Legend of the Guardians-Owls of Ga'Hoole (Blu-ray)

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Great family movie

on 3/22/2012

My son loves birds. The owls in this movie are beautiful. The music is well done and there are se really cool, breathtaking scenes. Definitely worth watching up close in Hi-def. Read More

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Product Overview

Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) makes his animation debut with this fantasy adventure based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. Young owl Soren marvels at his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, mythic winged warriors who fought a great battle to save all owl kind from the evil Pure Ones. When he and brother Kludd fall from their treetop home and into the talons of the Pure Ones, it's up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave owls. Together they seek the Great Tree, home of the Guardians the only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms. The stellar voice cast includes Abbie Cornish, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess and Hugo Weaving.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 218071619
UPC 883929106578
UPC 14 00883929106578
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Animals
Animation
Brothers
Fantasy
Editors Note
Note Director Zack Snyder teams with screenwriters John Collee and John Orloff to adapt author Kathryn Lasky's popular series of children's books about a group of kidnapped owlets who take flight to save their kingdom from an ancient evil by locating the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole. As a young hatchling, Soren would sit transfixed whenever his father would tell the tale of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole and their tireless efforts to defeat the malevolent Pure Ones, whose aim was to exterminate the entire owl population. After hearing the high-flying tales of adventure, Soren would fantasize about gliding through the clouds with the brave owl soldiers while his jealous older brother, Kludd, attempted to gain their father's favor by becoming a skilled hunter. One day, Kludd's anger gets the best of him, and the next thing he knows he's tumbling over the edge of the nest with Soren. But instead of falling to the ground, the siblings are quickly snatched up by the dreaded Pure Ones, and are taken to a place where their parents will never find them. Incredibly, Soren and group of fearless young owls manage to stage a daring escape. With the future of the owl kingdoms hanging in the balance, brave Soren and his newfound friends travel to the ends of the earth in hopes of finding the mythical Great Tree and convincing the Guardians of Ga'Hoole to help defeat the Pure Ones once and for all.
Reviews
Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE follows in the mythic traditions of children's fantasy literature and offers audiences a SECRET OF NIMH for a new era..." 09/23/2010
Los Angeles Times "The magnificent arcing swoops and spins of the owls achieved by the animation team make such good use of the 3-D technology you can almost feel the pure freedom and joy of flight." 09/24/2010
USA Today 3 stars out of 4 -- "Beautifully drawn....The film is surprisingly deft and entertains at both the adult and juvenile levels." 09/24/2010
Variety "The owls are rendered with startlingly lifelike detail..." 09/19/2010
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "GUARDIANS is near photo-real, with its vast, painterly, deep focus environments serviced by the 3D format." 10/22/2010
Cast & Crew
Craig Welsh - Lighting Director
Emil Stern - Screenwriter
Graham Hopkins - Animation
Georgie Uppington - Production Manager/UPM
Henry Karjalainen - Post-Production Supervisor
Kathryn Lasky - Source Writer
Alex Weight - Animation Supervisor
Kacy McDonald - Production Manager/UPM
Amber Naismith - Production Manager/UPM
Johnny Han - Special Effects Supervisor
Deborra-Lee Furness - Voice
Bill Hunter - Voice
Anthony LaPaglia - Voice
Miriam Margolyes - Voice
Helen Mirren - Voice
Sam Neill - Voice
Barry Otto - Voice
Hugo Weaving - Voice
Richard Roxburgh - Voice
Geoffrey Rush - Voice
Essie Davis - Voice
David Wenham - Voice
Joel Edgerton - Voice
Angus Sampson - Voice
Sacha Horler - Voice
Ryan Kwanten - Voice
Emily Barclay - Voice
Jim Sturgess - Voice
Abbie Cornish - Voice
Leigh Whannell - Voice
Adrienne DeFaria - Voice
Gareth Young - Voice
Tony Cogin - Voice
James Evans - Voice
Amanda Bishop - Voice
Lelda Kapsis - Voice
John Xintavelonis - Voice
Trent Dalzell - Voice
Andrew McDonnell - Voice
David Hirschfelder - Composer
Wayne Pashley - Sound
Eric Leighton - Director of Animation
John Orloff - Screenwriter
Zack Snyder - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00883929106578
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 97 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
  
Reviews
ReviewSource New York Daily News
Review ...kids will instantly relate to the gentle Soren, while watching wide-eyed as he faces each challenge. And everyone will be impressed by the lovely 3-D animation, which highlights each ruffling feather on the beautiful birds.
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Reviewer Elizabeth Weitzman
ReviewRating 6
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Video Format Blu-Ray
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Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel ...A gorgeously animated combat fantasy...
Scott Bowles, USA Today ...Beautifully drawn...entertains at both the adult and juvenile levels...
Tom Russo, Boston Globe ...charming and always visually astonishing...

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