davis (Robots).

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