Fox has debuted the trailer for Hutcherson’s upcoming animated movie “Epic,” and it teases a world where fairy-like creatures are forces to be reckoned with. Hutcherson’s pint-sized character can be seen hurling through tree branches and avoiding his enemies’ arrows in a pretty agile manner. The film actually looks a lot better than that logline makes it sound.
But Hutcherson isn’t the only awesome actor to lend his voice talents to the project. Beyonce, Pitbull. Amanda Seyfried, Aziz Ansari, Jason Sudeikis, Johnny Knoxville, Steven Tyler and Judah Friedlander all came on board for this movie that looks like it’s a cross between “Fern Gully” and “Avatar.”
“Epic” follows Seyfried’s character Mary Katherine as a teenage girl who gets magically transported to a secret universe. There she is forced to ally herself with a colorful array of characters in order to save the world. Hutcherson is voicing the warrior we see in the trailer named Nod, while Ansari is the slug Mub that we hear at the end. Beyonce is playing Queen Tara.
The animation in this trailer looks fantastic, but that’s likely because it comes from Blue Sky Animation, the same group behind “Rio” and the “Ice Age” movies. “Epic” looks to be their take on the action-adventure genre, and based on this one teaser trailer, it seems like they got the basics down.
“Epic” comes out in 3D in May 2013.
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