Hardly a week goes by without Disney announcing a live-action adaptation of something. Some of them make a sort of sense, and the others are complete lunacy. As we have done before, it’s time to figure out just how many of these things are on the way—and how doomed we are.
Another week, another soulcrushing announcement of Disney’s intent to take your childhood animated movies and render them in flesh: the great behemoth has cast its eyes upon The Sword In The Stone, and determined that it would be 100% better with actual humans rather than its foolish, two-dimensional sorcery!
The new movie Legend of the Guardians presents owls as heroic warriors fighting rival owl eugenicists. (Really.) But the owls of Ga'Hoole are just the latest in a proud tradition of fantastical owls that are alternately wise, creepy, mysterious...and awesome.