Chris Pines who played "Captain Kirk" on the latest "Star Trek" film talked with 9NEWS anchor Gary Shapiro about the upcoming animated movie.
"Yeah, it's a wonderful story written by Bill Joyce and directed by Peter Ramsey. It's called 'Rise of the Guardians.' It's about all the childhood heroes that you've heard about since you were growing up: Santa Claus, Tooth Ferry, the Easter Bunny, Sandman and Jack Frost all joining together to protect the children of the world from the evil boogeyman named 'Pitch' voiced by Jude Law. It's a simple wonderful story about the power of belief in the imagination and how important it is for these guardians to protect those values in kids," Pine said.
Pine also talked about what it was like to be in an animated film opposed to traditional films.
"It's a lot of fun. You know the only weapon in your arsenal was your voice. You can't really use the nuance of your face, and you're not really working off other actors. So really, it's kind of a solitary gig where you have to figure out how to use your voice as like a musical instrument. So I enjoy this kind of long process. It took about two or three years to do the voice work and it was a matter of coming in and working on a scene [and then] seeing the finished animation paired with the voice work. Then listening to what your fellow actors did and coming back and reworking it so you can be happy with the product," Pine said.
The movie has gotten stellar reviews thus far. As a result, Pine entertained the idea of a sequel.
"I certainly hope so. If people respond to it, I think there is a lot of wonderful elements in the picture. I think the animation first and foremost is top notch and very unique. The kind of visual eye and even the color scheme was very much born in the mind of Guillermo Del Toro and from Roger Deakins who helped photograph it. The story is simple and I think really wonderfully told. I think they did a tremendous job in this film and I hope people enjoy it," Pine said.
For more information, you can go to http://www.riseoftheguardians.com/.
Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.
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