Adaptation #48: Ironically Epic

header048Kendyl is accompanied by Jess, Jenn and Dorin’s extensive notes to discuss William Joyce’s children’s book The Leaf Men and the film Epic by Chris Wedge. The girls discuss the adaptation in terms of expanding on an already created world, matching voice actors to characters and the beauty of the animation.

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For more children’s book adaptation discussions check out our episodes on The Lorax (book and film), The Invention of Hugo Cabret (book and film) and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (book/1939 film and 2013 film)


Music: On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

Upcoming Films

World War Z (2013)

Release: June 21 (US and UK)

Based on: the novel by Max Brooks

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Matthew Fox

-covered the book on episode #47

Main Discussion


The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs


-by William Joyce


-published in 1996


-Joyce has also penned the books that inspired Rise of the Guardians,  Meet the Robinsons and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore


-was also a writer/concept artist for Robots, Toy Story and A Bug’s Life

-If you want to see the video of me reading the book to the other hosts, you can find it here.

Epic (2013)

-May 22 (UK), May 24 (US)

-Screenwriter: James V. Hart, William Joyce, Daniel Shere, Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember

-Director: Chris Wedge

-has worked with Joyce before in trying to turn ‘Santa Calls’ into a film… instead they came up with Robots

-Also responsible for Ice Age

-Starring the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Beyonce, Aziz Ansari and Chris O’Dowd


Previous episode: #47 World War Z Lies and Propaganda on the novel by Max Brooks
Next episode: #49 on Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel

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