‘Rise of the Guardians’ Trailer: Childhood Legends Prepare for Battle

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 Rise of the Guardians Trailer: Childhood Legends Prepare for Battle

In Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians we get a new spin on the classic figures that shaped our childhood, such as Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Sandman and Jack Frost. That new take involves these “guardians” of childhood dreams banding together to stop an evil spirit called “Pitch” from taking over the world.

While it sounds a bit on the silly side, today’s trailer for Rise of the Guardians actually looks rather epic and visually splendorous.

Check out the Rise of the Guardians trailer:



Based on the children’s books by William Joyce (who also co-wrote the script with Robots and Oz: The Great and Powerful scribe¬†David Lindsay-Abaire), this film certainly offers a creative and original look at some very familiar childhood figures (gotta love Santa’s “Naughty” and “Nice” arm tattoos). The voice cast is also pretty well stacked, including Chris Pine (Star Trek) as Jack Frost, Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) as Bunnymund, Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) as Tooth, Jude Law as the villain, Pitch, and Alec Baldwin as the voice of Santa (heard narrating the trailer).

That we will get some action and adventure as well can only be taken as a plus, and the Kung Fu Panda films have proven that Dreamworks Animation is adept at mixing thrilling moments with kid-friendly fun. The only real question I personally have, is: How will kids be able to see this movie without finding out that these characters aren’t in fact, well, real? Let’s hope that the studio doesn’t end up getting a lot of angry responses from parents upset that this film which seeks to honor childhood belief actually ends up spoiling it.

Rise of the Guardians will be in 3D theaters on November 21, 2012.

Source: iTunes Trailers

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  1. actually looks really good!!!

    • I think it does too.
      I also like that they teased a little look at the villain, but did not reveal it all the way.

      • Definitely looks like a fun ride I was majorly surprised I’ll be seeing it

  2. Looks good, I’ll be seeing it.

  3. meh.

    More Fairy Land propaganda!

    • Hollywood. Staying ever so devoted to agnosticism. lmao.

  4. reminds me of the transylvania trailer. with a mashup of characters from a certain genre. with this its mythology. with the other its horror icons. but this looks better

  5. Wow this flew under my radar. I read the titles and assumed it was a sequal to the owl movie. Much to my suprise I really like the trailer and the concept. Nice to see drramworks had a trick up there sleeve

  6. There are plenty of films and tv shows centered around these characters… I’m confused how you think THIS one will spoil the magic for kids?
    not totally excited for this.. but it’s growing on me.

  7. I don’t know….maybe I’m just not…kiddy enough. Or something. This just looks hammy to me.

  8. not to bad looking!

  9. This trailer looks awesome. Santa looks bad ass…

  10. I’m definitely intrigued – it looks cool. Hadn’t thought about Santa having a Russian accent before but I suppose that could makes sense…

  11. This actually looks wonderful. Definitely one to bring the kids along. Perhaps the ones that are a little bit older. ;)

  12. When i heard the title for this i thought this was a prequel to that Owl movie that Zack Snyder directed.

  13. this looks bad ass. the books are beautifully illustrated and you can definitely see the influence in the movie adaptations.