Teaser Trailer for DreamWorks Animation's 'Rise of the Guardians'

March 28, 2012
Source: Apple

Rise of the Guardians

"It is our job to protect the children of the world, for as long as they believe in us, we will guard them with our lives." While this May will bring together an assembly of superheroes in The Avengers, another group of fantastical warriors who have been around for much longer will assemble to defend children across the world. The teaser trailer for DreamWorks Animation's adaptation of William Joyce's book Rise of the Guardians has just debuted, and it looks pretty damn magical and epic. Childhood legends like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny look to take down an evil spirit threatening children everywhere. Watch below!

The teaser trailer for DreamWorks Animation's adaptation of Rise of the Guardians via Apple:

When an evil spirit called Pitch becomes bent upon taking over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of kids everywhere, a group of our greatest heroes, Santa (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) and Jack Frost (Chris Pine), band together for the first time, determined to stand in Pitch’s way. Peter Ramsey (head of story on Monsters vs. Aliens) is directing Rise of the Guardians from a script by the book's author William Joyce and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire (Inkheart). DreamWorks Animation brings the film to theaters in 3D just before Thanksgiving on November 21st.

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Reader Feedback - 37 Comments


looks interesting.  not sure I like the designs though

Nic on Mar 28, 2012


Dreamworks... They are like the Yankees. High productions don't guarantee success. I'll keep an eye on this, but not sold. 

Johnny Neat on Mar 28, 2012


I am so in, that looks awesome, love the voice work as well. 

donkey on Mar 28, 2012


"This a prequel to that owl movie?" - My favourite YouTube comment so far! ...also, this looks quite something.

AgentKidSociety on Mar 28, 2012


Looks interesting.

M.K. Nielsen on Mar 28, 2012


Blew my mind

Christopher Kenny on Mar 28, 2012


i will see it just for the naughty/nice santa tattoos

Brandon V. Fletcher on Mar 28, 2012


Pity that most of the characters are not known in a lot parts of the world (like some countries in Europe). Cultural differences!

JMGPG on Mar 28, 2012


Is that Jude Law voicing Pitch? Dreamworks has some pretty good animated films...this looks like yet another success.

Xerxexx on Mar 28, 2012


 That is indeed Jude Law as Pitch!

Ethan Anderton on Mar 28, 2012


I prefer this voice cast rag tag of mythical figures as opposed to the Hotel Transylvania one

Michael Lee on Mar 28, 2012


I'm impressed....Personally, I think the character designs are pretty weak, but the story and everything else looks like it'll make up for that. I'm in. 

Danimal on Mar 28, 2012


Interesting premise but do we really have to go all 'Dark Knight' with Santa, The Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy etc? The one thing that gives me hope is that Guillermo del Toro is involved. We'll see...

Ken Henderson on Mar 28, 2012


In Soviet Russia - Santa carries a darned big sword ... apparently !  Nice to hear Hugh Jackman doing Easter Bunny with his actual Australian accent.  Looks surreal / funny  - although I cant help think they missed Jack Skellington 😉   

Mike Cannon on Mar 28, 2012


um... fuck yeah!

DoomCanoe on Mar 28, 2012


I concur. The Easter Bunny and Santa Claus look like they are going to be bad ass in this. Can't wait!

Elbak on Mar 28, 2012


Voice cast seems like a win but while Alec's accent was struggling in the narration, it didn't sound half bad in some sequences. Still, pretty neat concept...fingers crossed.

RidgeRacer4 on Mar 28, 2012


there aren't words to describe how fu#king awesome i thought that was......i got chills!!! I'M IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

beevis on Mar 28, 2012



Zeus on Mar 28, 2012


Wait - you mean the bad guy is not Bun Bun!?  (if you don't get it - check out SluggyFreelance Sometime and the holiday wars)

Josh Abbott on Mar 28, 2012


 The good part is this movie is from the creators of How To Train Your Dragon. The bad part is the animation.

Jackmooney9 on Mar 28, 2012


Looks like a straight-to-TV children's movie.

Blurb on Mar 28, 2012


name one you're comparing it to. 

beevis on Mar 28, 2012


Did I miss Jack Frost? I saw the Sandman, the easter bunny, tooth fairy, and santa, but no Jack Frost.

Xander on Mar 28, 2012


 Rumour has it, he had a falling out with Santa Claus so they cut him out of the film. Sucks, was looking forward to his first big performance.

Hu on Mar 28, 2012


he's probably holding out for more money.

beevis on Mar 28, 2012


Should have cut Santa, Tooth Fairy, and the Bunny. I think the idea of a movie just about the Sandman and dreams would be a great idea. Screw it, just put Neil Gaiman's Sandman on the big screen.

Cornholio on Mar 28, 2012


Santa has tats. Love it! Why is the Easter Bunny Australian tho?

Carl Manson on Mar 28, 2012


 Because he lives 'down under'. 😛

serke on Mar 29, 2012


Isn't this The Avengers?

Theoct8pus on Mar 28, 2012


tattooed Santa. awesome. The kids are gonna love this!

Phantomrockcity on Mar 28, 2012


I just say awesome and: Santa Claus = Superman Osterhase = Batman  Zahnfee = Wonderwoman Sandmännchen = Green Latern

Millus on Mar 29, 2012


I don't understand, did we not see the same trailer?? I was bored out of my mind....

David Banner on Mar 29, 2012


Early renders. I think it'll look better upon release

CookieMonster on Mar 29, 2012


Probably just me, but my inner child got some serious goosebumps there... definitely felt the How to Train Your Dragon vibe. Will most def see this...

Nathalie on Mar 29, 2012


Check out the official website for the character bios, Jack Frost is there. He's a teenage boy with white hair and a magic staff... so I guess that's the closest they're getting to an asian mythic figure. The design of the Tooth Fairy is straight up Papagena from The Magic Flute. I do like Santa's russian hat and coat, though.

serke on Mar 29, 2012


This looks sweet. There's something really appealing about the idea of Santa Claus as Russian. 

Thavius on Mar 31, 2012

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