Warner Bros Pictures launches its new movie at Johannesburg Zoo

On 11th September 2010, Warner Bros Pictures will delight zoo visitors by launching its new “Legend of the Guardians” movie at the zoo. The launch event will run from 9h00 to 15h00 and consists of Owl pellet dissections, 45-minute hourly guided talks to visit three species of owls (barn, white faced spot and Eurasian spotted eagle owl) in the zoo, a movie trailer, owl face painting, colouring-in competition and fabulous hamper give-aways. Warner Bros Pictures will also unveil a barn owl they adopted from the zoo.

Legend of the Guardians releases at cinemas on the 23 September 2010. The movie follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardian of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owl kind from the evil Pure Ones. With Sorens dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion. Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences causing both owlets to fall from their tree-top 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. Soren will need to defeat the Pure Ones to save the owl kingdom.

Prepared by Nonkie Morobe and issued by Letta Madlala, Brand & Communications Manager on behalf of the Johannesburg Zoo.

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