Kewl Design Alert: Epic Movie Looks Like Animated Fun

We were surfing the Boxee this weekend and the Dude noticed a video pop up called "Epic (2013)". It turned out to be a pretty great preview for an animated film coming out next year.

I looked it up on IMDB and frankly, the description is rather boring:
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 characters in order to save their world -- and ours.
Surprising that the plot description would be so flat when you consider that the movie is based on the book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce, the man behind modern kid faves George Shrinks and Rolie Polie Olie.

The story has lots of great reviews online and if this preview is indicative of the final product, the movie should deliver as well: Think Arthur and the Invisibles meets Avatar.

The visuals are wonderful and there seems to be a good dose of fun and sarcasm (always a good sign to please the whole family). (I especially love the scene with the slug :) And anyone else think the messenger looks like Loki?

I'm kind of hoping this one isn't in 3D because it looks like it would be just as good without it. But we'll have to wait and see. And of course head to the library to borrow a copy of the book. Meantime, enjoy the preview!

(Source: The Dude)

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