Rise of the Guardians UK Quad PosterDreamWorks’ latest animated blockbuster, Rise of the Guardians, will be arriving in US theatres next Wednesday, just in time for Thanksgiving, and with Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph soaring to the top of the box office last weekend, there’s a very good chance that DreamWorks will be following suit next.

We saw a handful of great new clips from the film yesterday, and now we’ve got an exclusive new featurette to share, taking us inside the fantastic animation that we’ve seen in recent months.

“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.”

Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Alec Baldwin, and Dakota Goyo lead the terrific voice cast, with Peter Ramsey (head of story on Monsters vs. Aliens) making his feature directorial debut, from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire (Robots, Rabbit Hole), adapting William Joyce’s popular book, The Guardians of Children.

The film has already been submitted for the Best Animated Feature at the Oscars, alongside a further twenty films, and we’re really looking forward to seeing what the final list of nominees looks like come January.

Rise of the Guardians will be released in 3D in the US next Wednesday, 21st November, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Here in the UK, it will be hitting cinemas at the end of the month on 30th November. It looks like it should be one of the best animated films of the year, and here’s the great new featurette to give you a taste of what we have coming our way soon.

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