Rise of the Guardians Comes to Life in IMAX® 3D November 21.
DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost – legendary heroes, each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch threatens to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of all children on earth. This beautifully-animated movie will explode on IMAX screens as the vivid images come to life before your eyes.
Each character in Rise of the Guardians has a story to tell, a significant part to play and unique abilities that they use in their quest to ensure the safety of all children. This is no ordinary folklore—these exquisitely crafted heroes are destined to protect the Earth from the vengeance of villains of darkness.
Get to know the characters of Rise of the Guardians and find out why they have what it takes to protect the children of the world.
Meet Jack Frost — a supernatural being much like the Guardians. But unlike the others he is a loner, the classic rebel without a cause. He too is immortal, eternally young, charismatic, and smart.
He has incredible weather powers that he controls with the help of his magical staff; he can call the wind, storms, cold and snow. He is the spirit of mischief and chaos personified, but until he can discover the purpose behind his amazing powers, he will never be a true Guardian.
You probably know North as Santa Claus, but he is not the typical belly-full-of-jelly character with which you are familiar. North is a warrior with a heart of gold. He has “naughty” tattooed on one arm and “nice” on the other. Fierce, demanding, and impulsive, everything about him is larger than life. For North, nothing is impossible as long as he believes in it.
Tooth is a beautiful, elegant, blue and green iridescent fairy. She is half-human and half-hummingbird. Full of energy and always in motion, her feet never touch the ground. Everyone knows the Tooth Fairy collects children’s teeth with the help of her fleet of mini fairies that patrol the globe 24/7. What you don’t know is that the teeth hold the most precious childhood memories. Tooth safeguards these teeth in her palace and returns the memories when you need them most.
Bunnymund, as he’s known, is a cool calm Australian, as dry as the Outback. A natural ranger, he is an in the dirt, rough and tumble protector of nature. He follows nature’s rhythms and when it’s time for action he waits for the perfect moment to act. And when he finally does, it’s all over in a heartbeat with the help of his enchanted boomerangs and exploding Easter eggs. Bunny is completely unflappable. The only thing that does get under his skin is North’s constant ribbing about how Christmas is more important than Easter.
Sandman is the Guardian of dreams. Although he doesn’t speak, he communicates through sand images that he conjures above his head much like a game of charades. Think Harpo Marx meets Buddha. He is ancient and wise and incredibly powerful. Although peaceful by nature, the Sandman is a fierce fighter expertly wielding his dreamsand whips to fight Pitch and his Nightmares.
Pitch is the Boogeyman that hides under your bed and the reason you're afraid of the dark. He's had to endure generations of parents telling their children not to fear or believe in him, while the Guardians are beloved by all. But in his underground lair Pitch has devised a plan to change all that. With the help of his sinister army of Nightmares, Pitch plans to destroy belief in the Guardians and all they represent – until there is nothing left but fear.
Rise of the Guardians is directed by Peter Ramsey and produced by Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein. It features the voices of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. The movie is inspired by the highly-acclaimed children’s book series by William Joyce, who, together with Guillermo del Toro, serves as Executive Producer.
On November 21, Rise of the Guardians will play in select IMAX theatres throughout North America. You can visit www.imax.com/theatres to find a participating theatre and purchase your tickets.