Rise of the Guardians
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

1-20 of 55 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


Bonnie Arnold interview: Dragon 2, Dances With Wolves, DreamWorks

8 July 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Producer Bonnie Arnold on the challenges of the How To Train Your Dragon movies, and looking back at Kevin Costner's Dances With Wolves.

Interview

Bonnie Arnold has had some career. As the latest film she's produced, How To Train Your Dragon 2, arrives in UK cinemas, she chatted to us about the movie, about the big problems making the first, and her earlier days helping to bring Dances With Wolves to light. And she didn't touch a drop of her tea while telling us all of this...

Digging into your background, from what I can tell you started as a writer? Can you fill in some of the blanks there?

Well, it wasn't really a writer as such. I studied journalism, but I actually started in publicity. I did unit publicity writing, so that's how I started really. Really it was in film, film production stuff. But I was writing press releases, »

- sarahd

Permalink | Report a problem


How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

7 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Having stopped the Red Death and ushered in a new age of human-dragon relations, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless have left Berk in the hope of spreading their message of inter-species solidarity to the rest of the viking world. It’s a belief they share with the former’s estranged mother, Valka (Cate Blanchett), who he encounters while trying to track down Drago Blundvist (Djimon Hounsou), a figure from his father Stoick’s (Gerard Butler) past who is in the process of building a dragon army. While he and his mother reconnect, Berk’s other dragon riders, Astrid (America Fererra), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (T. J. Miller) use dragon hunter Eret (Kit Harrington) to help find Drago.

It’s been something of a rocky road for DreamWorks Animation since How To Train Your Dragon appeared to herald brave new beginnings for the studio »

- Steven Neish

Permalink | Report a problem


‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ Sends DreamWorks Animation Stock Down

16 June 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

How to Train Your Dragon 2″ didn’t prove to be enough of a box office fire-breather for Wall Street, sending the share price of DreamWorks Animation sliding more than 12% on Monday.

The animated sequel opened to $50 million domestically and picked up in an additional $24.8 million from 26 international territories. However, going into the weekend some analysts had predicted that the film would open to north of $60 million. The company’s stock was down more than $3 on Monday morning, trading at $23.94.

While DreamWorks Animation has made steps to branch out into different areas of the media business, buying YouTube powerhouse AwesomenessTV and signing deals with Netflix for instance, the frosty reception from investors demonstrates its fortunes remain inexorably tied to the theatrical performance of a handful of films.

“The stock is definitely going to being volatile to opening weekends given that they only have three movies per year and they’re »

- Brent Lang

Permalink | Report a problem


Check Out The First Trailer For DreamWorks Animation’s Home

12 June 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It looks like DreamWorks Animation finally has another hit on its hands with sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2, which opens in theaters tonight. If Dragon does indeed breathe fire at the box office, the company’s executives will finally be able to relax a little, considering that three out of four of the studio’s last efforts - Rise of the Guardians, The Croods, Turbo and Mr. Peabody and Sherman – have been financial disappointments. Next up, the studio has Home, about a girl (voiced by Rihanna) who befriends an alien (Jim Parsons) on the run from his race.

Based on the first trailer, Home is a bit more risky than some of DreamWorks’ other ventures, but hopefully kids will show up in droves to see the cute aliens, called Boovs, at the movie’s center. The studio is clearly putting a lot of trust in director Chris Johnson (Antz, »

- Isaac Feldberg

Permalink | Report a problem


Review: 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Is A Satisfying, If Slightly Inferior Sequel

11 June 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For most of their history, which has now lasted over 15 years ("Antz" and "The Prince Of Egypt" both debuted in 1998), DreamWorks Animation seemed to be content with making a quick buck and raising a cheap laugh. Some of their output was better than others (the original "Shrek" at one end of the scale, "Shark Tale" at the other), but even the better films paled in comparison to the output of arch-rivals Pixar, however profitable they are. These days, things have changed. For one, the company's films aren't all that profitable ("Rise Of The Guardians," "Turbo" and "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" all disappointed financially). But for another, the quality gap has closed, with Pixar hitting something of a creative rut, and DreamWorks putting out films that are as good as or better than their rivals. Well, one film, at least: 2010's "How To Train Your Dragon," which took an unpromising premise and turned it into something funny, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch First Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro-Produced The Book Of Life

29 May 2014 10:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Guillermo del Toro is not a very prolific director, but he sure does like getting himself involved in an abundance of projects as a producer. He’s taken on the role of executive producer on such films as Puss In Boots, Rise Of The Guardians and last year’s Mama. This summer, we’ll see Del Toro take on television for the first time with The Strain, a show he co-created, which is set to air on FX. But his latest producing effort, The Book Of Life, seems to hit closer to home than any of those other efforts. This 3D computer-animated feature is very clearly influenced by the Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead, and if this trailer is any indication, we should be in for a real visual treat.

The film marks Jorge Gutierrez’s directorial debut. Though not a big name, Gutierrez previously co-created the animated »

- Ken Guidry

Permalink | Report a problem


New Images From Disney’s Animated Adventure Big Hero 6

21 May 2014 5:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Many, many people were on edge when Disney bought Marvel, perhaps fearing that the studio would excise the heart and soul of comic-book characters being adapted for the big screen in service of creating family-friendly entertainment. However, this fall’s Big Hero 6, the first major collaboration between Disney Animation and Marvel, doesn’t seem likely to ruffle any feathers. After all, the animated adventure is hardly familiar to even Marvel diehards, and Disney has been clear from the get-go about its intentions for the film. Now, we’ve got some new images from Big Hero 6, which support the working theory that Disney is going for a Rise of the Guardians-meets-The Avengers kind of vibe.

In the new set of images, we get a look at how protagonist Hiro Hamada, a 13-year-old robotics prodigy, makes over Baymax, his softy best friend and protector, into an armored super-robot. When their city, »

- Isaac Feldberg

Permalink | Report a problem


Jeffrey Katzenberg on 'Dragon' sequels and how Marvel is DreamWorks' new competition

21 May 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cannes - Jeffrey Katzenberg had quite the Cannes. "How To Train Your Dragon 2" played out of competition with a standing ovation from the festival faithful and he found himself awarded Commander of the Order Of Arts And Letters by the French government. It all coincides with the 20th Anniversary of DreamWorks (although DreamWorks' first animated film didn't arrive until 1998) and was some welcome good news for Katzenberg and Dwa. One of the most influential and powerful entertainment executives in the world, Katzenberg took an hour over the weekend for an intimate sitdown with HitFix, Indiewire and Movie City News. It was a frank conversation touching on everything from the future of the global marketplace, the new competition for animated films, the future of his slate, the future of the "Dragon" franchise and just how and when Dwa will jump back into movie musicals. Directed and written once again by Dean DeBlois, »

- Gregory Ellwood

Permalink | Report a problem


Cannes Review: 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' With Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler & More

16 May 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For most of their history, which has now lasted over 15 years ("Antz" and "The Prince Of Egypt" both debuted in 1998), DreamWorks Animation seemed to be content with making a quick buck and raising a cheap laugh. Some of their output was better than others (the original "Shrek" at one end of the scale, "Shark Tale" at the other), but even the better films paled in comparison to the output of arch-rivals Pixar, however profitable they are. These days, things have changed. For one, the company's films aren't all that profitable ("Rise Of The Guardians," "Turbo" and "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" all disappointed financially). But for another, the quality gap has closed, with Pixar hitting something of a creative rut, and DreamWorks putting out films that are as good as or better than their rivals. Well, one film, at least: 2010's "How To Train Your Dragon," which took an unpromising premise and turned it into something funny, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

Permalink | Report a problem


Damian Wayne has fun in Son of Batman clip

30 April 2014 11:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release on Tuesday, Warner Bros. has debuted another new clip from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Son of Batman, which sees Damian Wayne having a little fun with some after an encounter with Kirk Langstrom; check it out after the official synopsis…

Hidden atop a secret mountain stronghold lies the League of Shadows and its fearless leader, Ra’s al Ghul. Together with his equally dangerous daughter Talia, he oversees a trained army of assassins with plans for global domination. But an uprising from within the league now threatens to shift the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. With assassins on their trail, Talia seeks the protection of Batman, who, unbeknownst to him, is the boy’s father. With his son in tow, Batman wages war against the villain Deathstroke and the League of Shadows, all while »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


DreamWorks Animation Stock Tumbles After ‘Mr. Peabody’ Writedown

30 April 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks Animation shares have slid sharply after the company took a $57 million impairment charge against earnings due to disappointing box office results for “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”

Shares were down 9.6% in mid-session trading Wednesday, falling $2.54 to $23.82. It was the lowest trading level of 2014.

After the market closed Tuesday, the company reported a first-quarter loss of $42.9 million — or 51 cents a share — on revenues of $147.2 million. DreamWorks Animation posted earnings of $5.6 million — or 7 cents a share — on revenues of $134.6 million during first quarter of 2013.

Shares declined even though the loss was somewhat less than analysts had expected. The stock had been downgraded Monday by analysts at Bank of America to an “underperform” rating in a research report.

“The box office shortfall of ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ is evidence of the current challenges we face within our feature film segment, and restoring the strength in our core business is my number one priority today, »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


DreamWorks Animation Takes $57 Million Writedown on ‘Mr. Peabody’

29 April 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks Animation SKG has taken a $57 million impairment charge against earnings due to the disappointing box office results for “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”

The company reported Tuesday a first-quarter loss of $42.9 million, or 51 cents a share, on revenues of $147.2 million. DreamWorks Animation posted earnings of $5.6 million, or 7 cents a share, on revenues of $134.6 million during the 2013 first quarter.

“The box office shortfall of ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ is evidence of the current challenges we face within our feature film segment, and restoring the strength in our core business is my number one priority today,” said CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.

“Our next film is ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ on June 13, 2014, and I am confident that its performance will put us back on-track to once again reach the levels of box office success that we’ve achieved historically,” he added.

DreamWorks announced the charge and earnings after the market closed. The »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Damian Wayne vs Bronze Tiger in new Son of Batman clip

25 April 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen quite a few clips from Son of Batman, but with a little over a week to go until the release of the latest DC Universe Animated Original movie, it’s now time for Damian Wayne to take centre stage as he battles Bronze Tiger in a new clip from the feature; check it out below…

Hidden atop a secret mountain stronghold lies the League of Shadows and its fearless leader, Ra’s al Ghul. Together with his equally dangerous daughter Talia, he oversees a trained army of assassins with plans for global domination. But an uprising from within the league now threatens to shift the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. With assassins on their trail, Talia seeks the protection of Batman, who, unbeknownst to him, is the boy’s father. With his son in tow, Batman »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Epic

22 April 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

The creators of Ice Age and Rio unleash more animated magic in a comedy adventure that whisks a feisty teenager (voiced by Amanda Seyfried) into a hidden forest universe. Once there, she meets a host of fantastical characters and finds herself drawn into a battle between good and evil that could change their world – and ours. Beyonce, Colin Farrell and Chris O'Dowd add their vocals to this spellbinding take on a novel by Rise of the Guardians author William Joyce. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Batman and Robin take on a swarm of Man-Bats in Son of Batman clip

18 April 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To coincide with its world premiere at WonderCon tonight, Warner Bros. has released a new clip from Son of Batman, the latest instalment in the direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movies series, which sees Batman and Robin taking on a swarm of Man-Bats; check it out after the official synopsis…

Hidden atop a secret mountain stronghold lies the League of Shadows and its fearless leader, Ra’s al Ghul. Together with his equally dangerous daughter Talia, he oversees a trained army of assassins with plans for global domination. But an uprising from within the league now threatens to shift the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. With assassins on their trail, Talia seeks the protection of Batman, who, unbeknownst to him, is the boy’s father. With his son in tow, Batman wages war against the villain Deathstroke and the League of Shadows, »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


New clip and images from Son of Batman

15 April 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its upcoming WonderCon premiere this coming Friday, Warner Bros. has debuted a new clip and three images from the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movies release Son of Batman, which we’ve got for you right here…

Hidden atop a secret mountain stronghold lies the League of Shadows and its fearless leader, Ra’s al Ghul. Together with his equally dangerous daughter Talia, he oversees a trained army of assassins with plans for global domination. But an uprising from within the league now threatens to shift the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. With assassins on their trail, Talia seeks the protection of Batman, who, unbeknownst to him, is the boy’s father. With his son in tow, Batman wages war against the villain Deathstroke and the League of Shadows, all while teaching his headstrong boy that one can »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


New images from Son of Batman

12 April 2014 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There’s a little under a month to go before the arrival of Son of Batman, Warner Bros.’ DC Universe Animated Original Movies adaptation of Grant Morrison’s acclaimed ‘Batman and Son’ arc, and we’ve got a brand new batch of images from the direct-to-video feature which you can check out right here…

Hidden atop a secret mountain stronghold lies the League of Shadows and its fearless leader, Ra’s al Ghul. Together with his equally dangerous daughter Talia, he oversees a trained army of assassins with plans for global domination. But an uprising from within the league now threatens to shift the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. With assassins on their trail, Talia seeks the protection of Batman, who, unbeknownst to him, is the boy’s father. With his son in tow, Batman wages war against the villain »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


PlayStation Now Beta 2.0 Adds Shadow Of The Colossus, Dead Island And More

11 April 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

According to a DualShocks report, Sony is prepping a rather hefty update to its Gakai-powered streaming service, PlayStation Now.

Version 2.0, which weights in at 42 megabytes, will reportedly add a litany of new titles to the digital catalogue, including Dead Island, Shadow of the Colossus and Guacamelee!

Here’s a full list of the new additions:

Shadow of the Colossus

WipEout HD

Dead Nation

PixelJunk Monsters

Shatter

Guacamelee!

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten

Dead or Alive 5

Critter Crunch

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond

Zeno Clash 2

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game

Dead Island

Payday: The Heist

Order Up!!

Alien Rage

Real Steel

While this is by no means confirmed, the fact that the anonymous tipster provided screenshots lends some credence to the intriguing report. For now, these games will become available to stream via PlayStation 3, with Sony planning to introduce »

- Michael Briers

Permalink | Report a problem


Double Negative gets animated with Tom Jacomb

10 April 2014 7:44 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jacomb

After getting involved with co-producing Rush (2013) directed by Ron Howard, Double Negative is expanding its movie aspirations into the realm of animation with the help of former DreamWorks Associate Producer Tom Jacomb.

“Animated Feature Films are an exciting next step in the development of Double Negative,” stated DNeg co-founder and CEO Matt Holben.  “We recognise that whilst there are synergies with VFX it requires a different approach. We are thrilled that Tom Jacomb has joined us to develop our new division. We are excited by the long-term potential of feature animation and are determined to build a sustainable pipeline of work.”

The newly appointed Managing Director of Animated Features served as an Associate Producer on Oscar nominated Puss in Boots (2011) and Rise of the Guardians (2012). “I am incredibly excited to be coming back to London, with all the incredible animation talent here, to build a top quality feature studio with Double Negative, »

- Trevor Hogg

Permalink | Report a problem


‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′, the newest feature from Dreamworks Animation, releases a new trailer

10 April 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

One of the emerging forces in the animation film genre over the past few years has been Dreamworks. The studio has been the driving force behind the Shrek series, the Kung Fu Panda series, and the Madagascar series, as well as numerous other features, including Megamind and Rise of the Guardians. Thus, fans were intrigued to learn that the studio was working on a second installment of their 2010 feature How To Train Your Dragon. Titled How To Train Your Dragon 2, the movie sees Dean DeBlois take on directing and screenwriting duties on his own this time, working with a voice cast that includes Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Craig Ferguson. A new trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.

(Source: Animation Scoop)

The post ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′, the newest feature from Dreamworks Animation, releases a new »

- Deepayan Sengupta

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

1-20 of 55 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners