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Forget "The Avengers," because Dreamworks Animation has the year's REAL event team-up movie. All of the most famous pagan aspects of the holidays are combined into one rollicking adventure in "Rise of the Guardians."
As seen in the new debut trailer at Apple Trailers, this amazing looking fable presupposes that childhood icons like Santa, Easter Bunny, Sandman and the Tooth Fairy not only exist but occasionally form an elite squadron to destroy evil, in this case Pitch, the Nightmare King (a.k.a. The Boogeyman) voiced by Jude Law. Alec Baldwin leads this A-Team — or should that be H-Team? — as a European accented St. Nick, Hugh Jackman goes from wolverine to bunny, Isla Fisher as a toothsome Fairy and Chris Pine as a jolly Jack Frost nipping at your nose.
Not to be confused with "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," this is a wholly new franchise based on a series of recent children's books by author/artist William Joyce known as "The Guardians of Childhood." You might know Joyce as the Academy Award-winning co-director (along with Brandon Oldenburg) of 2012's Best Animated Short "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," or as an occasional jetpack enthusiast. He also takes the reigns of Santa's sleigh as co-director on "Guardians" along with Peter Ramsey.
With an executive producer assist from Guillermo del Toro, this looks like it could be the ultimate Holiday movie that just might put all you non-believers in your place. Seeing is believing, so check it out below or at Apple.