Owl Movie Premieres Tonight

from Wildlife Promise

Friday night is movie night and National Wildlife Federation is the education partner on the great new animated film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

The film follows Soren, a young barn 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.

As education partner, NWF created a fun owl activity book for kids and families, a poster (see photo to the right for the front and here for the back, which is filled with owl facts), and an educator’s guide to help teachers and parents use the film as an education tool.  Through NWF you can also symbolically adopt several of the owl species featured in the film, including a barn owl, a great horned owl, a great gray owl and a snowy owl.  Each adoption supports our work protecting owls and other wildlife.

NWF also participated in the media events to promote the film. I spent most of this week out in Los Angeles hanging out with some beautiful barn owls and doing media interviews.  I got to see an advance screening of the film too, and I can say it’s an action-packed, family-friendly adventure.  The animation is amazing and while it’s purely a fantasy film, the owls look incredibly realistic.  As a naturalist, I was impressed.   The movie opens in theaters TODAY (Friday, September 24th) so be sure to check it out.

Also, you can find out more about the amazing adaptations of owls over on my Animal Planet blog “Animal Oddities.”

Here’s the official trailer:

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David Mizejewski is NWF’s naturalist and media personality.
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