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Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'Epic' with Chris Wedge

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • December 23, 2013 2:00 PM
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I caught up with Chris Wedge again when he was in town recently to revisit the underrated Epic, his most personal film and one of my favorites of the year. The lush swashbuckler has a heartfelt father/daughter story and looks beneath the surface in discovering hidden truths about life and nature. We also looked forward to his first live-action feature, Monster Trucks (May 29, 2015).

BOOK REVIEW: "The Art of EPIC"

  • By Martin Goodman
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  • May 27, 2013 9:00 AM
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Blu Sky's Epic is a visually stunning film, an amazing leap forward for the Connecticut studio; no previous film by the team has been as technically impressive or imaginatively executed, and this is where author Tara Bennett shines as chronicler.
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FEATURE REVIEW: "Epic"

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • May 23, 2013 6:00 PM
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It's not a disaster or an embarrassment like Hoodwinked or Barnyard, but given the experience and abilities of Chris Wedge and Blue Sky artists, it should be better.

Immersed in Movies: Sizing Up 'Epic'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 22, 2013 12:41 PM
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Blue Sky's biggest achievement on Epic was going naturalistic for a more believable animation style. However, scale was the biggest challenge in delineating the human and microscopic forest worlds, according to producer Michael Travers, production designer Greg Couch, and animation supervisors Galen Chu and Melvin Tan.

Immersed in Movies: Chris Wedge Gets 'Epic'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 16, 2013 12:01 AM
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Epic is not only Blue Sky's best movie but also director Chris Wedge's most personal, too: a swashbuckling, samurai action/adventure that takes place in a lush, microscopic forest world. It's familiar and new; naturalistic and fantastical. And it's about looking beneath the surface and discovering hidden truths about life and nature.

PREVIEW: The Art of EPIC

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 23, 2013 12:31 PM
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The new 20th Century-Fox Blue Sky film Epic opens May 24th and for those who can't wait - and I'm one of them - the fine folks at Titan Books sent along a few images from their new behind-the-scenes art book which goes on sale today.
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