DiCaprio Goes Animated For “Guardians”

Leonardo DiCaprio will make his animated feature film debut, topling the cast of “The Guardians” for DreamWorks Animation.

Based on the upcoming books “The Guardians of Childhood” by William Joyce, the story is about an evil spirit named Pitch who becomes bent upon taking over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of kids everywhere.

Soon, a group of our greatest heroes — Santa, Jack Frost (DiCaprio), the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman — band together for the first time and combine their special powers in order to protect the world from Pitch’s campaign of fear.

Peter Ramsey helms the project which Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein are producing. DiCaprio is the first actor announced the project which is scheduled for a November 2nd 2012 release.