The first trailer has gone online for Rise of the Guardians, the latest work from DreamWorks Animation, and we have been waiting for this one. Executive produced by Guillermo del Toro (but isn’t everything?), this looks like epic fun. Based on William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood series, it features the voice work of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. Joyce, who co-directs with Peter Ramsey, won an Oscar with Brandon Oldenburg this year for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
Rise of the Guardians is an epic and magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost – legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere.
Rise of the Guardians is released in the US on 21 November 2012, and in Australia on 13 December 2012 from Paramount.