RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, a film containing all the magic and wonder of dreams and imagination, isn’t directed by GUILLERMO Del TORO, writer/director of the upcoming epic monster movie PACIFIC RIM, but he is the Executive Producer!
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS is directed by PETER RAMSEY and is based on the children’s book series by WILLIAM JOYCE, and is right up Guillermo’s alley – educating children that there is nothing to fear. The Bogeyman (voice of JUDE LAW), is only something grown-ups use to manipulate war, money, elections and insurance rates.
Guillermo’s other contribution to GUARDIANS, is his vision for the characters. Characters are the heart and soul of every movie, and these characters are not only heartwarming – they’re drop dead gorgeous! Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Sandman and Jack Frost have all been elevated up a notch into the 21st century.
It was Guillermo’s suggestion to make the Tooth Fairy (ISLA FISHER) appear as a hummingbird. REMBRANDT must have reincarnated to paint this woman. Look at the picture, you can actually see her vital force!
The cast is first class. ALEC BALDWIN uses his talents to infuse Santa with a warrior spirit, full of fun, wisdom and generosity. HUGH JACKMAN is equally powerful as Easter Bunny, giving him a down-under, he-man twist. JUDE LAW is chilling as the Bogeyman, and CHRIS PINE perfectly rounds out the players as Jack Frost.
This is a timeless movie that will grow and intensify because of its joyful spirit and wise message.
Available just in time for an Easter Basket special with 2 “hopping eggs.” Enjoy!
2013 Golden Globe® Nominee, Best Animated Feature Film
10 Annie Award Nominations, including Best Animated Feature
A magical and heartwarming adventure for the whole family!