Epic-PosterBlue Sky Studios have been building a bigger and better name for themselves in recent years, becoming one of the go-to production companies for all our animated needs. Due out in one of the biggest blockbuster months of the year, Epic will be hitting the big screen in May, and we can’t wait for its arrival.

We caught a promising first trailer back in the summer last year, followed up by a brilliant new full-length trailer in November. And with its release just a few months away, we’ve just had the great new poster sent over to share with you.

“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 impressive voice cast is led by Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Pitbull, Steven Tyler, Aziz Ansari, Blake Anderson, Judah Friedlander, and Beyoncé Knowles.

The increasingly prominent Chris Wedge (Ice Age) is behind the camera here, directing from a script penned by Daniel Shere.

Epic will be hitting the big screen in 3D on 24th May in the UK and US, and that date can’t come fast enough. It will be opening in the same slot as Fast and Furious 6 and The Hangover Part III, and you’d better believe it’s going to be a huge weekend at the box office. For now, here’s the excellent new poster, which you can click through to enlarge. I’m really looking forward to this one.