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Is the Dreamworks Animation film ‘Rise of the Guardians’ getting a new title?

Rise of the Guardians: Jack Frost

It appears DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians set to release in November 2012 may be getting a new name – one that more highlights the film’s lead character ‘Jack Frost’ played by Chris Pine.

Formerly titled The Guardians of Childhood, then changed to Rise of the Guardians, in the past week DreamWorks Animation has registered well over a dozen domain names that hint at the name change like,, and many more.

Here’s a look at several of the domain names acquired this week by DreamWorks Animation:

According to the press release issued last January by DreamWorks, the epic 3D adventure will also star Alec Baldwin as North (Santa Claus), Hugh Jackman as Bunnymund (Easter Bunny), Isla Fisher as Tooth (Tooth Fairy) and Jude Law as Pitch (The Boogeyman).

[Updated on November 22, 2011 at 4:35am EST:  Looks like the domain names have nothing to do with the film title. DreamWorks Animation registered several more names with characters from the film in the domain like,, and]

(Photo of Jack Frost via Rise of the Guardians official Facebook page)

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DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3 gets a name: Europe’s Most Wanted

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

It appears Madagascar 3, which is due out in 2012, has a name.

According to several domain name registrations by DreamWorks that included and, the third installment of Madagascar will be called Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.

On September 9, DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. purchased the following names for the animated film.

DreamWorks also registered a slew of other names for its upcoming “Penguins of Madagascar” movie and names for characters.  

That bunch included:

[Updated December 8, 2011: DreamWorks Animation revealed the teaser trailer for Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, set to be released on June 8.]

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