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Rise of the Guardians (2012)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  21 November 2012 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Jack Frost (voice)
North (voice)
Pitch (voice)
Tooth (voice)
Bunny (voice)
Jamie Bennett (voice)
Caleb (voice)
Claude (voice)
Georgie Grieve ...
Sophie Bennett (voice)
Emily Nordwind ...
Monty (voice)
Olivia Mattingly ...
Pippa / Jack's Sister (voice)
Cupcake (voice)
Ryan Crego ...
Burgess Dog Walker (voice)
Burgess Pedestrian #1 (voice)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El origen de los guardianes  »

Box Office


$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Jack (voiced by Chris Pine, who portrays Capt James T. Kirk in Star Trek (2009)) refuses to join The Guardians, North says to Jack, "Walk with me." Captain Robau of the USS Kelvin says this in the same fashion to James Kirk's father, First Officer George Kirk thus promoting him to Captain, before Robau is transported to the Romulan ship to meet his death. See more »


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 »


[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 »


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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User Reviews

A Movie Destined To Become A Classic!
30 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is magical and utterly charming. In this film DreamWorks did it all exactly right. Every voice is precisely as it should be. Perfection! Chris Pine, Jude Law, Hugh Jackman, too many to list …if you didn't know that was Alec Baldwin doing the Russian accent for Santa, you would never guess it. The characters, all of them, are endearing, totally engaging. Sad moments, glad moments, hilarious moments. I haven't laughed this much in an animated movie since….well, never, actually. As I said, this one is destined to become a classic. A wonderful family movie and best of all it doesn't just appeal to the children, adults will love it too. Every adult in the audience,while I was there, seemed as captivated as the kids. And how many movies do you go to these days where, at the end, people applaud? They did for this one. And rightly so. I know I came out of that theater wishing I could somehow have my own Little Baby Tooth...and the friend I was with wished even more that she could have one of the Feisty Elves. You'll totally understand what I mean after you see this delightful movie. Don't miss this one!

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