Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Will Feature Voices of Beyonce, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Aziz Ansari, And More
Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Adding to the big day over at 20th Century Fox, they’ve just announced the full voice cast for their latest CG 3D animated film called Epic. Created by Blue Sky Studios, Epic (formerly called Leafmen) “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.”
The voice cast is impressive. It includes Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Knoxville, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Blake Anderson and Judah Friedlander.
Directed by Chris Wedge, Epic is scheduled for release May 24, 2013. Read more after the jump.
Here’s the full press release for Epic:
Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios today announced the voice cast for EPIC, 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.
BEYONCÉ 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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