Here are the details of what looks like a delightful animation film. Will will have interviews with the filmmaker Zack Snyder as well as actors Jim Sturgess (voice of Soren) and Ryan Kwantenas (voice of Kludd) over the next few days.
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.
US and Canada release September 24, 2010
Australia September 30, 2010
UK release October 15, 2010