WaterTower Music to Release Soundtrack to “Legend of the Guardians” on September 21
Features Brand New Music from Multi-Platinum International Phenom Owl City
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On September 21, WaterTower Music will release the original motion picture soundtrack to 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 opens nationwide in theatres and IMAX on September 24 in both 3D and 2D.
The exciting soundtrack features an epic musical mix that is anchored by “To the Sky,” a brand new song from internationally acclaimed multi-platinum sensation Owl City. The song is featured prominently within the film and then plays again as it soars over the end title sequence. “It is such an incredible honor to be a part of this film,” says Owl City’s Adam Young. “As a fan of both the children’s book series growing up, and Zack Snyder’s work as a director, having my music included is pretty surreal. I've been waiting for someone to make a movie like this for some time now. I’m endlessly grateful to be involved.”
The past year has been a whirlwind for Owl City, whose debut album, Ocean Eyes, was released in July 2009 and went platinum on April 1, 2010. The first single, “Fireflies,” is now triple platinum and hit the #1 spot on the Hot 100 twice, as well as going #1 in 23 countries around the world.
Additionally, the soundtrack features the heroic musical landscapes of David Hirschfelder’s score. Hirschfelder, an Academy Award® nominee (“Elizabeth,” “Shine”), earned a BAFTA Film Award for Best Original Film Score for “Strictly Ballroom,” and has also won Australia’s Aria Award for Best Original Soundtrack Album for his work on “Elizabeth,” and an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Original Music Score for “Shine.”
A must-have for every “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” and Owl City fan alike, the original motion picture soundtrack will be available on CD Tuesday, September 21.
About “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”
Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” 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.
Snyder is directing “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” from a screenplay by John Orloff and Emil Stern, based on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole novels by Kathryn Lasky. The film is being produced by Zareh Nalbandian, with Donald De Line, Deborah Snyder, Lionel Wigram, Chris deFaria, Kathryn Lasky and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” Opening nationwide in theaters and IMAX on September 24, 2010, the film will be presented in 3D and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. www.legendoftheguardians.com
About WaterTower Music
WATERTOWER MUSIC, the in-house music label for Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., has been releasing recorded music since 2002. Distributed by Fontana Distribution, the independent arm of Universal Music Group Distribution, WTM has released over 70 titles, including the film soundtracks to the multi-platinum “Hairspray,” “Sex and the City,” “Valentine’s Day” “The Hangover,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Sherlock Holmes.” Its 2010 release schedule includes "Going the Distance," "Due Date,” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”