First trailer for Dreamworks' Rise Of The Guardians: watch now

Santa goes badass

Rise Of The Guardians has released a first official trailer online, in which a host of children's fantasy figures must join forces in order to ward off the cruel intentions of the Boogeyman.

Executive produced by Guillermo del Toro and adapted from William Joyce's children's stories, the film will show a different side to the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny et al, as they perform their duties as guardians of childhood against an evil spirit named Pitch.

With a particularly badass Santa (voiced by Alec Baldwin) leading the way, the stage is set for a big old showdown, with the happiness of the world's children at stake!

Take a look at the new trailer below…

We love those naughty and nice tats Santa's rocking on his forearms, and Hugh Jackman's Aussie Easter Bunny already looks set to make off with all the best lines. Meanwhile, Jude Law's Pitch seems a suitably diabolical antagonist.

Also starring the vocal talents of Chris Pine and Isla Fisher, Rise Of The Guardians will open in the UK on 30 November 2012. Don't stop believing...

What do you think of the new trailer? Tell us, below.


    • ChrisWootton

      Mar 29th 2012, 13:06

      Looks like utter s**te

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    • FBSHarrigan

      Mar 30th 2012, 7:39

      This premise seems absolutely absurd, but it was created by the same people who made "How to Train Your Dragon" which was a stellar film. Blending fairy tales and action movies is by no means a new idea; it was done in comics such as Fables which is a fairly successful series. Mythology provides a very rich pool of sources to draw from and can lead to some interesting interpretations of folklore. The action sequences seems like they are well done, especially the flying which is not surprising since flying was a big part of their last film. There is potential in this film if it is executed well. After all as folklore action heroes these characters are following in the footsteps of one of the most charismatic and successful comic book characters of all time. It worked for Hellboy, it may very well work for Santa Claus.

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    • FBJRider

      Mar 30th 2012, 23:19

      This actually looks pretty good, Dreamworks' animations are often pretty good. I think the blending of these characters is a good idea and the voice talent is great. @Chris Wootton, you're wrong.

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