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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  • Nic
    looks interesting.  not sure I like the designs though
  • Dreamworks... They are like the Yankees. High productions don't guarantee success. I'll keep an eye on this, but not sold. 
  • donkey
    I am so in, that looks awesome, love the voice work as well. 
  • AgentKidSociety
    "This a prequel to that owl movie?" - My favourite YouTube comment so far! ...also, this looks quite something.
  • Looks interesting.
  • Blew my mind
  • i will see it just for the naughty/nice santa tattoos
    Pity that most of the characters are not known in a lot parts of the world (like some countries in Europe). Cultural differences!
  • Xerxexx
    Is that Jude Law voicing Pitch? Dreamworks has some pretty good animated films...this looks like yet another success.
  • I prefer this voice cast rag tag of mythical figures as opposed to the Hotel Transylvania one
  • Danimal
    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. 
  • 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...
  • 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 😉   
  • DoomCanoe
    um... fuck yeah!
    • Elbak
      I concur. The Easter Bunny and Santa Claus look like they are going to be bad ass in this. Can't wait!
  • RidgeRacer4
    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.
  • beevis
    there aren't words to describe how fu#king awesome i thought that was......i got chills!!! I'M IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Zeus
  • Josh Abbott
    Wait - you mean the bad guy is not Bun Bun!?  (if you don't get it - check out SluggyFreelance Sometime and the holiday wars)
  • Jackmooney9
     The good part is this movie is from the creators of How To Train Your Dragon. The bad part is the animation.
  • Blurb
    Looks like a straight-to-TV children's movie.
    • beevis
      name one you're comparing it to. 
  • Xander
    Did I miss Jack Frost? I saw the Sandman, the easter bunny, tooth fairy, and santa, but no Jack Frost.
    • Hu
       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.
    • beevis
      he's probably holding out for more money.
  • Cornholio
    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.
  • Santa has tats. Love it! Why is the Easter Bunny Australian tho?
    •  Because he lives 'down under'. 😛
  • Theoct8pus
    Isn't this The Avengers?
  • Phantomrockcity
    tattooed Santa. awesome. The kids are gonna love this!
  • I just say awesome and: Santa Claus = Superman Osterhase = Batman  Zahnfee = Wonderwoman Sandmännchen = Green Latern
  • David Banner
    I don't understand, did we not see the same trailer?? I was bored out of my mind....
  • CookieMonster
    Early renders. I think it'll look better upon release
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Thavius
    This looks sweet. There's something really appealing about the idea of Santa Claus as Russian. 




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