First Look at DreamWorks' Animated Fantasy 'Rise of the Guardians'
by Ethan Anderton
February 14, 2012
Source: Bleeding Cool
Yesterday brought the first look at DreamWorks Animation's caveman family The Croods, but today we see their heroic fantasy team in the form of a promotional poster for Rise of the Guardians. Based on the children's book series The Guardians of Childhood. In the story, an evil spirit called Pitch (Jude Law) looks to take over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of kids everywhere, unless our greatest heroes, Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) and Jack Frost (Chris Pine), can stop him now. It's The Avengers of our childhood and it looks pretty damn cool!
Here's our first look at Peter Ramsey's Rise of the Guardians via Bleeding Cool:
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.
The kid looks EXACTLY like King Jeoffrey from Game of Thrones.
Tendonin on Feb 14, 2012
I agree. KILL THE LANNISTER!
Nick Sears on Feb 14, 2012
Despite being excited for this, Im just not a big fan of the character design.
Voice of Reason on Feb 14, 2012
Just about to say the same thing. Very amateur looking designs.
Danimal on Feb 14, 2012
I was about to say the kid looks exactly like Joffrey Lannister
Armeetapus16 on Feb 14, 2012
This looks...odd. This isn't the final poster, right? I'm not exactly knocking it, but it looks like a bad video game.
Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012
No, as it says in the opening paragraph, it's just a promotional poster. That's why the date is so hastily pasted in the lower corner.
Ethan Anderton on Feb 14, 2012
Yeah, the characters all have that annoying smirk which graced a thousand US-designed console game cart boxes in the 1990s.
Max Renn on Feb 15, 2012
Apparently Santa dyes his eyebrows
Mdiddles on Feb 14, 2012
i agree about the weird eye brows....and who is that kid in the bottom corner. cool concept, not very good character design.
Artman91 on Feb 14, 2012
is this a game?
Me on Feb 14, 2012
This looks like it was animated in the 1980s. Character designs are worse than awful.
Bk on Feb 14, 2012
I'll watch it.
LeBaron Marilyn on Feb 14, 2012
Characters don't look appealing to me. Looks like they outsourced it to some Eastern European animation company or something.
Mithun Divakaran on Feb 15, 2012
santa reminds me of sean connery
redskulllives on Feb 15, 2012
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