“It’s like having Santa Claus around,” jokes author William Joyce at a press conference. Joyce is talking about Guillermo Del Toro, the executive producer of “Rise of the Guardians.” The film, based on works by Joyce, already features a different Santa (voiced by Alec Baldwin). It also has the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), and Jack Frost (Chris Pine, although according to Fisher, Leonardo DiCaprio was in the role at one point).
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“Rise of the Guardians” opens November 21.