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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 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) »

Taglines:

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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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

Bill Nighy were considered for the role of Metal Beak. 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

Kludd: Your precious Guardians are finished, Soren. The Pure Ones will triumph, and Tytos will take their rightful place as rulers of the owl kingdoms. Oh, it's gonna be glorious!
Soren: Glorious? No, the Pure Ones are monsters. You saw what they were doing. They were moon blinking other owls and they were turning them into slaves!
Kludd: You're just weak, Soren. Still living in your dreams.
Soren: No, my dreams are what make me strong, Kludd. They led me to the Guardians.
Kludd: A pity there won't be any Guardians left after ...
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Crazy Credits

Among the silhouettes rolled during the end credits - all characters and objects related to the movie - the silhouette of a dragon can be seen. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by 3,5 minutes taking out the scenes towards the end of the movie to secure a "Not under 6" rating. The uncut version was released on Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (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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