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epic posterFox Animation/Blue Sky’s Epic (an adaptation of William Joyce‘s The Leaf Men and The Brave Good Bugs) takes a page out of Disney’s oft-used book by killing off a mother figure at the beginning of the film but gives us some great battle sequences (my two sons loved these parts) between those who protect the forest and those who want to destroy it as well as some comedic relief in the form of a snail (voiced by Chris O’Dowd) and a slug (voiced by Aziz Ansari).

Here’s the trailer: