Enter a Whole New World, Right Under Your Nose!
Joyce was friends with Wedge, having worked with him on a previous film ("Robots"), so it's not as though there was some extended search to find the perfect story for a new animated film. While not a smash hit like the "Ice Age" franchise, "Epic" has received solid reviews and done good business.
|Mary Katherine protecting the pod.|
Queen Tara takes the pod with her, but the Boggans overwhelm her bodyguard and are on the verge of capturing her. She uses magic to avoid capture until Ronin can arrive and whisk her off on his hummingbird. Mandrake, however, will not be denied. He and his son Dagda attack, but during the fighting, both Queen Tara and Dagda are fatally wounded.
|The ride of their lives!|
While alone in the woods, MK happens to see Tara dying after being shot with an arrow by Mandrake. Queen Tara gives MK the pod and uses magic to shrink MK to the same size as the Boggans and the Leafmen. Before she dies, Tara manages to tell MK to take the pod to a Glowworm named Nim Galuu.
|Ronin and friends.|
|Mandrake on the attack.|
|The good guys.|
|Mary Katherine at Professor Bomba's lab.|
|Nod and Mary Katherine.|
|Ronin and Mub.|
|Ronin and the Leafmen.|
"Epic" is available on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D. Danny Elfman composed the so-so soundtrack, with the song "Rise Up" performed by Beyoncé Knowles. Below is the trailer.