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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Rise of the Guardians can be found here.
This movie is based on/inspired by the The Guardians of Childhood, a book series by William Joyce. The first hardcover chapter book, released in 2011, was titled Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King. This movie takes place well after the events of the first novel.
Rise of the Guardians is based on children fables where Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Sandman, Easter Bunny and Jack Frost unite to fight against Boogeyman or Pitch Black who threatens to wipe out the belief in children all around the world and infuse a world of fear and nightmares into their lives.
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