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Rise of the Guardians -- When the evil spirit Pitch hatches his plan to take over the planet, a group of heroes known as the Immortal Guardians team up for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imaginations of children all around the world.
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Rise of the Guardians -- When an evil spirit hatches a plot to take over the world, the immortal Guardians join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children all over the world.
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David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay)
William Joyce (book)
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21 November 2012 (USA) See more »
Naughty, nice. You better believe. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 31 nominations See more »
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  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Chris Pine ... Jack Frost (voice)

Alec Baldwin ... North (voice)

Jude Law ... Pitch (voice)

Isla Fisher ... Tooth (voice)

Hugh Jackman ... Bunny (voice)

Dakota Goyo ... Jamie Bennett (voice)

Khamani Griffin ... Caleb (voice)

Kamil McFadden ... Claude (voice)
Georgie Grieve ... Sophie Bennett (voice)
Emily Nordwind ... Jamie's Mom / Jack's Mother (voice)

Jacob Bertrand ... Monty (voice)
Olivia Mattingly ... Pippa / Jack's Sister (voice)

Dominique Grund ... Cupcake (voice)
Ryan Crego ... Burgess Dog Walker (voice)
April Lawrence ... Burgess Pedestrian #1 (voice)
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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mildly scary action
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

At the beginning of the movie, Jack Frost walks through a Colonial American village. In the background, the folk song village musicians are playing is called "Kempe's Jig." This was a popular early eighteenth century English dance song, named in honor of William Kempe, a famous sixteenth century English comic stage actor, whose work influenced modern comedic acting, stand-up comedy, and improvisational comic skits.See more »
Plot holes: Jack Frost should not be able to carry the girl home since she did not believe in him, and was clearly shown in the beginning of the film that he simply vaporized through them.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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Kemp's JigSee more »

37 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
High expectations lived up to..., 2 December 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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