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Chris Pine interview: 'Rise of the Guardians is Avengers for children'

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Chris Pine swaps the bridge of the Starship Enterprise for children's animation in his latest movie Rise of the Guardians.

The DreamWorks movie, based on the book The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce, centres on Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and more uniting to confront a threat from the Boogeyman (voiced by Jude Law).

Pine, who lends his vocals to a teenage Jack Frost, recently sat down with Digital Spy to discuss the film's similarities to a popular superhero team.

Rise of the Guardian's movie poster
He said: "Credit to Bill Joyce for coming up with an idea that I think we all wish we had. All these characters our parents taught us about as children [and] the idea that they may know one another, and are kind of like The Avengers for children.

"I think it's a brilliant idea."

Pine added that he spoke to co-star Alec Baldwin, who voices Santa in Rise of the Guardians, about signing up for thriller Jack Ryan. Baldwin portrayed Tom Clancy's character in The Hunt for Red October.

"Somewhere along in the process I saw Alec, we crossed paths coming to do voice work for Rise," he said. "I asked him pretty basically if he had any pointers for me and he just said, 'Do it! Do the film!'"

Rise of the Guardians opens in cinemas on Friday, November 30.

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