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Epic (2013)

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A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dagda (voice)
... Mub (voice)
... Dandelion Jinn (voice)
... Race Announcer / Additional Voices (voice)
Todd Cummings ... Fruit Fly (Old) (voice)
... Pinecone Jinn (voice)
... Thistle Jinn (voice)
... Ronin (voice)
Jason Fricchione ... Bufo's Goon (voice)
... Taxi Driver (voice)
... Thistle Lady (voice)
... Nod (voice)
... Berry Lady (voice)
... Marigold Girl (voice)
... Biker Dude (voice)
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Young Mary Katherine (M.K.) returns to her eccentric scientist father's home, but his all-consuming quest to discover a tiny civilization in the neighboring forest drives them apart. However, M.K. soon finds herself shrunken down by Queen Tara of that forest who was mortally wounded by the putrefying Boggans, and charged to deliver a pod bearing the new Queen to safety. Together with a veteran Leafman warrior, two goofy mollusks and a young maverick, M.K. agrees to help. As the villainous Boggan leader, Mandrake closes in, M.K. and her new friends must draw on the best of themselves together and discover what they have to save their world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language | See all certifications »

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24 May 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,531,068, 26 May 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$107,518,682

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,426,634
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Loosely based on William Joyce's children's book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs". Like Rise of the Guardians (2012), it was based on a story told to the author's daughter. This film's protagonist, MK (Mary Katherine), is named for Joyce's daughter, who died of a brain tumor on 11 May 2010 when she was 18 years old. See more »

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Bomba: Just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean it's not there.
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Gonna Be Alright
Lyric by Taura Stinson
Music by Raphael Saadiq
Performed by Steven Tyler
Background Vocals by Taura Stinson
Produced by Raphael Saadiq
Steven Tyler performs courtesy of Columbia Records
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The Hidden Kingdom of Tiny Creatures
8 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

The teenager Mary "MK" Katherine returns to the house of her estranged father Professor Bomba, who is a widower scientist obsessed to find tiny creatures that he believes that would live in the forest. MK does not accept the lack of attention of her father with her and decides to leave him again. However the creatures do exist and protect the forest against the evil Boggans and their leader Mandrake that wish to destroy the forest.

Near the solstice, Queen Tara chooses a pod to inherit her healing powers, protected by the Leaf-Men and their leader Ronin. However, they are surprised by an attack of Mandrake and the Boggans and Queen Tara is deadly wounded by Mandrake.

Meanwhile, MK is leaving home and she looks for her three-leg dog Ozzy that has ran to the forest. She finds Queen Tara dying and she shrinks MK with her powers and gives the pod to her. Further Queen Tara asks MK to take the pod to Nim Galuu. When Ronin meets them, he decides to bring MK and the pod to Nim Galuu, with the protection of the young Leaf-Man Nod and the slugs Mub and Grub. Along the dangerous journey, they are chased by Mandrake that wants to bloom the pod in darkness to destroy the forest.

"Epic" is a delightful animation with a story of a fight between the good, represented by tiny creatures that protect the forest and environment, against the evil Boggans that want to destroy the forest. The plot has a beautiful message and is a wonderful family entertainment. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Reino Escondido" ("Hidden Kingdom")


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