Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Movie TrailerMPAA Rating: PG, for some sequences of scary action
Runtime: Appros. 97 minutes
Starring: Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Zack Snyder
Release Date: September 24, 2010 (2D/3D/IMAX)
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - Official Synopsis
Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole based on the beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga' Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.
While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences--causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians--Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - Fun Facts
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is based on the first three books in the Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky: The Capture, The Journey, and The Rescue. The books are geared toward kids about the ages of 9-14. While the books are also a good read-aloud for families with older children, young children may be disturbed by the unfortunate fate that befalls poor Soren and the evil owls who hold him captive until his daring escape. The books describe bloody battles between owls, but they also tell a story about strength and courage.