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Watch: Trailer For Oscar Winner William Joyce's 'Rise Of The Guardians' Debuts

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 28, 2012 2:00 PM
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Today the trailer for "Rise of the Guardians," DreamWorks Animation's big holiday 2012 animated movie, quietly debuted online (courtesy of Hey U Guys). The movie features the voice talents of Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin and Jude Law, and centers around an elite group of childhood fantasy characters (Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost) who must band together to save the world. It's based on a book series co-authored and illustrated by beloved artist William Joyce, who also co-directs the animated feature. (Joyce just won an Oscar for his charming animated short "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.")

Alexandre Desplat Scoring Ben Affleck's 'Argo' & Animated 'Rise Of The Guardians'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 11, 2012 10:38 AM
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Rarely a year has gone by over the past decade where composer Alexandre Desplat hasn’t delivered a memorable score for a film. 2011 was an especially strong year with “The Ides of March,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” and Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” As expected, Desplat’s workload isn’t going to slow down anytime soon, as he’s already set to score Wes Anderson’s much anticipated “Moonrise Kingdom” along with two recently announced projects.

New Posters For ‘Wanderlust,’ ‘The Baytown Disco,’ ‘Mirror Mirror,’ ‘Gone’ & ‘The Rise Of The Guardians’

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 30, 2011 9:26 AM
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2012 is just a few days away, and there are a slew of new posters for films that will be released in the new year (assuming none of them switch over to The Weinstein Company, at which point, their release dates will be changed seven times before the film is inevitably dumped on Blu-ray. What up, “Shanghai”!).

DreamWorks Animation Lineup Through 2014 A Mix Of Sequels & Original Content

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 8, 2011 6:36 AM
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Earlier today, DreamWorks Animation announced its lineup through 2014, with six original films and three sequels to the "Kung Fu Panda," "Madagascar" and "How to Train Your Dragon" franchises. Original films are titled "Rise of the Guardians," "The Croods," "Turbo," "Me and My Shadow," "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" and "Puss in Boots," a spin-off from the eponymous character in the "Shrek" franchise. This announcement comes on the tail end of CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg's statement last week that DreamWorks Animation would not necessarily be releasing three animated films per year as it did last year.

Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman To Topline Dreamworks Animation's 'Rise of the Guardians'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 27, 2011 2:23 AM
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Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher Also Among Cast, Leonardo DiCaprio Out; 'Rabbit Hole' Scribe David Lindsay-Abaire Penning The ScreenplayFor over a decade now, DreamWorks Animation have been consistently behind Pixar in their output: films like of "Shark Tale," "Monsters Vs. Aliens" and the "Shrek" sequels substitute star voices, bombastic action sequences and already-past-their-sell-by-date pop culture gags for heart and soul, to increasingly diminishing returns. But, to their credit, the company seem keen to change things, bringing on big creative names to aid their newer projects: Guillermo Del Toro will serve as executive producer on many of the company's new films, and top-flight writers like Charlie Kaufman and Noah Baumbach are writing sequels to "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar."

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