DreamWorks Animation has announced Leonardo DiCaprio will make his feature animation debut in their 2012 release The Guardians. The story is when an evil spirit threatens the kids of the world, a group of heroes – Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost – band together to stop the threat. DiCaprio will play Jack Frost.
While DreamWorks is clearly behind industry leader Pixar, I’m a huge fan of animated films and hope this one works. Check out the full image and the press release after the jump:
LEONARDO DICAPRIO TO MAKE ANIMATED FEATURE FILM DEBUT IN DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S “THE GUARDIANS” (working title)
Glendale, CA – December 3, 2009 – DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today that Leonardo DiCaprio will make his animated feature film debut when he headlines the cast of the Company’s November 2, 2012 release, “The Guardians” (working title) as Jack Frost.
DiCaprio is the first actor announced for “The Guardians,” (working title) which is produced by Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein, and directed by Peter Ramsey.
When an evil spirit called Pitch becomes bent upon taking over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of kids everywhere, a group of our greatest heroes-Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost-band together for the first time, determined to stand in Pitch’s way. More than a collection of storybook subjects, “The Guardians” are also a band of superheroes, who possess their own special powers. Now joined in opposition of a common foe, the Guardians heed the call and combine their powers to defeat Pitch and protect the world from his campaign of fear. The film is based on “The Guardians of Childhood,” a series of highly anticipated books by William Joyce.