Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Epic, a great family movie from Blue Sky entertainment, available on DVD now!

Are you looking for a great family friendly movie that the whole family will love? I would like to introduce you all to the newest movie release from Blue Sky Entertainment, Epic.
From the creators of Ice Age comes the year’s funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure! Transported to a magical world, a teenager (Amanda Seyfried) is recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara (BeyoncĂ© Knowles), to help the “Leafmen” save their forest from evil warriors. The whole family will love this fast-paced thrill-ride, with its astonishing animation and an all-star voice cast that includes Colin Farrell, Oscar® Winner Christoph Waltz* and Steven Tyler!  "EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teenage 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 film is based on William Joyce's children book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs".

Here is the cast of fun and wacky characters:

Ronin is the chisel-faced, battle-hardened leader of the Leafmen, the elite corps of warriors sworn to protect all life in the forest. He lives by the creed: “many leaves, one tree” and wouldn’t think twice about putting his own life on the line for someone he cares about. When the forest and his beloved Queen come under siege, Ronin rallies the Leafmen into action with his bravery and wry humor.

A quirky, absent-minded professor, Bomba has grown out of touch with his now teenage daughter, MK. He lives in the middle of the forest, in a rundown house, where he surrounds himself with bizarre homemade gadgets. His life has been dedicated to – some would say obsessed with – studying –a civilization of tiny people he’s never seen. But when MK disappears, Bomba must put his own dreams under the microscope, and find what he’s really always been looking for.

Rakish and handsome, Nod is all about bucking the rules and flying solo. But his brazen individualism doesn't square with the Leafmen’s ideals of teamwork and unity, so he quits the squad. After a teenage girl enters his world – and when the stakes are high – Nod discovers what it takes to be a true hero.

Mary Katherine (MK)
Mary Katherine (she prefers “MK”) is a smart, spirited and headstrong 17-year-old who finds herself on the journey of a lifetime. After returning to her childhood home to connect with her estranged father, MK loses patience with his endless stories of the “tiny people” who live in the woods. But when she is magically transported into the Leafmen’s world, she gains a new perspective. To find her way home, MK must do more than believe in this world; she’ll have to help save it.

Mub & Grub
Low on the evolutionary food chain, but high in self-esteem, Mub, a self-characterized “ladies’ man,” and Grub, a wannabe Leafman, are the caretakers of the royal pod that will bloom into the future Queen or King of the forest. Though this slug-and-snail comedy duo is spineless, literally, they show real backbone by joining the quest to save their world.

Nim Galuu
At first glance, Nim Galuu is the consummate party animal. But don’t let this larger than life caterpillar fool you – his wisdom and practical know-how make him a key behind-the-scenes player in the epic battle to save the forest.

Queen Tara
Beautiful, agile and strong, Tara isn’t just the Leafmen’s Queen; she’s the life force of the forest, which she presides over with respect, compassion and humor. When Tara finds herself in danger, her unique connection with nature gives her powerful allies. And when all hope seems lost, she summons help from the most surprising of places.

A tough-guy toad, Bufo is a wheeler and dealer who plays all the angles: he profits no matter which side wins or loses.

Gifted, or cursed, with the ability to bring destruction to anything he touches, Mandrake and his Boggan minions are the arch-nemeses of the Leafmen. Mandrake is tired of hiding in the shadows, and with his son by his side, he plans the ultimate revenge – to claim the forest he believes should have always been his.

Our Take:

As a working mom life can be hectic, and slowing things down and enjoying some family time and just unplugging and spending some quality time with my family. We love to have family movie nights this is a great time to spend together just hanging out and having fun. The other night we were very fortunate to check out the new dvd Epic. We popped some popcorn, and had some fun treats, and enjoyed a movie together. 

Epic is a computer animated movie, that is filled with wondrous and amazing animation. You will just be in awe of the super clean animation and beautiful gardens.  The fantasy forest is a magical place that would be great to visit. The story revolves around a teen that has been recruited to help the small magical folks of the forest. My daughter loved the funny slugs, I have to admit I chuckled a bit in the scenes they were in. Colin Farrell was great as Ronin, he is a great voice actor as well as standard actor.

Will they be able to work together to save the forest?? I don’t want to give away any spoilers, you will have to check the dvd out yourself to find out :)  Epic has some great extras, Both the DVD and Blu-ray have the "Mub & Grub Intro," "Birds, Bugs and Slugs: Forest Explorer," "Rot Rocks," "Bugs of Camouflage," "The 'Epic' Life at Two Inches Tall" and "Mysteries of Moonhaven Revealed." There is also a 3D version available in the Blu-ray 3D combo pack. There is a cute coloring app too.

The film is based on William Joyce's children book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs". After seeing the movie I would love to check out this book as well, and my daughter expressed interested in reading the book as well, and that is a great thing.Overall my family enjoyed this movie very much, it had its funny moments cute moments and exciting moments. So if you are looking for a family friendly that the kids and the adults will enjoy I would recommend picking up a copy of Epic, in stores now.

Buy it:

You can purchase this great dvd wherever dvd’s are sold available now!

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Myrah - Coupon Mamacita said...

Loving BOMBA! Buying this DVD for my daughter! Thanks for the review...

The Maven said...

I bet my kids would love Epic!

Jamie said...

I haven't seen this movie yet and I know my kids would love it! So glad to hear it's available out on Blu-Ray

Ellen said...

I cannot wait to see this movie. It's on my must watch list!

Unknown said...

We're looking for a new movie to watch with the kids this weekend, and Epic just might be it. The kids asked to go see it in theaters but it wasn't in the schedule when it was out. Now we can all sit down and watch together. Thanks for the review!

Unknown said...

Oh I LOVED this movie in theaters. I really want to get the DVD so I can watch it with my tot who couldn't come. Plus, all the special features! Thanks for letting us know it is out, I've been waiting!

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