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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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Storyline

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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owl | escape | soldier | ruler | barn owl | See All (42) »

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


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

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24 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Guardians of Ga'Hoole  »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Jim Sturgess said in an interview this was "breathtaking", and what he needed in his career right now. See more »

Goofs

Several of the owl species featured in the film are not found in Australia, where it is set. This is because the original books were set in North America. See more »

Quotes

Ezylryb: Feel the gutters, the currents in the rain! The scuffer, the swellage, baggy wrinkles!
Otulissa: Baggy wrinkles? He could have at least given us a vocabulary list!
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Crazy Credits

At the very start of the film Soren's father, Noctus, is shown flying through the sky at sunrise passing through the Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow logos, before diving under the film's title. See more »

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) See more »

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TO THE SKY
Written and Produced by Adam Young
Performed by Owl City
Courtesy of Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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