New feature from Animal Logic

March 7, 2010

Legend of the Guardians is the latest animated feature by Animal Logic, due out this September.Links to trailer Here.

The film, based on the first three books of Kathryn Lasky’s series, follows Soren (voiced by Jim Sturgess), a young barn owl who is kidnapped by the owls of the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls, or St. Aggie’s. The academy is supposed to be an orphanage, but instead it brainwashes its pupils into becoming soldiers who will ultimately clash with the wise, peaceful owls of Ga’Hoole.

Though the series was aimed at young adults, adult and historical themes run throughout the books. In one book, a speech is based on a World War II speech by Winston Churchill. In two others, battles are based on the Normandy Invasion and the ancient Battle of Thermopylae (which happens to be the subject of Snyder’s 2006 smash 300.)

There’s something about Animal Logic and their films about birds. Still, it looks beautiful, like a storybook in motion. Can’t wait for the release!

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