Directed by Chris Wedge
Produced by Lori Forte

Jerry Davis

Written by Dan Shere
Music by Beyoncé Knowles

Colin Farrell
Josh Hutcherson
Amanda Seyfried
Johnny Knoxville
Aziz Ansari
Jason Sudeikis
Steven Tyler

Release date May 24, 2013
Country United States

Epic is a 2013 American 3D computer animated fantasy action-adventure film loosely based on William Joyce's children's book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.It was produced by Blue Sky Studios, and directed by Chris Wedge, the director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005). The film stars the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Chris O'Dowd, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, and Beyoncé Knowles. The film was released on May 24, 2013 to mixed critical reception, and earned $268 million on a $93 million budget.


  • Beyoncé Knowles as Queen Tara
  • Colin Farrell as Ronin
  • Josh Hutcherson as Nod
  • Amanda Seyfried as Mary Katherine
  • Johnny Knoxville as Mandrake
  • Aziz Ansari as Mub
  • Pitbull as Bufo
  • Jason Sudeikis as Bomba
  • Steven Tyler as Nim Galuu
  • Blake Anderson as Dagda
  • Judah Friedlander as Larry


In 2006, it was reported that Chris Wedge will direct for Fox Animation an animated feature film based on the William Joyce's book, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. Joyce, who had already collaborated with Wedge as a designer and producer on the 2005 film Robots, was set to produce the film. At one point, Wedge got a permission to find a new home for the film and turned to Pixar, led by John Lasseter, whom Wedge knew from working on Tron. But when they tried to close the rights for the film, Fox changed their mind. The film was officially greenlit in 2009, under the title Leaf Men. In May 2012, Fox announced new title for the film - Epic, its first cast, and a plot, somewhat different from the book, where bugs summon the Leaf Men to help them defeat the evil Spider Queen and her goblins.