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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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Peter Ramsey

Writers:

David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay), William Joyce (based on the book series "Guardians of Childhood" by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 Georgie Grieve ... Sophie Bennett (voice)
Emily Nordwind Emily Nordwind ... Jamie's Mom / Jack's Mother (voice)
Jacob Bertrand ... Monty (voice)
Olivia Mattingly Olivia Mattingly ... Pippa / Jack's Sister (voice)
Dominique Grund ... Cupcake (voice)
Ryan Crego Ryan Crego ... Burgess Dog Walker (voice)
April Lawrence April Lawrence ... Burgess Pedestrian #1 (voice)
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Storyline

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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Naughty, nice. You better believe. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rise of the Guardians See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,773,465, 25 November 2012

Gross USA:

$103,412,758

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$306,941,670
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Christopher Lloyd was considered for the role of Pitch. See more »

Goofs

When talking about the egg hunt, Jamie and his friends say it's on Sunday. However, on the banners in the street (visible when Jack and Sandman are talking to Pitch) it says that the egg hunt is on Saturday. 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

During the end credits, there are several scenes showing how the children are put back to bed before morning. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Underground (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Kemp's Jig
Arranged and Performed by John Bullard
Courtesy of Bunyan Bullard Music
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User Reviews

 
Pretty good--and the star is definitely the animation.
25 December 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Before I discuss what I thought of this film, my oldest daughter insists I talk about the film as seen in theaters. She LOVED the animation and when we watched it on Cinemax HD on our large HDTV, it apparently lost a lot according to her. A lot of the wonderful details were lost and the beauty of the film was lost--at least to some extent. Just thought I'd mention this.

As for the film, the plot is quite strange. Among the many fictional characters (though they are real in this film), the Boogeyman is intent on filling the world with awful dreams and driving out all sense of hope or joy. To counter this, Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman all seek out a new guardian--a strange character that will help them fight Mr. Boogey. This character is the hipster-like Jack Frost. Together they do battle to save the children of the world and keep faith in them alive.

Overall, while a gorgeous film, the plot is a bit limp and is more of an excuse to show off the lovely CGI. Not a great movie but worth seeing. I especially liked Alec Baldwin as the Russian version of Santa--what an interesting accent and characterization.


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