Release Date: September 24, 2010 (Wide), 29 October 2010 (India)
Director: Zack Snyder
Screenwriter: Emil Stern, John Orloff, Kathryn Lasky
Music: David Hirschfelder
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Animal Logic
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction & Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG for some sequences of scary action
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: United States, Australia
Production Budget: $80 million
Official Website: legendoftheguardians.warnerbros.com
Starring: Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten, Jay Laga’aia, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham
Plot Summary: 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 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 of Ga’Hoole–Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.