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Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians set to bow on blu-ray/DVD in March

02.14.2013

Dreamworks' holiday-themed animated film RISE OF THE GUARDIANS may not have been a hit at the box office, despite great reviews and stellar animation, but there's always a second chance when it hits the home video market in March.  The film, starring the voice talents of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fischer, and Hugh Jackman is rearranging its holiday focus to Easter rather than Christmas, which is easily done and the most logical marketing move. 

Personally, I loved the movie, as did my kid, so it will definitely take up residence on my shelf.  It's one of the more original and fun animated films I've seen in years, which makes it such a shame that it didn't make a splash at the box office.  Every time something original dies at the theater, something unoriginal and "safe" takes its place.  Like FINDING NEMO 2. 

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS will be available in blu-ray/DVD/3D combo packs on March 12, 2013 (with an early release digital download available on February 26, 2013).  Check out the specs and artwork below! 

Disc 1 (Blu-Ray):

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
  • Previews
Extra Tidbit: Although we'll likely never get a theatrical sequel, I'd be down for a DTV one. I see potential.

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