Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost are real and it’s their job to protect the children of the world. That’s the basic setup for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming 3D film Rise of the Guardians. The film is directed by Peter Ramsey, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and William Joyce, based on the Guardians of Childhood books from the latter.

Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher and Jude Law, the first trailer for the film has just been released and you can check it out below. Read More »

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When a Pixar film is nominated for an Oscar, chances are it’s going to win. For proof, look at the Best Animated Feature category. In the 11 years since the Academy started handing out the award, a Pixar film has been nominated eight times. And out of those eight, it’s only lost twice.

In fact, this is the first year Pixar’s feature film, Cars 2, didn’t get nominated. They were, however, represented in the Best Animated Short category for the film La Luna. That’s a category Pixar has also won numerous times, but loses more often than not and such was the case this year. La Luna lost to a film called The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg.

Is the film better than something from Pixar? Judge for youself. You can watch the short after the break. Read More »

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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DreamWorks Animation has announced that Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin and Isla Fisher will voice the 2012 DreamWorks Animation 3D film Rise of the Guardians.
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Ever wondered what the various cast and crew of Watchmen were up to now? Well, you probably know very well what the most of them are getting along with – its just the kind of stuff we relish telling you about here at /Film. Not every little detail of their future resumes had made it here quite yet, however…

According to a How Stuff Works article on Snyder’s cape epic, production designer Alex McDowell is following up Watchmen, and indeed The Fantastic Mr. Fox, with duties on Dreamworks Animations’ The Guardians of Childhood. Dreamworks’ The Guardians of Whuh? Details after the break.

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