The animated adventure 'Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole' will arrive in theaters on September 24, but right now, Moviefone has your first behind-the-scenes look at the making of this family fantasy.

Based on the popular series of books, 'Legends of the Guardians' tells the tale of a young owl who strives to join a noble band of warrior owls, who protect the mythical tree known as Ga'Hoole.

The big-screen adaptation is directed by Zack Snyder, the visual mastermind behind 'Dawn of the Dead,''300' and 'Watchmen.' In this clip, Snyder explains the history behind the book series, as well as giving fans a sneak peek the heroic band of birds in action.