You better believe.
Naughty, nice. You better believe.
Director: Peter Ramsey
Writer(s): David Lindsay-Abaire and William Joyce (whose book the film is based on)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Filming: Isla filmed her voice for the film in early 2011
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 – 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.
Chris Pine … as Jack Frost
Hugh Jackman … as E. Aster Bunnymund (Easter Bunny)
Alec Baldwin … as Nicholas St. North (Santa Claus), the leader of the guardians
Jude Law … as Pitch, the Nightmare King (The Bogeyman)
Dakota Goyo … as Jamie
US – November 21st 2012
Russia – November 22nd 2012
France – November 28th 2012
Germany – November 29th 2012
Italy – November 29th 2012
Brazil – November 30th 2012
Spain – November 30th 2012
UK – November 30th 2012
Australia – December 13th 2012
New Zealand – January 3rd 2013
Isla voices Tooth – as in the Tooth Fairy – in this animated movie. She is one of the Guardians who, along with other legendary characters, must protect children from an evil spirit. Entertainment Weekly describe the Tooth Fairy as ‘a half-human, half-hummingbird creature who collects children’s teeth because they contain important feelings and memories from early childhood that are returned to them by her at crucial moments in their adult lives’.
• Guillermo del Toro is producing this movie. He told Collider.com in August 2012 that he is “surprised at what they got away with” with this film, because it is “dark and moody”.
• HitFix.com reported that while Tooth Fairy originally had a more Hindu influence in her costume design, the final costume was “more like a hummingbird or a tiny parakee”.
• Isla called the Guardians in this film the “animated Avengers”!
• The movie will receive the Vanity Fair International Award for Cinematic Excellence at the Rome Film Festival in November 2012.
• Isla says her kids won’t be seeing this film just yet – “My kids are too young to see this movie,” she told reporters at the London premiere.
– Isla Fisher: “I’m actually doing an animated movie now, ‘Rise of the Guardians’, and I’m playing Tinkerbell which is a really different voice from Bean’s. And I’m really enjoying that, but I’m in an isolated booth.” (on the difference between this movie, and Rango)
– Isla Fisher: (loosely translated) “In film, the characters fight so that the children of the world continue to accept the legends. Me, I do not have this problem: as my children are brought up in the Jewish tradition, so they do not believe in Father Christmas. That makes the task easier for me.”
– Isla Fisher: “We’re like the animated Avengers.” (on the Guardians in this film, speaking at Cannes)
– Isla Fisher: “I specialise in silly, funny voices but, for this, director Peter Ramsey told me to be myself but with an American accent. I felt quite vulnerable.”
– Isla Fisher: “I think it’s always important to choose stories and characters that you love. I felt that way and I’m really honoured to be a part of this.”
– William Joyce (writer): “It’s a hard job. It’s like tucking in every kid, or a portion of the kids of Earth, every night,” Joyce says. “Every kid who has lost a tooth during that day, she has to be there. It’s like being a mom on a global level. It’s hard enough being a mom with three or four kids or even one. This is a huge task that leaves her a little bit rattled and distracted. It’s dealing with being a mom on a heroic scale.” (on the Tooth Fairy’s job)
– William Joyce (writer): “There’s one Tooth Fairy, but she’s actually a million mini-versions of herself. She would be somewhat scattered because of that.”
– Alec Baldwin: “Everybody’s traveling. The DreamWorks model is that they pick people who are sort of in demand. They pick people like Hugh Jackman and Isla Fisher and Jude Law and so forth…We were not in the booth together. That would not be possible. It would be nice. But most of the animated films I’ve done…that’s not the case.” (on whether the actors were in the booths together)
– Tooth: “Wings up, ladies, and take no prisoners!”
– Tooth: “Look at the pretty teeth with blood and gum all over them!”
– North: “Music!”
[elves begin playing music]
– Tooth: “No music!”
– North: “Everyone to the sleigh!”
– Tooth: “There’s no way I’m climbing into some rickety old. [upon seeing the new sleigh] Okay, one ride, but that’s it.”
– Tooth: “Hello Jack, I heard a lot about you. And your teeth! Open up! Are they really as white as they say? Yes! Oh they really do sparkle as freshly fallen snow.”
– Tooth: “Don’t forget to floss…!”
– Tooth: “Surprise! We came!”
– Tooth: “Sorry, but not all of us get to work one day a year. Am I right, Sandy?”
• HitFix.com (after a preview screening of early footage): “I liked what I heard of Hugh Jackman’s Easter Bunny and Isla Fisher’s Tooth Fairy, and Chris Pine seems like a good fit as a sort of trickster spirit who starts to realize that his actions matter in the world and he can’t just keep floating along, never choosing a side between wrong and right, good and evil. Each of the Guardians is so different visually and in terms of environment that you get the feeling it’s a very big world in which these stories are going on.”
• HollywoodReporter.com: “Also gathering here are the rangy and rascally E. Aster Bunnymund (an excellent Hugh Jackman), the hummingbird-like Tooth (or Tooth Fairy, delightfully rendered by Isla Fisher), the mute and tubby spinner of gold Sandman and, ultimately, Jack (a fine Chris Pine)…..”
Isla, Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin and Peter Ramsey attended a Q&A session for Rise Of The Guardians at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012. The film was also screened there.
• News & Updates for Rise Of The Guardians at Isla Fisher Web