"Legend of the Guardians" (2010)
Movie Synopsis: 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.
Behind the Scenes of "Legend of the Guardians"
Director Zack Snyder on bringing the bestselling book series about owls to the screen.
"Legend of the Guardians" Photo Gallery
Photos from "Legend of the Guardians" featuring the voices of Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Deborra-Lee Furness, Helen Mirren, Emily Barclay, David Wenham, Miriam Margolyes, Anthony LaPaglia and Richard Roxburgh.
Zack Snyder tries his hand at an animated family movie for the first time with "Guardians." So, was he successful at making the transition?
At the Premiere - Jim Sturgess
Jim Sturgess ("Across the Universe," "21") provides the voice of the main owl in Warner Bros Pictures' 3-D animated film "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole." On the black carpet, Sturgess talked about becoming a hero owl.
"Legend of the Guardians" Exclusive Premiere Photos
Gallery of photos from the world premiere of "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" featuring Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, David Wenham, Joel Edgerton, Sam Neill, Anthony LaPaglia, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Kathryn Lasky, Leigh Whannell, Scott Glenn, Carla Gugino, Billy Bob Thornton, Emily Browning, Jena Malone, Jamie Chung, Mickey O'Brien, Kevin McKidd, Rick Yune, and Vanessa Hudgens.
Exclusive Interview with Ryan Kwanten
Ryan Kwanten didn't read the books the film's based on before working on the voice of Kludd in "Legend of the Guardians" but he does want to check them out sometime. "We were told, well I was told from the beginning that it would be a very film savvy version of that. So I respect Kathryn [Lasky's] work 100% but I didn’t want to be persuaded one way or the other if my character had a different arc, perhaps, in the film to that in the books."
At the Premiere - Ryan Kwanten Interview
Ryan Kwanten, best known for playing Jason Stackhouse in the hit HBO series "True Blood," provides the voice of an owl named Kludd in the 3-D animated film "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole."
At the Premiere - Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton provides the voice of one of the evil owls in Warner Bros Pictures' animated 3-D film "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole." At the premiere, Edgerton talked about tapping into his inner bad guy and his next film, "The Thing."
Trailer for "Legend of the Guardians"
Check out the trailers and behind the scenes featurette from "Legend of the Guardians," the animated 3D adventure directed by Zack Snyder and based on the "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" book series.
"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" Blu-ray Review
Review of "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" on Blu-ray including storyline and bonus features.
"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole" Poster
The colorful poster features a handful of the main owls from "Legend of the Guardians."
"Legend of the Guardians" with Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten
Director Zack Snyder, producer Deborah Snyder, and actors Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten discuss the animated 3-D movie, voicing owls, and the animation process.
At the Premiere - David Wenham and Sam Neill
David Wenham and Sam Neill voice two dramatically different types of owls in "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole." Wenham lends his voice to a hyper little owl named Digger while Neill provides the voice for a burly warrior owl.
Inside "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole"
A look at the making of Warner Bros Pictures' big-screen, computer-animated film "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" directed by Zack Snyder.
At the Premiere - Zack and Deborah Snyder
Zack Snyder and his wife, producer Deborah Snyder, tackle their first animated feature film with Warner Bros Pictures' "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole." At the film's world premiere, the Snyders discussed the appeal of the project.
At the Premiere - John Orloff and Kathryn Lasky
"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" screenwriter joined Kathryn Lasky, the author of the book series on which the film's based, at the world premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' animated 3-D family film in Hollywood.
"Legend of the Guardians" Cast
Cast list for "Legend of the Guardians," MPAA rating, and release date info.
Zack Snyder "Legends of the Guardians" Interview
(March 2010) Director Zack Snyder and producer Deborah Snyder were at 2010 ShoWest to talk about their latest movie, "Legend of the Guardians," based on the books by Kathryn Lasky. Chatting up the film, the Snyders explained the new title & the movie's look.
Interview with Director Zack Snyder
(July 2009) Zack and Deborah Snyder were ready to relax at the 2009 IESB.net's Wrath of Con party, but before they enjoyed themselves, the Snyders graciously answered a few questions on the "Watchmen" director's cut, "Sucker Punch" and "Guardians of Ga'Hoole."
Exclusive Ryan Kwanten Interview
"True Blood" viewers have - literally - seen a lot of Ryan Kwanten in the role of Sookie Stackhouse's brother Jason in the HBO series. But Kwanten's also keeping busy in films including Zack Snyder's next film, "Guardians of Ga'Hoole."
Official "Legend of the Guardians" Website
Warner Bros Pictures' official site for "Legend of the Guardians." Release Date: September 24, 2010