What Is Zack Snyder’s Guardians Of Ga’Hoole?

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gahoole1 What Is Zack Snyders Guardians Of GaHoole?Zack Snyder is a very busy man, with over a half dozen potential films lined up for him to direct, and the extremely anticipated Watchmen opening (hopefully) March 6, 2009.  So imagine my surprise when I hear he has some amazing voice talent lined up for an animated film he’s directing called Guardians of Ga’Hoole.  Say what?!

If you’re like me, you’re probably scratching your head, asking, what is this project about?  Well, Guardians is based on a series of childrens books by author Kathryn Lasky.  The first book stars a barn owl named Soren, and is about how he and his friends must deal with an evil force that invades their home in the Tyto Forest.  Find out more about the books over at Scholastic.

Sounds like an interesting premise, and I think it’s cool that Snyder is expanding his scope beyond horror movies and comic book adaptations (all R-rated flicks).  With voice talent that includes Wolverine and Agent Smith (aka, Hugh Jackman and Hugo Weaving, respectively), you know they’re going for the big guns.

Warner Bros. is distributing the film, and it looks like Animal Logic, the company behind the awful message movie, Happy Feet, is producing it.  The film opens July 30, 2010, and let’s hope that Watchmen doesn’t open then, too.  (Read about the legal issues here.)

So what do you think?  Are you pumped for an animated, likely G- or PG-rated Zack Snyder film?  I just hope it’s better than Happy Feet… I saw that with my niece (at the time, only a year old), and I wanted to burn the DVD.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. 300 was practically a cartoon anyway (for adults at least) so I don’t really see this as being too far outside Snyder’s norm. That is some good voice talent though. Too bad all films go for name actors for their voice talent. There are some seriously good voice actors out there who I’m sure could do just as good a job if not better.

  2. I have heard of these books.
    I always thought it sounded interesting.
    I look forward to this film.

  3. Major voice talent aren’t doing these movies anymore, unfortunately. It began with Toy Story and was cemented by Shrek. I know a few people that did voice work for cartoons and now they mostly do stuff on Nick, Disney and Cartoon Network.


  4. @Heath:

    It’s always frustrating to see how good talent is ignored just to have another (clumsy) celebrity on the casting list.

    On the other hand, Pixar still uses a lot of “in house-talent” for their movies. (Since they can pretty much do whatever they want – whereas animation departments elsewhere don’t have that freedom at all.)


  5. I read an article, maybe after Shrek came out, that had some major talent whose voices, if not faces, we’ve known for years. When it came to the big roles in films, they were left in the cold with just small bit parts.

    They all moved onto to TV and video games, but it really struck a chord with me.


  6. This movie looks very interesting! I’ve read every book in that sereis, and I own all of them. Can’t wait ’till next year! I wonder who should play Otulissa? I think her voice should be a person who sounds smart, likes to prove people wrong, and is a little sassy.