We first heard about DreamWorks Animation's holiday heroes animated feature Rise of the Guardians — not to be confused with the Zack Snyder-directed Warner Bros. animated feature Legend of the Guardians about a bunch of heroic owls — back in 2009, when it was announced that it would be Leonardo DiCaprio's first time lending his voice to an animated character. At the time, DreamWorks had little more than a synopsis and a single piece of concept art to share with us.
Fast-forward two years and DiCaprio is no longer involved with the movie — Chris Pine (Star Trek) stepped in to provide the voice of Jack Frost in his stead — but enough of the highly-detailed 3D animation is completed that DreamWorks has finally released a trailer for the movie. Less whimsical holiday-inspired fable and more action-oriented holiday deconstruction, Rise of the Guardians offers us a decidely different look at several of our beloved holiday icons as they band together to protect "the hopes, beliefs and imagination of the children all over the world." watch the trailer >> Posted 04.02.12 by BrentJS