DreamWorks Animation Rise of the Guardians Receives 2012 Hollywood Animation Award
Wow this movie isn’t even out yet and it is already winning awards! The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by The Los Angeles Times, have announced today that DreamWorks Animation’s “Rise of the Guardians” will receive this year’s “Hollywood Animation Award” at the festival’s gala ceremony on October 22, 2012, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Directed by Peter Ramsey and written David Lindsay-Abaire inspired by children’s books by William Joyce, produced by Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro and Michael Siegel. Staring the voice talents of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians releases into theaters November 21, 2012. “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.”
Said Bill Damaschke, Chief Creative Officer at DreamWorks Animation, “This award is a testament to the vision and dedication of our director Peter Ramsey and our producers Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein, who saw in William Joyce’s beautifully written books a truly magical world that he was able to bring to life with the help of David Lindsay-Abaire’s wonderful screenplay and, of course, the outstanding work by his entire filmmaking team. We could not be more proud of the movie, or this recognition, and we thank Carlos and the Hollywood Film Awards for this great honor.”
Past recipients of the Hollywood Animation Award include “Cars,” “Rango,” “Ratatouille,” “Toy Story 3,” “UP,” and “Wall-E.”
Jack Frost doesn’t have much responsibilities in the world aside from bringing winter wherever he goes. But everything changes when Pitch the Nightmare King, begins his plan to engulf the world in darkness. The Guardians, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman enlist Jack to join their group to stop Pitch and protect the children of the world.