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Rise of the Guardians (2012)

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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

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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)
Ryan Crego ...
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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Naughty, nice. You better believe. 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  »

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Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

When Sandman appears for the first time, he is in Rio de Janeiro, as evidenced by the Christ the Redeemer Statue in the background. See more »

Goofs

During the whole movie you can see the full Moon. But the whole movie (except for the very beginning) is set in a few days, so this isn't possible. 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

During the end credits, there are several scenes showing how the children are put back to bed before morning. See more »

Connections

References Dot and the Bunny (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Firebird, Suite for Orchestra
Written by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by The Philharmonia Orchestra (as Philharmonia Orchestra)
Conducted by Robert Craft
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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High expectations lived up to...
2 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a big animation fanatic, I was very keen to see Rise of the Guardians as it did look like an very interesting film. I have to say that it was high expectations lived up to. The best animated movie of the year? Not sure, ParaNorman and Frankenweenie were a little better(can't wait for Wreck-It Ralph), but I do think it is in the better end of the movies of the overall year so far. Was there anything that could have been done better? Well, I did think the movie drags a little bit in the middle. However, there is very little to fault anywhere else. The animation was amazing, the characters were well-modelled and the colours and landscapes were really beautifully realised . Alexandre Desplat's music score has the right amount of sparkling adventure and whimsical fantasy. The writing is thoughtful and well-balanced, not coming across as too childish for adults or too confusingly sophisticated for kids. The visual puns were marvellous, Pitch's night-mares(very spooky) and Bunny's egg-plants were the highlights. The story was a winner too, some may find it predictable(the good vs. evil concept is not necessarily new territory) and dull, I didn't think so at all, some of the middle is not as securely paced as the rest but the chase action and battle were exhilarating, it was fun and it does have a refreshing holiday feel as well as a meaningful message. The characters have distinct personalities and have a definite charm to them, hard to decide who was my favourite. The voice acting was terrific, nobody was bad, Jude Law is suave and sinister and Hugh Jackman is very funny. But Alec Baldwin was a huge surprise, partly because he was totally unrecognisable. All in all, a great animated movie that completely lived up to my expectations. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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