Sunday, March 24, 2013
Praised by critics and moviegoers of all ages, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) spectacular and heartfelt adventure RISE OF THE GUARDIANS is now available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D™ and DVD. Hailed as “brilliant” and “the best family film of the year” (Joel Amos, MovieFanatic.com) with “spellbinding power” (James Verniere, Boston Herald) and “dazzling animation” (Tom Long, Detroit News), RISE OF THE GUARDIANS received outstanding audience reactions and a coveted ‘A’ Cinemascore. DreamWorks Animation’s newest animated adventure has captured the imagination of audiences worldwide with a fun-filled and magical story about the legendary guardians—Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Sandman—together for the first time! When the evil Pitch threatens to take over the world, it’s up to our beloved heroes to protect the hopes and dreams of children everywhere. Filled with non-stop action and laughs, it’s a dazzling family film that’s being hailed as “an instant classic” (Nancy Jay, Daybreak USA).
Available now for Easter, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Pack with UltraViolet™ or single-disc DVD, each of which includes two delightful hopping toy eggs inspired by the ones seen in the film (while supplies last—quantities are limited). The combo pack and single-disc DVD also include special features that take viewers behind-the-scenes to learn more about the magic used to bring the story to life.
Featuring an all-star cast of voice talent including Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS delivers humor, adventure and exceptional entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.
- DVD/Blu-ray combo pack (with hopping eggs)
- Watering can (pink)
- Bunny ears
- Flowering Pot (Forget Me Nots seeds to plant)
- Easter candy (peeps, Cadbury eggs, etc)
- Easter egg decorating kit
- ROTG Night light
- Temporary tattoo sheet
|Forget Me Nots planted. Will they grow?|
Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features:
- Jack Frost Snowball Showdown!—Use your remote to duck and dodge snowballs!
- Rock, Paper, Scissors with Sandy—See if you can beat the Sandman in this classic game.
- Behind the Magic—Explore the filmmakers’ journey to create Rise of the Guardians’ enthralling look, characters, effects and music:
- Dreaming Up the Look
- Naughty & Nice: Designing Memorable Characters
- Enchanting Effects
- Creating an Epic Score
- The Man Behind the Guardians—Learn how DreamWorks Animation worked with author William Joyce to bring his novels to life.
- Dreamers and Believers—A look at the cast and characters of Rise of the Guardians.
- Sandy’s Dream Guide—The Sandman helps interpret your dreams in this interactive guide.
- Filmmakers’ Commentary—With director Peter Ramsey and producers Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein.
- Dreamers and Believers
- Sandy’s Dream Guide
- More Magic (DVD-ROM)—Printable egg holders, coloring sheets and more—perfect for Easter fun!
- Filmmakers’ Commentary
If you saw Rise of the Guardians at the movies or if this will be your first time watching, you will be pleasantly surprised with this purchase. The film itself features well flushed out characters and a story that surpasses the 'Holiday' theme. It is really a great movie that can be enjoyed year around. Hopefully we will see more of this franchise in the future. Jack has a tremendous amount of depth to his character for the adults. Yet the film has a lot of 'eye candy' to keep the kids entertained.
Don't just take my word for it! Head out to your favorite retailer or visit your favorite e-retailer to purchase your copy of Rise of the Guardians so you and your family can not only enjoy it this Easter but year around!
***Note: I was sent a copy of Rise of the Guardians and goodie tote in order to help facilitate this review. Opinions are my own.***