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'Rise of the Guardians' Trailer Delves Into Jack Frost's Backstory (Video)

DreamWorks' 3D animation film slated for November release focuses on capturing the magic of childhood.

Rise of the Gaurdians Screengrab - H 2012

In the new trailer for Rise of the Guardians, Jack Frost (Chris Pine) enjoys a breezy, carefree existence as the perpetually cool creator of winter weather. Although his unseen presence brings joy to children on snow days, he longs for acceptance and a way to ease his loneliness. 

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Suddenly, Jack is kidnapped by an old rival and thrust into the secret world of the Guardians known as the Big Four: a buff boomerang-bearing Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman); sword-wielding Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin); tenacious, enamel-armed Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher); and sod-slinging yet sleepy Sandman.

These reimagined childhood heroes team up to form an alliance to protect the innocence of youth. Despite Jack’s reluctance to join the superhero-sized group, Santa urges him to seize his “destiny” and use his special talents to battle Pitch (Jude Law), a dark malevolent figure determined to steal dreams and induce nightmares.

Loosely based on William Joyce’s visionary series of children’s books, Rise of the Guardians presents an action-packed adventure epic right in time for the holiday season. The star-studded cast of voice actors breathes life into the characters, conveying a wealth of emotion and providing a refreshing twist on classic childhood icons.

“I really enjoy this movie. I think it is really, really different from the other animated movies that I've seen,” Pine told The Hollywood Reporter.

Watch the new trailer for Rise of the Guardians below.