Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Available December 17, 2010

 Legend of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga'Hoole available on DVD December 17, 2010

About the film

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.


How Does the National Wildlife Federation Help Owls?

To protect owls, we work to protect the places they live from dangers like habitat loss, pollution and invasive species.

Here are three example of how we help owls: 

  1. We help make sure laws like the Endangered Species Act are kept strong to protect owl habitat and populations.

  2. We work to make sure important habitat like the Northern Forest is protected from development and habitat fragmentation.

  3. We work to reduce the impact of global warming on owls and other species they depend on.

How You Can Help Owls

You can help National Wildlife Federation protect owls and the places where they live.

Use the games and crafts in the Legend of the Guardians activity guide (pdf) to have fun and tell your friends owls are amazing!

Sample Activity: Fun Owl Prowl

The movie's story takes you on a journey into a world of owls. Have your own owl journey in nature!

  • What kind of owls live in your neighborhood? Check out a field guide and find out!
  • Listen to owl calls
  • Practice identifying the owls by their photos and sounds. Can you hoot like an owl?
  • Ask a grownup to join you on a nighttime walk and see whooo’s calling! If you're lucky and hear an owl, try calling back.
  • Record your observations at Wildlife Watch to help National Wildlife Federation keep track of wildlife.

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