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Movie review: Rise of the Guardians, starring Santa, Jack Frost, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny


This DreamWorks digimation assembles a sort of famous five – Santa, Jack Frost, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny – in an epic fight against every child's enemy.

That would be The Bogeyman, named Pitch (and voiced by Jude Law – had to be a Brit), who wants to destroy the infant belief in all these folkloric figures.

The story gets tangled up with homely messages flying hither and thither, but the animation is top-notch, particularly in the case of Jack Frost, a lost boy with cool hair and a magic crackle-glazing staff.

Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine and Isla Fisher all contribute enthusiastic voicework, raising what might have been a tiresome trudge into something pretty festive.