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When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Frost (voice)
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North (voice)
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Pitch (voice)
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Tooth (voice)
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Bunny (voice)
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Jamie Bennett (voice)
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Caleb (voice)
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Claude (voice)
Georgie Grieve ...
Sophie Bennett (voice)
Emily Nordwind ...
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Monty (voice)
Olivia Mattingly ...
Pippa / Jack's Sister (voice)
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Cupcake (voice)
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Burgess Dog Walker (voice)
April Lawrence ...
Burgess Pedestrian #1 (voice)
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When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imaginations of children all over the world. Written by DreamWorks Animation

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The Tooth Fairy is more than a fairy tale. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mildly scary action | See all certifications »

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21 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El origen de los guardianes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,773,465 (USA) (21 November 2012)

Gross:

$103,400,692 (USA) (5 April 2013)
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Trivia

Whenever North (voiced in a Russian accent by Alec Baldwin) is surprised or alarmed, he exclaims loudly with the name of a classical Russian composer - for example "Shostakovich!'' Just before he falls down the rabbit hole; "Rimsky-Korsakov! That's a lot of eggs!" in Bunnymund's warren. See more »

Goofs

Jack is 18 in the movie, which means he is 18 when he dies. Since baby teeth are usually replaced by the age of 13, they shouldn't contain Jack's memory of the day he died. However there are instances when people may still have a baby tooth into adulthood. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Frost: Darkness. That's the first thing I remember. It was dark, and it was cold. And I was scared.
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Crazy Credits

Jack Frost replaces the fishing boy in the DreamWorks logo; the logo gets covered in frost, then bursts into snow flakes. See more »

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Referenced in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 7 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Still Dream
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Produced by Alexandre Desplat
Performed by Renée Fleming
Renée Fleming appears courtesy of Decca Music Group
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'Guardians' gives kids some holiday inspiration
11 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a fresh look at old tradition: a tatted-up Russian St. Nick and an Australian kangaroo-looking Easter Bunny. Rise of the Guardians is based on an original children's book series by William Joyce, who produced the film along with Guillermo Del Toro. The books were inspired by the author's 6-year-old daughter when she asked him if Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny knew each other.

Admittedly I was skeptical going in, but the chemistry of personalities works wonderfully. It creates an original formula that goes against certain expectations. Perhaps one improvement in potential sequels would be to focus more centrally on Santa (or "Nicholas St. North"), but Jack Frost's story is incredibly touching and I found it clever how it parallels the antagonist's motives. The film is slow to start but picks up at a fast pace with non-stop action. By the end, the entire movie theater was in applause.

Rise of the Guardians is a cute, adventurous, and heartwarming family film that focuses on hanging on to the best thing about childhood: belief.


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