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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) »

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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jim Sturgess confessed in an interview that this film is the first 3D film he has ever seen. See more »

Goofs

Every time the gong at Ga'Hoole is struck, the sound of a bell is heard instead. See more »

Quotes

Digger: Hey! Oh, nice hunting, you should be really proud of yourself. Catching a moth that's already been caught.
Soren: Wait, you hadn't caught it!
Digger: ...I was very close. One might even say I was *this* close!
Digger: [moth flies away] Oh.
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Crazy Credits

The end credit sequence is animated. 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

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Happy Feet 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

COMING HOME
Written by Lisa Gerrard and Harry Gregson-Williams
Performed by Lisa Gerrard
Courtesy of Gerrard Records Pty Ltd.
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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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