• Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Rise of the Guardians

Release Date: November 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2013

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Generation after generation, immortal Guardians like Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) and the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) protect the world's children from darkness and despair. However, an evil boogeyman named Pitch Black (Jude Law) schemes to overthrow the Guardians by obliterating children's belief in them. It falls to a winter sprite named Jack Frost (Chris Pine) to thwart Pitch's plans and save the Guardians from destruction.

Cast: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Khamani Griffin, Jacob Bertrand

Director: Peter Ramsey

Genres: Fantasy , Animated , Children , Adventure

Production Co: DreamWorks Animation

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: 2010s, Rescue, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    NPR

    Rise of the Guardians is adapted from Joyce's book series The Guardians of Childhood. But the occasional Joycean touch aside, it bears so little resemblance to the look and feel of its source material that it ought to be considered an entirely different beast. show more

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The shaggy, whimsical characters have a primal familiarity, as though they were developed by a tag team of Maurice Sendak and Walt Disney. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The characters and settings are attractively designed, and the vocal performances have real color and a sense of fun that gently undercuts the treacly sincerity of certain obligatory kid-pandering moments. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Animated Feature Film