Friday, May 05, 2006


Want to see little birds on the big screen? Today marks the nationwide release of "Hoot," the tale of three Florida teenagers who try to stop construction on land inhabited by Burrowing Owls.

The official synopsis says
HOOT revolves around a Montana boy who moves to Florida and unearths a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls. Determined to protect his new environment, the boy and his friends fight to prevent the adults from making a big mistake.

While young birders might enjoy seeing their peers protect endangered birds and have some great adventures, adults might enjoy seeing Jimmy Buffet in the film. Mr. Parrothead also contributed to the soundtrack. And those of us with a soft spot for Luke Wilson might enjoy the film, too.

Don't skip the movie's website, which offers a plethora of treats: a desktop pet owl that generates a donation to the National Wildlife Federation, oddles of details about the movie, sounds clips of and educational materials about the owls, screensavers, AIM icons and an online game where you can help an owl cross a field and avoid snakes, dogs and alligators.


Blogger Left I on the News said...

Alas, two thumbs down from Ebert & Roeper.

May 08, 2006 9:20 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Hmmm... without knowing why they put their thumbs down or if they're birders, I'm not inclined to them much credence (c:

May 08, 2006 9:22 AM  
Blogger Left I on the News said...

A link to the Ebert review.

May 08, 2006 1:15 PM  

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