New Trailer for 3-D Animated Feature Rise of the Guardians
07.09.12 by BJSprecher
If you thought The Avengers was the only super-team movie of 2012, think again. DreamWorks Animation's upcoming animated feature Rise of the Guardians features a team of holiday icons like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy who possess super-human abilities that rival or exceed those of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Thor can fly and shoot lightning, but only Santa can tell when children are naughty or nice and visit millions of homes around the world in a single night. Iron Man is a genius "futurist" who uses his vast wealth to build ever more powerful suits of armor, but only the Tooth Fairy can divine which children have lost teeth and then enter their homes to leave coins under their pillows without being seen or heard.
Just as Loki harried the superheroes in The Avengers, the holiday heroes in Rise of the Guardians face a malevolent threat bent on taking over the world — Pitch (voiced by Jude Law), a fear-mongering bogeyman who aims to unleash his army of Nightmares upon unsuspecting children everywhere. In order to stop Pitch's reign of terror, North, a.k.a. Santa (Alec Baldwin), Bunnymund, a.k.a. the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), Jack Frost (Chris Pine) and the Sandman must unite, combining their prodigious powers to ensure that children around the world can sleep peacefully, dreaming of presents, sugar plums and happy holidays.
Rise of the Guardians is the feature directorial debut of Peter Ramsey (Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space TV movie). The movie is based on the forthcoming book The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce, who also wrote the screenplay adaptation with David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole). Additional voice talents include Dakota Goyo (Real Steel) and Dominique Grund (Jewtopia).