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"Rise of the Guardians" 3D/Blu-ray/DVD on March 12

By Rich Heldenfels Published: February 14, 2013

The official word: Praised by critics and moviegoers of all ages, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) spectacular and heartfelt adventure RISE OF THE GUARDIANS soars onto  Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D™ and DVD on March 12, 2013.  Hailed as “brilliant” and “the best family film of the year” (Joel Amos, 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). 


Just in time for Easter, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS will be available in a 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.  The film will also be available on March 12th in a three-disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Pack with UltraViolet and for digital download on February 26th.


DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians Blu-ray Combo Pack

The Rise of the Guardians Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Pack includes two hopping toy eggs, plus almost an hour of bonus features:


Disc 1 (Blu-ray):

Feature film in high definition


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.

Additional Bonus Features:

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.

Disc 2 (DVD):

Feature film in standard definition

Bonus features:

Dreamers and Believers
Sandy’s Dream Guide
More Magic (DVD-ROM)—Printable egg holders, coloring sheets and more—perfect for Easter fun!
Filmmakers’ Commentary
More Magic (DVD-ROM)
Filmmakers’ Commentary


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