Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny Join Forces On Poster For Rise Of The Guardians

By Sean O'Connell 2012-02-14 09:49:47discussion comments
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DreamWorks Animationís Rise of the Guardians has nothing to do with heroic owls (that was Zack Snyderís GaíHoole, for those keeping track at home), but it does boast some iconic characters. And you can see them all on display in the filmís first poster, which was placed online over at Bleeding Cool and shared below:



Thatís Jack Frost, North (or Santa Claus), Bunnymund (or the Easter Bunny) and the Tooth Fairy joining forces to combat an evil adversary named Pitch in the upcoming animated adventure. Itís odd that the cast doesnít have clearance to use the actual names. Thatís clearly Santa, though, so kids will have to roll with it.

William Joyce wrote the book on which Guardians is based. The characters will be voiced by Chris Pine (Jack Frost), Alec Baldwin (North), Hugh Jackman (Bunnymund), Isla Fisher (Tooth Fairy) and Jude Law (Pitch).

So itís the holiday answer to The Avengers, with mythical fairy tale heroes banding together and using their unique powers to prevent a villain from prevailing and ruining everyoneís fun. That has so much potential. I only hope director Peter Ramsey, who was head of story on Monsters vs. Aliens, maximizes the full strength of the story. Right now, Rise of the Guardians wisely targets the Thanksgiving holiday (a Nov. 21 release date), when kids will be begging their parents to take them to the movies. This could be a massive hit.
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