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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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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 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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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 »

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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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Runtime:

| (IMAX Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In production for more than 3 years with a staff in excess of 500. See more »

Goofs

When Eglantine is carried away in a basket, Pete can be seen amid the crowd of onlookers, despite the fact that he is still as St. Aegolius at the time. See more »

Quotes

Metalbeak: Well, the legendary Lyze of Kiel. Once again, it's come down to just you and me. At last, I can take my revenge for this.
[Indicates helmet]
Ezylryb: Hmm. You should thank me. It appears to be an improvement.
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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

Referenced in 30 Rock: Double-Edged Sword (2011) See more »

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TO THE SKY
Written and produced by Adam Young
Performed by Owl City
Courtesy of Universal Republic Records
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Let your imagination fly...
25 September 2010 | by ruinkSee all my reviews

Legend of the Guardians is director Zack Snyder's first attempt at a completely CGI and children's film while his other credits are all hard "R" films. So does the king of slow-mo succeed?

The quick answer is yes. Guardian's is a film that takes the liberties 3D and photo realistic CGI have to offer, like Avatar, to make a world and characters larger (or smaller) than life to let your mind be soothed into something beautiful, mystical, and most importantly, entertaining.

The story takes the classic yet reliable fable of good versus evil. To put it simply, an army of Evil owls who have obvious horrid intentions of ruling the Owl Kingdom must be stopped against all odds. The only creatures powerful and wise enough to defeat the army are the legendary Guardians of Gahoole.

The film follows main owlet Soran, voiced heroically by Jim Sturgess. Soran is kidnapped by the army of the Evil Owls. After being exposed to the armies wrong doings, Soran knows the only hope in defeating the baddies are to warn the Guardians. From there, the film takes flight into an epic adventure of action, companionship, and beauty.

Guardians is a rare treat in computer animated cinema. While Pixar is always reliable, Guardians is a very different film that strives to be an epic while appealing to a mass audience and succeeds in doing so. From the fantastic action scenes, to the articulate directing, spectacular animation, smart 3D, and top notch voice acting, Guardians is a film that will leave you mesmerized days after it's viewing.


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