Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation are set to release a new 3D computer-generated feature film called "Epic." The flick is described as a modern version of Thumbelina where a yong girl finds herself in a magical and secet universe that operates in plain sight of human beings. And like most fairytales, there is a battle between good and evil.
Pop star Beyonce voices the character "Queen Tara" (shown at the top) who is a mother nature type figure. Chris Wedge, who's directing the film, says of Bey's character "She is the one sworn to protect the forest and is the source of its magic."
The film centers on Mary Katherine who begins her journey by questioning her dad, Prof. Bomba, about whether a hidden world of leaf-armored warriors really exists in the woods. After finding herself transported to the forest, she must then save the world from the ever present evil by creating the most unlikely team the magical forest can offer.
The film is expected to be released in the summer of 2013.