First Look: Beyoncé Gets Animated In The New Film ‘Epic’


Beyoncé Knowles is no stranger to acting but her upcoming new film will be a first for her … because in it, she will appear as an animated character. Bey plays Queen Tara in the new animated film Epic, due out in May, which showcases the heroic character as “beautiful, agile and strong”. The film’s first trailer was released last Summer but Beyoncé‘s character doesn’t appear in it … but you can click below and get your first look at Bey in animated film as Queen Tara in Epic.

She often referred to as Queen Bey by fans, and now Beyonce Knowles is bringing her regal touch to a new movie. The 31-year-old, who recently released a controversial new song called Bow Down, lends her voice to the character of Queen Tara in the upcoming animated film Epic. In a newly released poster, her character is seen with her tresses tied up in an elegant high ponytail style, which twists at the front, revealing the high neck of her lime green gown featuring cut out detail around the bust. The colours in the picture are reminiscent of her look at the BET Awards in July 2012 where she wore a similar hue dress. From the creators of Ice Age and Rio the film tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl (Amanda Seyfried) finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world…and ours. Meanwhile, much life her Sasha Fierce stage alter ego, Beyonce’s character is beautiful, agile and strong, ‘the life force of the forest, which she presides over with respect, compassion and humour’ according to the movie’s website. When Queen Tara finds herself in danger, her unique connection with nature gives her powerful allies. And when all hope seems lost, she summons help from the most surprising of places. This film stars Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson and Christoph Waltz … Epic will be released in the US in May.

And here is the Beyoncé-less first movie trailer for Epic:

Truth be told, with rare exception I don’t even bother thinking about animated films that are not Disney or Pixar. But, I remember seeing this trailer in theaters last Summer and at the time I thought it looked like a novel idea for an animated film. Now that I know Beyoncé is one of the featured stars, yeah, I might have to pony up and see this film when it comes out in May. She looks good as an animated character, don’t you think?