A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.
|Release Date||:||May 15, 2013|
|Genres||:||Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy|
|Production Company||:||Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Chris Wedge, Pablo Calvillo|
|Writers||:||Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, James V. Hart, William Joyce, Daniel Shere, Bob Camp|
|Casts||:||Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, Chris O'Dowd, Beyoncé Knowles, Judah Friedlander, Steven Tyler, Pitbull, Blake Anderson, John DiMaggio, Allison Bills, Todd Cummings, Troy Evans, Emma Kenney, Jason Harris, Jim Conroy, Jason Fricchione, Helen Hong, Kelly Keaton, Kyle Kinane, Anthony Lumia, Malikha Mallette, Rosa Salazar|
|Plot Keywords||:||fantasy, daughter, forest, father, good vs evil, miniature people|
The teenager Mary "MK" Katherine returns to the house of her estranged father Professor Bomba, who is a widower scientist obsessed to find tiny creatures that he believes that would live in the forest. MK does not accept the lack of attention of her father with her and decides to leave him again. However the creatures do exist and protect the forest against the evil Boggans and their leader Mandrake that wish to destroy the forest.
Near the solstice, Queen Tara chooses a pod to inherit her healing powers, protected by the Leaf-Men and their leader Ronin. However, they are surprised by an attack of Mandrake and the Boggans and Queen Tara is deadly wounded by Mandrake.
Meanwhile, MK is leaving home and she looks for her three-leg dog Ozzy that has ran to the forest. She finds Queen Tara dying and she shrinks MK with her powers and gives the pod to her. Further Queen Tara asks MK to take the pod to Nim Galuu. When Ronin meets them, he decides to bring MK and the pod to Nim Galuu, with the protection of the young Leaf-Man Nod and the slugs Mub and Grub. Along the dangerous journey, they are chased by Mandrake that wants to bloom the pod in darkness to destroy the forest.
"Epic" is a delightful animation with a story of a fight between the good, represented by tiny creatures that protect the forest and environment, against the evil Boggans that want to destroy the forest. The plot has a beautiful message and is a wonderful family entertainment. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Reino Escondido" ("Hidden Kingdom")