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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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| (IMAX Version)

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Aspect Ratio:

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Did You Know?


Hugh Jackman was originally cast. See more »


In the scene where Grimble is fighting Nyra, he is attacked by two "Pure One" guards. After taking down the second guard, we see the ground where the two bodies should be, but are mysteriously not. See more »


Soren: I'm not letting you hurt one more soul.
Metalbeak: Oh, you're not letting me. Oh, what a pity to waste such a strong, young, and confident Tyto.
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Crazy Credits

The end credit sequence is animated. See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Specs and the City (2014) See more »


Written by Lisa Gerrard and Harry Gregson-Williams
Performed by Lisa Gerrard
Courtesy of Gerrard Records Pty Ltd.
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Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic.
8 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

This was absolutely fantastic.

The storyline, although portraying a certain adventure-y theme that we've seen in countless anims, is utterly fantastic. The awesome animations added with digital 3d only enhance the experience, with the slo-mo scenes and native music within those scenes furthering the experience.The amazing attention to detail just makes it better. You can see every droplet of rain, every particle of dust. Especially in the slo mo moments, it is just fantastic. I, myself, was utterly engrossed in the storyline. Although there was more violence than what i would have expected in a G rated movie (what can you expect from the guy that directed 300 xD) it still is a great movie, and i absolutely cant wait for the sequel(s?) that the movie hinted at towards the end. In my list of best animated movies of all time, this rockets up past avatar (thats like semi-animated) to my number one favorite movie of all time...

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