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When we first saw the trailer for Dreamworks' new animated epic "Rise of the Guardians" and beheld the nondenominational team-up of Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Sandman and Jack Frost, we wondered how on God's green earth this had never been done before.
It turns out all the ingredients were right there for an "Avengers"-style franchise crossover movie and, just to rub it in the studios' faces, we've assembled a first-class poster mock-up by Old Red Jalopy to prove it.
As you can see, they could have had Tim Allen of Disney's "Santa Clause" franchise leading the way along with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson from 2010's "The Tooth Fairy," Michael Keaton of 1998's nightmarish family film bomb "Jack Frost," Thomas Haden Church as Sandman from 2007's "Spider-Man 3" and Anna Faris as our favorite Playboy centerfold, "The House Bunny."
You can probably imagine the billions in merchandising revenue alone that were flushed down the toilet by not combining these icons while they had the chance, but their loss is Jeffrey Katzenberg's gain.