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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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Chris Wedge

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James V. Hart (screenplay), William Joyce (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
2 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Anderson ... Dagda (voice)
Aziz Ansari ... Mub (voice)
Allison Bills ... Dandelion Jinn (voice)
Jim Conroy ... Race Announcer / Additional Voices (voice)
Todd Cummings Todd Cummings ... Fruit Fly (Old) (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Pinecone Jinn (voice)
Troy Evans ... Thistle Jinn (voice)
Colin Farrell ... Ronin (voice)
Jason Fricchione Jason Fricchione ... Bufo's Goon (voice)
Judah Friedlander ... Taxi Driver (voice)
Helen Hong ... Thistle Lady (voice)
Josh Hutcherson ... Nod (voice)
Kelly Keaton ... Berry Lady (voice)
Emma Kenney ... Marigold Girl (voice)
Kyle Kinane ... 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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Trivia

The only Blue Sky Studios film to be composed by Danny Elfman all the others were composed by John Powell, David Newman, Christophe Beck, John Debney and Theodore Shapiro. See more »

Quotes

Mub: Fruit fly, huh?
Grub: So uh, hat's it like, having such a short life cycle?
Fruit Fly: It's great, mister. When I grow up, I'm gonna...
[ages instantly; one of his legs falls off and he uses it like a cane]
Fruit Fly: ...wish I had done more with my life, sonny.
[Keels over dead]
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear on screen until the end. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: It's Not Ogre Yet (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Rise Up
Written by Hit-Boy (as C. Hollis), Chase N. Cashe (as J. Woodard), Sia and Beyoncé
Performed by Beyoncé
Produced by Hit-Boy and Chase N. Cashe
Vocal Production by Beyoncé
Beyoncé appears courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
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The Hidden Kingdom of Tiny Creatures
8 September 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,531,068, 26 May 2013

Gross USA:

$107,518,682

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,426,634
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2.35 : 1
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