See an exclusive 28 minutes from the award winning animation

Movie Fest has just announced that they will have 28 minutes of RISE OF THE GUARDIANS footage to show this weekend, the new animation from executive producer Guillermo Del Toro and director Peter Ramsey has just been announced as winner of the 2012 Hollywood Animation Award, which boasts previous winners like “Rango,” “Ratatouille,” “Toy Story 3,” “UP,” and “Wall-E.”

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS is an epic and magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost’s legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children everywhere. The movie stars the voice talents of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law

Speaking of the award, Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Awards. “It is a great pleasure to recognize “Rise of the Guardians” as the recipient of our animation award. This piece of Avant-garde animation style surely will be another classic for generations to come.”

Movie Fest is an epic Movie Festival that takes place over two days in Dublin Ireland, premiering a number of blockbusters, alongside exclusive footage and trailers from highly anticipated movies to a very enthusiastic film-loving crowd. The sold out event this year will premiere movies like LOOPER starring Bruce Willis, PREMIUM RUSH starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, PARANORMAN with director Chris Butler attending, STITCHES with cast members attending alongside mystery movie screenings and footage from IRON MAN 3, THE LIFE OF PI, WRECK-IT RALPH, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, BYZANTIUM and many more… 

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 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS will be released in Irish cinemas on November 21st.