Fans of William Joyce's The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs can look forward to the premiere of Epic this weekend. The animated feature-length film is set in the same world as the book and follows a teenage girl named Mary Katherine into the secret world of tiny woodland creatures, including the Leaf Men. She teams up with this elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world and ours from the evil Boggans.
William Joyce served as a writer, producer, and production designer for Epic which was produced by Blue Sky Studios and directed by Chris Wedge, the director of Ice Age and Robots. This is Joyce and Wedge’s first collaboration since joining forces for the visually stunning animated film Robots in 2005.
For more information about FOX/ Blue Sky Studio’s Epic visit www.epicthemovie.com.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Next time you are riding your lunar rover through the cereal aisle, take a look at a box of Honey Nut Cheerios®! There may be a special surprise inside. This month, Cheerios® is expanding its Spoonfuls of Stories® program to reach older kids through chapter books, including William Joyce's "The Guardians of Childhood" series.
3 million chapter books for older children will be included in specially marked boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios® for the very first time, including:
- “Toothiana, Battle Is Waged”
- “Toothiana, Tooth is Lost”
- “Toothiana, Panic Sets In”
- “Toothiana, A Queen Takes Flight”
Each book contains a selection from Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies and a special new cover created by Moonbot Studios. Take a look at some of the covers below and keep your eyes peeled for Cheerios® at your local grocery store.