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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

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When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with new-found friends and seek the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gylfie (voice)
Otulissa (voice)
Marella (voice)
Adrienne DeFaria ...
Eglantine (voice)
Metal Beak (voice)
Barran (voice)
Strix Struma (voice)
Bubo (voice)
Kludd (voice)
Twilight (voice)
Mrs. Plithiver (voice)
Nyra (voice)
Allomere (voice)
Echidna (voice)
Boron (voice)


Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. Written by Anonymous

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On his way to finding a legend...he will become one.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some sequences of scary action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guardians of Ga'Hoole  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,112,211 (USA) (24 September 2010)


$55,673,333 (USA) (14 January 2011)

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Technical Specs


| (IMAX Version)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Zack Snyder's first non-R rated film. See more »


Every time the gong at Ga'Hoole is struck, the sound of a bell is heard instead. See more »


Noctus: [from trailer] Legend tells of a band of noble warriors... known as the Guardians of Ga'hoole. Whenever trouble is at hand, seek them out. For they are sworn to protect the innocent, and vanquish evil... Should I stop?
Soren: No! Well, what?
Noctus: No.
Soren: This is my favorite part!
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Crazy Credits

The end credit sequence is animated. See more »


Written by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry
Performed by Dead Can Dance
Courtesy of 4AD Limited
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User Reviews

A Remarkable Achievement
3 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never thought I would see a computer animated feature film with as much attention to perfection as a Pixar film in my lifetime. This movie was it. Just amazing!

Each frame a visual masterpiece. Movement choreographed like a perfect ballet. Unimaginable detail in each filament on the owl's feathers. Eyes glistening with soul. For gods sake even their irises dilating with their heartbeat!

The story was never dull for a moment. Its tempo kept gaining speed to the end hurling me to the edge of my seat.

If you don't see this in 3D you have missed out on an amazing experience. Enjoy :)

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