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.


Peter Ramsey


David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay), William Joyce (based on the book series "Guardians of Childhood" by)
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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 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 ... Burgess Pedestrian #1 (voice)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


When Sandy is signaling everyone to look at the Man in the Moon, a crescent moon appears above his head. This is otherwise known as the DreamWorks Animation logo. See more »


While preparing for Easter at the warren, Bunny announces that "There will be springtime on every continent!" Easter only coincides with springtime in the Northern Hemisphere- in the Southern Hemisphere, the holiday coincides with the start of the autumn season instead. 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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Crazy Credits

The DreamWorks Animation logo has Jack Frost on the moon, and he uses his powers to cover the logo in frost and crackle off snowflakes. See more »


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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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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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Release Date:

21 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rise of the Guardians See more »


Box Office


$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,773,465, 25 November 2012

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1.85 : 1
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