Rise of the Guardians, formerly titled The Guardians of Childhood and previously titled The Guardians, is an upcoming 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film which will be based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series. It will be produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and is set for release on November 21, 2012. The film stars Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law and Dakota Goyo. It is being directed by Peter Ramsey and co-directed by Joyce, the creator of Rolie Polie Olie and Disney's 2007 film Meet the Robinsons.
The film revolves around a group of guardians - Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), The Sandman, and Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) - joining forces along with Jack Frost (Chris Pine) when The Bogeyman (Jude Law) throws down the gauntlet, bringing the world into "total darkness" by inspiring nothing but fear into the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children all over the world.