‘Rise of the Guardians’ Wants You to Get to Know Chris Pine’s Jack Frost
One this year’s big holiday films is ‘Rise of the Guardians,’ which pits Santa Claus (voiced by Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) and the Sandman against the slightly satanic Pitch (Jude Law), with Jack Frost (Chris Pine) the newest recruit to the good guy gang of fantasy figures. Now there’s a new featurette that lets you get to know Jack Frost.
We’re cautiously excited about this film, but that’s because – as an animation studio – DreamWorks has been very inconsistent. When they started, it was the ‘Shrek’ franchise that launched them into competition with Pixar, but for the most part their films didn’t hold a candle. Somewhere in the past couple years the studio managed to make some solid, possibly all-time great animated films like ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda.’ But it’s hard to know when they’re bringing their A Game.
Here’s the synopsis for ‘Rise of the Guardians’:
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS is an epic and magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost – legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere.
And here’s that featurette. The film opens November 21: