Behind the Scenes with Ken The Bug Guy @EpicTheMovie | @FHEInsiders @FoxHomeEnt #EpicDay

I sent my friend Jaime to Epic Media Day yesterday at Fox and this is what she reported…

Have your family seen Epic? We did, and my kids are excited it’s out on DVD/Blu-Ray so we can see it again! Yesterday we went to a DVD release party at Fox Plaza to get a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the bugs that inspired the characters in Epic!

Can you find the Walking Stick in this picture? He was one of the characters in Epic!

Ken “The Bug Guy” from Tuscon’s Exotic Pet Shop in Arizona was the expert who advised on the film. He was on hand to show us some of his bugs!

In this picture, Ken is showing us a Vinegar Roon, which we were allowed to pet. Ken The Bug Guy is featured on the Blu-Ray in a special bonus piece, “Bugs of Camouflage.” The armor of the Leafmen in the film is based off bug exoskeletons. They are different colors to blend into different environments.

He also showed us some of his other bugs. This is an Arizona Blond, which is a type of tarantula. Tarantulas are the biggest species of bug to collect. There are over 100 types!

One of the coolest features of the emperor scorpions we saw is their ability to glow under this black light. This is a defense mechanism to keep them safe. When they crawl out of their burrows at night, if the moon is too bright they can see themselves and know it’s not safe to be out.

My kids were thrilled to take home these figurines from the movie! Now they can act out their favorite parts of Epic whenever they want!

We also received sticker books! My kids love stickers!
Thanks, Fox!

Get your copy today and enjoy this Epic adventure!
Epic is available now on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Deluxe Edition Blu-Ray and DVD!

  • It features an amazing voice cast including Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Pitbull and Beyonce!
  • Every Blu-Ray and DVD comes with the Epic Coloring and Storybook Builder app. The app will allow kids to create their own Epic story and share it with family and friends!
  • The Epic Blu-Ray combo-pack includes Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD and comes complete with exclusives that will have kids both engaged and learning about the environment.

You can reach Ken “The Bug Guy” MacNeil here at or follow Ken on Facebook.

Enter to win a Blu-Ray copy of the movie here: /

Disclosure: We were invited to a special media event to celebrate the release of Epic on Blu-Ray/DVD. All opinions are our own. All images courtesy of Jamie Jenkins.

A review by Jaime Jenkins. Jaime blogs at Polkadots on Parade. She loves babies, food, and crime TV. Jaime is hopelessly addicted to the internet and thinks living in Orange County is like being on vacation all year round!

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