After the release of the film, the creators of Rise of the Guardians expressed hope that the strong A- Cinemascore average for the film and an enthusiastic word-of-mouth would gather support for the "chance to make a sequel or two." Author and co-producer of the series, William Joyce, also mentioned in March 2013 that he was still in talks about a sequel with DreamWorks Animation: "There is something that we are proposing that we hope they will want to do."
Why it was Cancelled
- Despite positive reviews and being nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards, the film underperformed at the box office. Paramount and DreamWorks lost money due to the film's box office returns.
- The sequel was permanently cancelled and the first film is a stand alone.