Listen to Owl City’s ‘To the Sky’ from ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole’

Posted by · 9:51 am · November 24th, 2010

The Warner Bros. screener pack arrived yesterday afternoon and I immediately noticed an original song contender on the sleeve for Zack Snyder’s “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” I hadn’t yet seen the film so I popped it into the player last night to see where and how the track was utilized.

Owl City’s “To the Sky” is a poppy ditty used mid-way through the film as part of a montage and is then reprised as the first cue on the closing credits.  Even in a slim pickings race like the one we’re seeing unfold this year, I’d say it doesn’t have much of a shot at a nomination, but it’s an eligible contender nevertheless so it deserves a mention here.

I quite liked the film, by the way.  Snyder’s vision and cinematic sense really stands out, even if his penchant for slow motion begins to grate after a while.  When he saves it for unique dramatic instances, it has a real impact.  But regardless, the animation is gorgeous and I’d have loved to catch it in the theater.

Have a listen to “To the Sky” below, and as always, keep up with the Best Original Song race as it unfolds via its dedicated page here.


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  • 1 11-24-2010 at 10:42 am

    Graysmith said...

    Sounds like they’re trying to out-Disney Disney to the point of gagging.

    I can’t imagine this being a more than 3 nominees year, there’s hardly anything worthwhile. Not even the best songs I’ve heard so far are really all that worthy of being Oscar-nominated.

  • 2 11-24-2010 at 3:26 pm

    MovieMan said...

    I hated this film with a passion, and Owl City’s song is incorporated terribly, but the song itself is pretty good. I can’t imagine this film getting any nominations, though. And it doesn’t deserve any. Seamless visuals only go so far.

  • 3 11-24-2010 at 5:45 pm

    Luis said...

    I thought that movie was a real hoot!!


  • 4 11-24-2010 at 6:33 pm

    Chris said...

    I kinda liked the movie. The writing was a real letdown, but I couldnt deny the strong visuals.

  • 5 11-24-2010 at 8:42 pm

    Maxim said...

    “I hated this film with a passion, ”

    Honestly… why?

  • 6 11-25-2010 at 1:05 am

    Alex said...

    Bad song, annoying accent.

    I was upset two years ago when Jenny Lewis’s Barking at the Moon from Bolt wasn’t nominated. That song was a great song (not in the usual Menken vein) and greatly enhanced the film.

  • 7 3-13-2011 at 4:29 am

    imcool said...

    this song is so great~!