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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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Santa Claus Is More Than A Legend 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

A post-film dedication appears, "For Mary Katherine Joyce. A Guardian fierce and true." This refers to William Joyce's daughter, who died at age 18 from a brain tumor. The movie was based on Joyce's book series "Guardians of Childhood", which was inspired by stories he told his daughter. MK, the main protagonist in Epic (2013), is based off of her. See more »

Goofs

Every tooth collected by the Tooth Fairy has roots, like a pulled adult tooth, but most of the teeth are supposed to be baby teeth, those that have wiggled loose after being displaced by permanent ones. They should be hollow shells without roots. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.166 (2012) 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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Delivers the goods - for kids and adults alike.
4 December 2012 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The first major family flick of the holidays, this Avengers-for-children boasts the most epic line-up of characters you're likely to see this Summer: Santa (Alec Baldwin), Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), Jack Frost (Chris Pine) and the dream-making Sandman going up against fear himself, Pitch Black (Jude Law). It's a neat concept to begin with, but Dreamworks amps up the fun by contorting our preconceptions of these icons – especially the Easter Bunny, here played as an ocker warrior – and delivering the goods in humour, emotion and action. It goes a moralistic touch too far on occasion, and the story is certainly predictable, but the overwhelming sense of giddy excitement running through the movie's veins outweighs any plot contrivances or missteps that occur. A sweet start to the festive season for kids of all ages – including those in adulthood.


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