Rise of the Guardians Moviejuice preview

Rise of the Guardians is the latest release from DreamWorks Animation and promises to be one of the biggest Christmas films of the year.

Based on the books by William Joyce, it brings together some of the world's best known characters as Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman recruit Jack Frost to help save the world from the Bogeyman.

Isla Fisher, who voices the Tooth Fairy, said: "Like The Avengers, these icons come together to save children's innocence and put their belief back into them."

Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Chris Pine also lend their vocal talents to the production, with director Peter Ramsey delighted by his cast.

He said: "It's a dream cast, really. Because when you're casting an animated film one thing you really want is actors who can be themselves behind the microphone and bring a lot of themselves.

"That's what's going to bring you the spontaneity, the surprise that comes from a real live performance."

But for Chris Pine, who is best known as Captain Kirk in the reboot of the Star Trek franchise, working with such a strong cast brings its own problems.

He said: "Early on in the process I thought it would be so much easier if we were all in the room and we got the chance to play off one another.

"It actually turned out to be worse than being in the booth by yourself, because Alec [Baldwin] is so funny and his character's so big and so larger than life, I just spent the whole time gawking at Alec Baldwin instead of trying to do a good job."

Rise of the Guardians is out now.

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