Soren: Owl of Na'Hoom is a 2018 American-British-Australian-Western computer animated/CGI adventure film. The film was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and produced by Lori Forte, who did Ice Age.

The film was released in April 6, 2018 in United States, Australia and New Zealand. Jim Sturgess, Rachael Taylor, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Kevin Kline, Claudia Christian, Geoffrey Rush, Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Andrew Lawrence, Emilie de Ravin, Drew Barrymore, Kenneth Branagh and David Wenham provides the voices along with Lance Henriksen, Hugh Jackman, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony LaPaglia, Nicole Kidman, Jay Laga'aia, Abbie Cornish, Patrick Stewart, Miriam Margoyles, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh, Magda Szubanski, Barry Humphries, John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe, Phil Morris, Emily Barclay, D.B. Sweeney, Kiefer Sutherland, Alfre Woodard, E.G. Daily, Riley Keough, Rosie Perez and Richard Carter.

It was released in 3D and IMAX 3D. It was also released in both conventional theatres and in IMAX 3D format.



Soren is born in the wilderness and he is away from his home. Now, to protect the entire nation, he embarks on a journey with a help of some friends and a human. He must protect the rightful kingdom and save nature from danger. Now, he learns what it takes to protect the rightful nation.

In the opening scene, it opens a moonlight twinkle as the film begins with a narration with a magical twinkle stars and planet earth. Then, an eagle who flys all over the sun soars over the canyon. As the narrator develops a story, the animals are natures most peaceful life. Soren, an Barn Owl Who brings life to the valley. 

Upon reaching there, he meet his friends Gylfie, Digger and Twilight and his woodland creatures including rabbits, squirrel and other creatures and Soren goes on an epic journey. 

At Third Street School, T.J. and his friends were celebrating his last day of school, but suddenly they hear a barn owl, it’s Soren and the Gang are introduced. Spinelli said that Owls came from many countries, but TJ said that Barn owls are the same.

After meeting TJ’s parents, Soren tells the gang that they’re going to Antarctica to meet Mumble, a tap dancing penguin. After meeting Mumble, his Parents Memphis and Norma Jean and the other penguins, they fly to Adelie land to meet Ramon and his Amigos and also Ramon’s girlfriend Carmen. They also met up with Lovelace


  • Jim Sturgess as Soren
  • Gerard Butler as Chief Owl
  • Andrew "Andy" Lawrence as T.J. Detweiler
  • Rachael Taylor as Luna
  • Donald Glover as Rupert, a Teenage Penguin
  • James Earl Jones as The Narrator
  • Geoffrey Rush as Ezylryb
  • Emilie de Ravin as Primrose
  • James Corden as Harry the Albatross
  • Drew Barrymore as Madame Plonk
  • David Wenham as Digger
  • Harriet Owen as Hayley
  • Matt Stone as Perry
  • Mark Hamill as Frankie
  • Mara Wilson as Marlene
  • David Walliams as Benny the Albatross
  • Zac Efron as Joshua
  • Patrick Stewart as Old Owl
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Female Adelie
  • Kevin Kline as Seagull
  • Kenneth Branagh as Seagull
  • Hugh Jackman as Memphis
  • Hugo Weaving as Noctus
  • Weaving also provides the voice of Noah the Elder
  • Ryan Kwanten as Kludd
  • Pink as Gloria, Mumble’s love interest.
  • Elijah Wood as Phillip and Mumble
  • Elle Fanning as Amy
  • Ben Kingsley as Eagle
  • Jim Broadbent as Mouse
  • Rupert Everett as Forest Vulture
  • Magda Szubanski as Miss Viola
  • Eddie Redmayne as Percy
  • John Mahoney as a Turtle
  • Alice Eve as Daisy
  • Phil Morris as Male Penguin
  • Robin Williams as Ramon and Lovelace (archive audio)
  • Pamela Adlon as Spinelli
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Snowy Sheathbill
  • Ashley Johnson as Gretchen
  • Ricky D’ Shon Collins as Vince
  • Nicole Kidman as Norma Jean
  • Donald Glover as Wandering Albatross
  • E.G. Daily as Baby Soren
  • Anthony LaPaglia as Twilight
  • LaPaglia also provides the voice of Boss Skua
  • Miriam Margoyles as Mrs Plithiver
  • Margoyles also provide the voice of Mrs Astrakhan, the singing teacher of Emperor Land.
  • D.B. Sweeney as Skaroley
  • Kiefer Sutherland as Lieutenant
  • Sam Neill as Allomere
  • Abbie Cornish as Otulissa
  • Craig Ferguson as Elephant Seal
  • Mark Strong as Elephant Seal
  • Richard Roxburgh as Boron
  • Jay Laga'aia as Twilight's Cousin
  • Emma Thompson as Hedwig
  • Alfred Molina as Gordon
  • Simon Barker as Shard
  • Saoirse Ronan as Bryony and Violet
  • Margot Robbie as Peach
  • Steve Irwin as Albatross (archive footage)
  • Tommy Lister as Blue Whale
  • Julianna Marguiles as Roxanne
  • Alfre Woodard as Cecile
  • Joan Plowright as Nanny Owl
  • George Lopez as Jake
  • Jake T. Austin as Henry
  • Bernardo de Paula as Paul
  • Rodrigo Santoro as Parakeet
  • Carlos Ponce as Steve
  • Kate del Castillo as Female Penguin
  • Tracy Morgan as Cole’s Partner
  • as Rapping Penguin
  • Jamie Foxx as Cool Penguin
  • Fat Joe as Cole
  • Common as Seymour
  • Ava Acres as Erik
  • Lil P Nut as Atticus
  • as Bodieca
  • Jane Lynch as Sardiana
  • Wanda Sykes as Ellie
  • Leslie Mann as Jenna
  • Jermaine Clement as Skua
  • Carlos Alazraqui as Nestor
  • Chris O Dowd as Leader Falcon
  • Tamsin Egerton as Annie
  • Shane Richie as John, Violet’s father and Kathleen‘s husband. He is very notable and has a kind demanor, he is also good natured and eccentric and he is very willing to look after people when things go wrong. He is a close friend of Memphis.
  • Kate Winslet as Kathleen, Violet’s mother and John’s wife. She is taking people’s side and she is stuck up, serious, pittest and cold, yet has a caring and gentle side to her daughter and husband.
  • Kathy Burke as Cecilia
  • Jennifer Aniston as Molly
  • Harry Connick Jr as Kenny, husband of Molly and an Emperor Penguin.
  • Richard Carter as Bryan the Beachmaster
  • Felicity Jones as Sharon, a heron
  • Lance Henriksen as Scarface, a falcon who leads the flock and shares a social Darwinist towards the gang.
  • Rosie Perez as Ruby
  • Martin Sheen as a Deer
  • John Oliver as Rallidae
  • Anthony Daniels as Hornbill
  • Samuel E. Wright as Leader Boss Penguin
  • Tamsin Egerton as Rosie
  • Dan Fogler as a Puffin
  • Cree Summer as Teresa, Seymour’s mother. She is very cheeky, clever, opportunistic and protective to her husband and son, she is a close friend of Norma Jean.
  • Randall Duk Kim as Old Mouse
  • Michael Keaton as Alfie
  • Phil Morris as Bouncer
  • Max Casella as Squirrel
  • John Krasinski as Teacher Owl
  • Christopher McDonald as Stan
  • Willem Dafoe as Bear
  • Barry Humphries as Joe
  • Sam Neill as Robert
  • Richard Carter as Bryan the Beachmaster
  • Andy Serkis as a Loon
  • Ludacris as DJ, Seymour’s dad who, like his son, disapproves rules and always approves obeying the elders and dancing with his son. He is cool, savvy and understanding like his son.
  • Claudia Christian as Krista
  • Jacqueline Obradors as Female Penguin
  • Riley Keough as Hedgehog
  • Hank Azaria as Sven
  • Richard Carter as Bear
  • Deborah Mailman as Zan
  • Ruby Rose as Opossum
  • Martin Freeman as Martin
  • Emily Barclay as Gylfie
  • Jimmy Vee as Bluejay
  • Teresa Palmer as Sherry
  • Zoe Kravitz as Porcupine
  • Oscar Issac as a Ferret
  • Bryan Brown as Deer
  • Brenton Thwaites as Bylyric
  • Sarain Boylan as Grey Squirrels
  • Michael Gambon as Doc Finebeak
  • John Cleese as Dream Owl
  • Judy Davis as Dream Owl
  • Rufus Sewell as Alan
  • Timothy Spall as Turtle
  • Mark Lee as George, a common blackbird
  • Melissa George as Pheasant
  • Jason Clark as Turtle
  • Margot Robbie as Badger
  • Keisha Castle Hughes as Hedgehog
  • Rose McIver as Rabbit
  • John Howard as Bear
  • Gary Eck as Skunk
  • David Field as Hummingbird
  • Bill Pullman as Racoon
  • David Hyde Pierce as Spoonbill
  • Toni Collette as Pheasant
  • E.G. Daily as Baby Soren and Baby Mumble
  • Minnie Driver as Bryony
  • Anne Hathaway as Jewel
  • Simon Baker as Sparrow
  • Christopher McDonald as Stan
  • Ed O'Neill as Cletus, an elephant seal.
  • Larry the Cable Guy as Jeb, an elephant seal.
  • Barry Humphries as Robin, an elephant seal.
  • Rose Byrne as Pigeon
  • John Leguizamo as Lizard
  • Sam Worthington as Parzival
  • Michael Wincott as Wolf
  • Barry Otto as Platypus
  • Miranda Otto as Female Badger
  • John Hurt as Griffin
  • Jeffrey Wright as Wise Leader Hawk
  • Freddie Jones as Penguin
  • Eric Bana as Vulture
  • Bruce Spence as Vulture
  • Robin McLeavy as Elf Owl
  • Richard Roxburgh as Boron
  • Andy Garcia as Eduardo
  • Ed Harris as Martin
  • Bryan Brown as Weasel
  • Dustin Hoffman as Teacher Bird
  • Catherine Tate as Carla
  • Anika Noni Rose as Emma
  • Julian McMahon as Mouse
  • Ian McShane as Lieutenant Vulture
  • Ray Winstone as Beaver
  • Lori Heuring as Female Squirrel
  • Ben Vereen as Old Bird
  • James Cosmo as Streak
  • Damain Lewis as Flint
  • Essie Davis as Marella
  • Lombardo Boyar as Raul
  • Jeffrey Garcia as Rinaldo
  • Johnny Sanchez as Lombardo
  • Adrienne DeFaria as Eglantine
  • Deborra Lee Furness as Barran
  • Lee Perry as Weasel, Pelican #2, Lovebird
  • Katey Segal as Spinelli's Mom
  • Adam Garcia as a Seagull
  • Miriam Flynn as a Female Emperor Penguin
  • Nicholas McKay as Bear
  • Tiriel Mora as Bear
  • Steve Irwin as Albatross (archive footage)
  • Tommy Lister as Blue Whale
  • Lee Perry as Male Emperor Penguin, Elder, Skua, Eggbert
  • Stephen Hughes as Skua
  • Khary Payton as Male Emperor Penguin, Elder
  • Lloyd Hutchinson as Elder
  • Gareth Young as Baby Owls, Baby Penguin
  • Nigel Lambert as Albatross
  • Tyler Marshall as Baby Penguin
  • James S. Baker as Male Emperor Penguin
  • Larry Moss as Elder
  • Devon Graye as Elder
  • Peter Carroll as Elder
  • Alan Shearman as Elder
  • Rob Van Vuuren as Various Penguin
  • Matthew Dylan Roberts as Various Penguin
  • Keith Wickbam as Various Penguin
  • Stephen Marcus as Various Penguin
  • Zolani Mahola as Female Teenage Penguin
  • Nik Rabinowitz as Orca, Dolphin, Various Penguin
  • Matt Wilkinson as Various Penguin
  • Jeff Fischer as Various Penguin
  • Patti LaBelle as Singing Penguin
  • Fantasia as Singing Female Penguin
  • Oren Waters as Singing Male Penguins
  • Phil LaMarr as Birds on Dock
  • Kelly Stables as Additional Female Penguin
  • Bob Bouchard as Additional Male Elder
  • Kevin Ligon as Additional Male Penguin
  • Sam Worthington as Parzival
  • Freddie Highmore as Theo
  • Dane DeHaan as Tison
  • Helen Mirren as Nyra
  • Sacha Horler as Roxanne
  • Eddie Redmayne as Male Penguin
  • Melissa George as Rosette
  • Anna Hutchison as Matron
  • Jason Clarke as Uglamore
  • Bill Hunter as Bubo (Archive footage, recordings and unused audio)
  • David Field as Silver
  • Noah Taylor as Martin
  • Gary Sweet as Nut Beam
  • Jai Courtney as Poot
  • Andy Anderson as Speo
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Stryker
  • Robyn Malcolm as Bubbles
  • Sacha Horler as Octavia
  • Claudia Christian as Strix Struma
  • Jacqueline Obradors as Finny
  • Rachel Hunter as Uklah
  • Jacki Weaver as 47-2
  • Guy Pearce as Ork
  • Deborah Mailman as Zan
  • Eddie Redmayne as Wortmore
  • Miranda Otto as Dewalp
  • Barry Otto as The Echidna
  • Jeff Bennett as Hakon
  • Jamie Theakson and Emma Burton as British Penguins
  • Paul Livingston as a Gull
  • Jack Angel as Various Elder
  • Matt Stone as Husband Bird
  • Mona Marshall as Wife Bird
  • Myles Jeffrey as Lizard
  • Phil Proctor as Male Seagull
  • Jim Ward as Dolphin
  • Additionally, Jason Davis plays Mikey while Hayden Roleance voices Gus Griswald, April Winchell plays TJ’s mom, Richard Carter plays a live-action president that save the dancing penguins and Sia makes a large cameo as a Singing Rainforest Bird.

Additional Voices

  • Matt Adler - Skua
  • Edie Lehman Boddicker
  • Bob Bergen - Mouse
  • Mona Marshall
  • Bobbi Page
  • Randy Crenshaw
  • Greg Berg
  • Carmen Carter
  • Jack Angel
  • Rodger Bumpass
  • Pam Hamill
  • Tim Mertens
  • Luck Hari
  • Greg "Johnny Rees" Ellis
  • Matt Stone - Albatross
  • Dee Bradley Baker - Maurice
  • Bob Bouchard - Elder
  • Aria Noelle Curzon
  • Sandina Bailo-Lape
  • Camille Winbush
  • Linda Kerns
  • Jennifer Darling
  • Barbara Harris Iley
  • Adam Karpel
  • B. Wyatt Johnson
  • Holly Dorff
  • Tracy Metro
  • Greg Baldwin
  • Kim Mai Guest
  • Jack Fletcher
  • Juan Pope
  • Sherry Lynn
  • Richard McGregor
  • Noreen Reardon
  • Logan Arens
  • Erin Chambers
  • Scotty Cox
  • Amy Keys
  • Jane Carr
  • Aldis Hodge
  • Troy Evans
  • Craig Ricci Shaynak
  • Jim Cummings
  • Paul Eiding
  • Brenden Hickey
  • Debi Derryberry
  • Brian Posehn
  • Caitlin Rose Anderson
  • J. Grant Albrecht
  • Shane Sweet
  • Susan Stevens Logan
  • Victoria Hoffman
  • Bill Farmer
  • Fred White
  • Courtland Mead
  • Sam Gifaldi
  • Ryan O' Donohue
  • Patrick Pinney - Crows
  • Maxi Anderson
  • Arnold McCuller
  • Phil Proctor - Allomere's Scout
  • Jim Ward
  • Mickie McGowan
  • Evan Sabara
  • Bill Striglos
  • John Cygan
  • Danny Mann - Skua
  • Joe Whyte
  • Tyree Brown
  • Chelsea Russo
  • Fred Tatasciore
  • Jess Harnell
  • Pat Fraley
  • Linda Griffin
  • Rachael York
  • Rick Logan
  • Josef Powell
  • Oren Waters - Singer
  • Terry Wood
  • Terry Young
  • Eddie Korbich
  • Chris Edgerly


In September 2013, Zareh Nalbandian, producer of the studio Animal Logic, officially announced that the film is in the works and it was "scheduled for release in 2015”. In October, he said that the film was postpone to 2016, 2017, and finally 2018. He hired producer of Shrek, John H. Williams and co-producers of Recess, Paul Germainand Joe Ansolabehere to work on the film

In January 2014, John Collee, writer of Happy Feet Will wrote the script with mild humour and fantasy storytelling. The score of the film provided by Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Pearl Harbour, The Thin Red Line, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron), with additional music by Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Time Machine, Poseidon), Bruce Retief (Zambezia, Khumba), Howard Shore (The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit), and Junkie XL.

Joining the project of the film where visual effects and editorial department Eric Whipp (Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Mad Max Fury Road), cinematographer John Seale (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Poseidon, Mad Max Fury Road), Editor Margaret Sixel (Babe: Pig in the City, Happy Feet, Mad Max Fury Road), David Burrows (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole), Tim Mertens (Brother Bear), Michael Kahn (Saving Private Ryan), and Ellen Keneshea (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Atlantis: The Lost Empire), Writers, Story and screenplay were Tab Murphy (Tarzan), Jonathan Roberts (The Lion King), John Orloff (Band of Brothers), John Collee (Happy Feet), and David Reynolds (A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo), producers Don Hahn (Bueaty and the Beast, The Lion King), Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, Tarzan), Sam Mercer (Unbreakable) and Pam Marsden (Dinosaur) with executive producers Paul Gemain and Joe Ansolabehere (Recess: School's Out) and directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise (Beauty and the Beast) with co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff (The Lion King). Production companies joining in were Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and Village Roadshow Pictures along with Animal Logic and Kathryn Lasky Studios. 

In January 2016, production of the movie began during development. Gennedy Tartakovsky was in talks to direct the movie. On April 5, 2016, High School Musical and Happy Feet writers Peter Barsocchini and John Collee will write the screenplay reuniting writers of Happy Feet; Judy Morris and Warren Coleman. On the same day and week, Gary Eck, who co-directed Happy Feet Two, will write the new script while he kept the old one in the film along with Paul Livingston. On March 4, 2016, Prince will wrote the new music, and announced that he recorded eight new songs before his death on April 21, 2016.

In early May 2016, Donald Glover were in talks to voice a character in the film. When he was officially cast, he joined Hugh Jackman, Hugo Weaving, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ryan Kwanten as part of the voice cast. The Lion King writer Jonathan Roberts will write the story of the film. On May 11, 2016, director Gennedy Tartakovsky was officially the director of the movie.

In June 2016, Animal Logic produce the film, while Jim Sturgess, James Earl Jones, Mark Hamill and Claudia Christian were officially announced to voice cast. On 16 June, Harriet Owen, who plays Jane Darling in Return to Neverland, were in talks to be part of the voice cast which was confirmed. On June 19, Hans Zimmer and John Powell were announced to compose the film, but while Zimmer were hired to score the film, Powell left due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by John Debney and James Newton Howard. Lori Fotre, who did work on Ice Age, was announced to produce the film, with Don Hahn and Zareh Nalbandian. On June 22, 2016, Recess writers Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere will wrote the screenplay of the film with co-writers Eva De Prado, who did Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and Justin and the Knights of Valour and Bob Dolman, who did work on How to Eat Fried Worms.

On June 24, 2016, Saoirse Ronan, Tamsin Egerton, Dan Fogler and Gerard Butler were official to be a part of the voice cast in the film while Elton John, Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz will wrote the lyrics of the music and score of the film. Ronan and Egerton appear in Justin and the Knights of Valour, as they both voice Talia and Lara. Recording sessions were announced on the same day. 

On July 2016, Glenn Slater were announced to wrote the lyrics with John, Rice and Schwartz of the film, while Emily Barclay and Geoffrey Rush were joined the voice cast of the film. On July 15, Lorne Balfe and Junkie XL were announced to wrote the additional music with Bruce Retief, who did work on Zambezia and Khumba.

On August 7, 2016, Zac Efron and Ashley Tisdale, cast members of High School Musical, joined the project while Prince, who passed away in April 2016 after he finished his new songs in March 2016, Hoizer and Rebecca Ferguson did songs of the film. Also, Elton John did the songs of the film. On August 12, 2016, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Chris Montan were announced to wrote the soundtrack.

In September 2016, Harriet Owen was officially cast, along with Phil Morris and Jacqueline Obradors. On September 18, 2016, more songs were announced to be part of soundtrack including Janelle Monae and Mya will officially wrote songs of the film. On September 21, Dialouge recording was officially announced on the same day.

On October 4, 2016, Jay Laga'aia were in talks to voice a character while Riley Keough and Richard Cater were both officially cast. On October 21, 2016, Nicole Kidman will be reprising her role as Norma Jean, joining the voice cast.

On November 7, 2016, a full voice cast was announced on the following day; including Elijah Wood, Elle Fanning, Rachael Taylor, Eddie Redmayne, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ben Kingsley, Jay Laga'aia, Anthony LaPaglia, Miriam Margoyles, D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Marguiles, Kiefer Sutherland, E.G. Daily, Magda Szubanski, Freddie Highmore, Barry Humphries, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, Common, Lance Henriksen, John Oliver, Randall Duk Kim, James Cosmo, Samuel E. Wright, Max Casella, John Mahoney, Geoff Hoyle, Craig Ferguson, David Walliams and many others. Andrew Lawrence, Pamela Adlon and Ricky D' Shon Collins will reprise their roles as TJ, Spinelli and Vince.

On December 31, 2016, recording was completed. On January 18, 2017, James Corden and Toni Collette were both officially cast in the film.




The teaser trailer was often debuted on March 17, 2017 in select theatres in front of Beauty and the Beast, Smurfs: The Lost Village and Cars 3.



The film premiered at the Cannes on February 9, 2018, and also had its premiere at the London Film Festival on March 30 and also has a released in USA, UK, Australia and India on April 6, 2018 as well as other dates such as April 27, 2018 in France, May 11, 2018 in New Zealand, May 24, 2018 in German, May 26, 2018 in Spain, May 29, 2018 in Espanol, May 30, 2018 in Brazil, June 1 in Portuguese, June 5 in Russia as well as other dates including July, August, September, October, November, December and January 2019.

Warner often promoted the film on several screens including London, French, Germany and all other countries. The film had topped its marketing at the box office but very successful motion picture so Director Genndy Tartakovsky said that the film had often been millions of dollars successfully, while top of the Spanish film Talia.

Kathryn Lasky surprised by this and often adapted her movies by Warner Bros, who followed his success by the film. While attending the premiere, the people who is a bird specialist known as ornithologist while bringing birds to a premiere.

Release Dates

  • USA - January 26, 2018 (Cannes premiere)


On April 2016, Hans Zimmer and John Debney are announced as the films composers.

The films original score was composed by Hans Zimmer, John Debney and James Newton Howard with original songs by Bryan Adams, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Magical Thinker, Stephen Wrabel, Rebecca Ferguson, Prince, R. Kelly, Ashanti, Jamie Foxx, Steve Winwood, Imagine Dragons, Jason Mraz, All-4-One, Pink, N’Sync, Dizzee Rascal, Busta Rhymes, Faith Hill, and Craig David. The film’s motion picture soundtrack was released on March 23, 2018.


  1. Soren’s Theme - Hans Zimmer
  2. Mumble’s Theme - John Debney
  3. Opening Intro - Hans Zimmer
  4. Soren is Growing Up - Hans Zimmer
  5. Graduation - Hans Zimmee
  6. The Aliens - John Debney
  7. Soren and the Amigos - Hans Zimmer
  8. Ramon and Carmen - Hans Zimmer
  9. Memphis’ Theme - Hans Zimmer
  10. Norma Jean’s Theme - John Debney


  • Everything I Own - Jason Mraz 
  • Here I Am - Bryan Adams
  • Calling Me Home - Rebecca Ferguson and Hans Zimmer
  • Kiss - Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman


  • The first animated film to be released in 2D and 3D.
  • All of the Cast reprise their roles from Happy Feet and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.
  • This film reunites cast members from the Star Wars franchise; James Earl Jones, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Felicity Jones, Anthony Daniels, Oscar Issac, and Jimmy Vee.
  • The movie is a mix of live action and animation like Happy Feet.
  • Jim Sturgess, Hugh Jackman, Drew Barrymore and Hugo Weaving are joining the cast, before the rest of the voice cast were announced.
  • The forest that Soren and his family live in Tyto forest, is actually a real forest.
  • First animation combination of live-action/computer animated.
  • Drew Barrymore's first animated film since Titan A.E.
  • It is John Hurt's last film after he died on January 25, 2017.
  • Roy Lee's first producing family-friendly film.
  • The first scene where the Tyto forest fire sequences takes place after the gang meet Twilight.
  • Warner Bros. released a special trailer at SDCC. The screening of the film was shown before it.
  • Elle Fanning, who voiced Felicie in Ballerina, will voice Amy in the film.
  • Twilight and Allomere were both Great Grays Owls.
  • Ann Peacock was a writer of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
  • Elijah Wood, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving all reprise their roles from Happy Feet with Anthony LaPaglia, Robin Williams, Richard Carter, E.G. Daily, Dee Bradley Baker, Lee Perry, Magda Szubanski, Fat Joe, Common, Pink and Miriam Margoyles.
  • The highest grossing animated Australian film of 2018.
  • There are numerous scenes from trailers and television spots that didn’t end up in the final cut although however, they’re all end up in the film due to the access of the films re-release.
  • Hugh Jackman’s 4th Animated Movie, since Flushed Away, Happy Feet and Rise of the Guardians.
  • Hans Zimmer was the director’s first choice to compose the score.
  • Production started in 2014 and completed in October 2017.
  • Rachael Taylor’s first animated film.
  • This film reunites cast members from the Star Wars franchise; James Earl Jones, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Felicity Jones, Anthony Daniels, Oscar Issac, and Jimmy Vee.
  • The movie is a mix of live action and animation like Happy Feet.
  • This reunites cast members from Star Wars; James Earl Jones, Andy Serkis and Mark Hamill.
  • John Mahoney's final film role before his death. The film was dedicated to his memory.
  • This reunites two cast members from Home and Away; Ryan Kwanten and Jay Laga'aia.
  • The song Hit Me Up and Tightrope from Happy Feet was used in the film.
  • For the Australian release for the film, it hosted a special screening 14 months before the US release. For example, the studio hired a special release to promote the film.
  • The animators stated that Scarface is a falcon that is actually a buteo. Animator Bruce Smith, who did Kerchak in Tarzan, stated that he is a bird-like creature. Lance Henriksen did both voice characters in both movies. Kerchak is the leader of the troop; while Scarface has the flock. Both are angry and aggressive. Kerchak is very violent; but unlike Kerchak, Scarface is very mean, rude, vicious, violent, cold, bad-tempered, gruff, bully, social Darwinist, stubborn, murderous, tyrannical, judgemental, selfish, audacious, treacherous, hateful, impatient, imperialistic, manipulative, threatening, insensitive and heartless. Kerchak is strong, but Scarface is much worse and abusive. His voice sounds like Kerchak and Doc Sugarfoot. His personality, inspiration and appearance is similar to Scar, Shere Khan, Kerchak, Clayton, Sabor, Kron, Rourke, Scroop and Noah the Elder.
  • This film reunites the entire cast members from the Happy Feet franchise; Elijah Wood, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Magda Szubanski, Steve Irwin, Common, Richard Carter, Sofia Vegara and Miriam Margoyles.
  • On October 21, 2016, the early animation test of the film was first shown. Also, Theodore Thy designed the animation.
  • The teaser trailer was shown before Beauty and the Beast. It was also on YouTube with 2 million likes and gained its 27 million views since its worldwide release.
  • When the penguins dance while Soren, his friends, his family, his partners and team start to communicate humans by tapping its Feet, there are 100,0000 penguins in the row in the scene where a massive crowd dance scene. Also, some footage from the early Happy Feet trailers were used in the film.
  • Originally, the job of composing the score was offered to John Powell, but due to his work on Jason Bourne, Hans Zimmer replaced him for the score for the movie.
  • The film was released on the same day as A Wrinkle in Time.
  • John Mahoney's final film. He died after finishing his voice work at the age 77 before the film's release. This was dedicated to him in the end credits and also shares a tribute in the film.
  • For the UK release, the film has the same box office weekend as Ready Player One.
  • The forest that Soren and his family live in Tyto forest, is actually a real forest.
  • First animation combination of live-action/computer animated.
  • Drew Barrymore's first animated film since Titan A.E.
  • Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway both appeared in One Day.
  • Jim Sturgess, Andy Garcia, and Ed Harris appeared in Geostorm.
  • Jim Sturgess and Ray Winstone appeared in Ashes.
  • According to the producers of the film, Soren will lead the clan one day if he ever fulfills his dream.
  • John Pomeroy, best known as animator, had designed Baby Soren.
  • First combination of computer animated/CGI/live-action animated movie.
  • The first film to star Robert Sheehan in an animated film, since Geostorm. Although, he and Jim Sturgess were in a movie. Sturgess also stars in this film.
  • The first film to star live action/computer animated like Happy Feet.
  • The setting of the movie is South and North America, the countries were California, Valenza, Hawaii, and others.
  • Originally, the monster that was fighting Soren was originally going to be a big lizard-like creature, but it was changed to monitor lizard.
  • Raffaella Delle Donne was a writer of Zambezia and Khumba.
  • Pam Marsden was a producer of Dinosaur.
  • According to the directors, the story is similar to Spirit and Bambi.
  • Hans Zimmer collaborated with Bryan Adams and in the film's soundtrack of the movie.
  • Jennifer Aniston's first animated film since The Iron Giant and Storks.
  • Hugh Jackman and David Wenham appeared in Van Helsing.
  • Jim Sturgess, Anne Hathaway, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone, Ryan Kwanten, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving and Alice Eve all appeared In these movies themselves with stars Sturgess
  • Saoirse Ronan, Tamsin Egerton, David Walliams, James Cosmo, Barry Humphries and Alfred Molina appear in Justin and the Knights of Valour.
  • The film is also similar to A Bug's Life.
  • Both are main protagonists (Owl; Ant)
  • Both interfered the main antagonist (Scar-Eye; Hopper; however, Soren never interfered and Scar-Eye are stronger than Hopper)
  • Both hired warriors
  • Both fall in the love at the end.
  • The film is similar to the 2006 film Happy Feet.
  • Both features birds; Owls and Skuas are the birds of a different speices
  • Both movies star Hugh Jackman and Hugo Weaving
  • Both characters are hatched
  • Both are different, but unlike Mumble, Soren is not different at all.
  • Both go on a journeys
  • Both fall in love (Soren and Pellimore; Mumble and Gloria)
  • The film is similar to The Lion King.
  • Both are born in the kingdom (Tyto forest; Pride Rock)
  • Both main protagonists are animals (Owl; Lion)
  • Both become king of the worlds.
  • The burning tyto forest that was seen in the trailer of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole was included in the film. Also, Gylfie said "were each other's family now, we'll find them together" was seen in the film.
  • Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, and Hugo Weaving appear in Happy Feet.
  • Freddie Highmore and Saoirse Ronan appear in Justin and the Knights of Valour.
  • Elle Fanning and Dane DeHaan appear in Ballerina.
  • Emma Thompson and Miriam Margoyles both appear in Harry Potter.
  • Jim Sturgess and Saoirse Ronan both appear in The Way Back.
  • Roy Lee's first producing family-friendly film.
  • Warner Bros. released a special trailer at SDCC. The screening of the film was shown before it.
  • Nicole Kidman’s first film was released on the same year as Aquaman in 2018.
  • First collaboration with Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard since the Batman franchises.
  • Jim Sturgess, Andy Garcia, Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris appear in Geostorm with Robert Sheehan.
  • Hans Zimmer was the director first choice to score the film with John Debney.
  • Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee. John Howard, Angus Sampson and Richard Carter appear in Mad Max Fury Road.
  • Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart appear in Logan.
  • Elijah Wood, Jack McBrayer and Leigh Whannell appear in Cooties.
  • Final film of Richard Carter before his death one year later.
  • The highest grossing successful animated Australian movie to date.
  • John Seale‘s first animated movie to feature cinematographer principal photography.
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