What better way to celebrate the Monday after Easter than with some of your favorite icons from childhood, like the Easter Bunny and his pals Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and The Sandman? Well, actually I can think of quite a few ways better than this, but this is what we’ve got.
In any case, we have two posters as well as the first teaser trailer for a new animated movie from Dreamworks called Rise of the Guardians, featuring the voices of Chris Pine (Jack Frost), Alec Baldwin (North aka Santa Claus complete with “Naughty” and “Nice” tatts), Isla Fisher (Tooth) and Hugh Jackman (Bunnymund) in which our childhood heroes are actually heroes.
When an evil spirit known as Pitch (aka The Boogieman – Jude Law) 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 imagination of children all over the world.
Based on a book by William Joyce, Rise of the Guardians is the feature debut for director Peter Ramsay with a script by David Lindsey-Abaire (Robots, Inkheart, Oz: The Great and Powerful). I keep getting the title confused with Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, but that’s probably just me. The trailer looks good. The film itself looks like sumptuous with color soaked computer generated animation giving it an old-school feel, helped quite a bit by a score by Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech). More will surely follow. Rise of the Guardians opens November 21 in the US and 30th November in the UK.