Epic-Character-Poster-NodHitting the big screen this spring, Epic marks the latest animated blockbuster from Blue Sky Studios, the people who’ve brought us the brilliance of Ice Age, Robots, and Rio.

The latest trailer surfaced back in November, giving us another great indication that this should be one of the strongest animated films of the year. And we’ve more recently followed that up with two great new posters in the past month.

With its May release date coming on the horizon, we’ve just had three new character posters sent our way, introducing us to MK (Mary-Katherine), Nod, and Mandrake.

“EPIC is a 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good who keep the natural world alive and the forces of evil who wish to destroy it. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world… and ours.”

The studio have assembled another terrific voice cast for Epic, with Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Pitbull, Steven Tyler, Aziz Ansari, Blake Anderson, Judah Friedlander, and Beyoncé Knowles all lending their vocal talents for the animated film.

Chris Wedge (Ice Age) is behind the camera for his third film, directing from a script by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember (Get Smart) and Daniel Shere.

Epic will be released in 3D on 24th May in the UK and US. That release date will see it open on the same day as both Fast and Furious 6 and The Hangover Part III, and smart money says it’s going to be one of the biggest weekends of the year, by a long shot. Whilst we wait for its arrival, here are the great new Epic character posters, which you can click through to enlarge.