New trailer: The fighting owls of Zack Snyder's 3-D Guardians

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Yahoo! has posted the first teaser trailer for director Zack Snyder's upcoming 3-D animated owl movie Legend of the Guardians, which you can view below.

USA Today, meanwhile, has unveiled some striking new images from the movie, which we've posted in the gallery.

Formerly titled Guardians of Ga'Hoole and based on Kathryn Lasky's series of fantasy books, the movie follows Soren (voiced by Jim Sturgess), a young barn owl who is kidnapped by the owls of the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls, or St. Aggie's. The academy is supposed to be an orphanage, but instead it brainwashes its pupils into becoming soldiers who will ultimately clash with the wise, peaceful owls of Ga'Hoole.

We actually screened a bit of 3-D footage from the film a while back, and we have to say it knocked us out. We'll have more about this fabulous-looking film a bit later.

What do you think? (Click on the gallery images below for large versions.)

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