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With the release of 'Rise of the Guardians,' here's a look at other movies with familiar characters

By Glenn Kenny
Special to MSN Movies

The new animated movie "Rise of the Guardians" tells a stirring tale of heroism, featuring some familiar characters. To wit, these aren't superheroes, but figures from childhood mythology who come together to protect the world's children from Pitch, the Nightmare King (voiced by Jude Law). And they are: the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and young Jack Frost. No, really. We think maybe your kids might ask you about other movies featuring these characters after they see "Guardians." As you'll see in this gallery, there's good news, there's bad news and there's weird news.

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(Paramount Pictures)

 
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