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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.

Director:

Zack Snyder

Writers:

John Orloff (screenplay), Emil Stern (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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4 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Barclay ... Gylfie (voice)
Abbie Cornish ... Otulissa (voice)
Essie Davis ... Marella (voice)
Adrienne DeFaria Adrienne DeFaria ... Eglantine (voice)
Joel Edgerton ... Metal Beak (voice)
Deborra-Lee Furness ... Barran (voice)
Sacha Horler ... Strix Struma (voice)
Bill Hunter ... Bubo (voice)
Ryan Kwanten ... Kludd (voice)
Anthony LaPaglia ... Twilight (voice)
Miriam Margolyes ... Mrs. Plithiver (voice)
Helen Mirren ... Nyra (voice)
Sam Neill ... Allomere (voice)
Barry Otto ... Echidna (voice)
Richard Roxburgh ... Boron (voice)
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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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Plot Keywords:

owl | escape | soldier | ruler | barn owl | See All (44) »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guardians of Ga'Hoole See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,112,211, 26 September 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,675,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,073,390
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (IMAX Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The animators went to an owl sanctuary to learn how to properly depict owls in flight and the ruffling of their feathers, as well as owl behavior and their dietary needs. See more »

Goofs

In a couple of scenes taking place at the Great Tree, a resident Great Horned Owl appears to be donning Pure One dyes. See more »

Quotes

Nyra: We offer power and purpose. What can you offer us? What can you offer me?
Kludd: I have a sister.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

THE HOST OF THE SERAPHIM
Written by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry
Performed by Dead Can Dance
Courtesy of 4AD Limited
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Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic.
8 October 2010 | by sheamuspower1See 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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