First of all, the animation on this one is gorgeous. The storyline was so good we watched it not once but TWICE. It's a variant on a good twin/bad twin fairytale. Two owl brothers, one kindhearted and family oriented, one grasping and jealous and hoping to become more successful than his brother, are kidnapped by nefarious villan owls and given a choice- to be among the elite and overlord, as they are the "right kind of owl" or to choose to stay together and help others. The kind brother, of course, is given the worst work because he will not betray his new friend, a smaller female owl of the "non-chosen" breed. The other, the jealous brother, is trained as an elite soldier in the new evil army. The choices they make, from identical upbringing, show how our choices can truly bring our heroism or downfall, and although the ending is intentionally left slightly open as to the end consequences (it is, after all, the first of a series of books which this excellent movie is based upon), the righteous owl gets reunited with his family, saves the whole group, becomes courageous and rescues his own mythical hero in the end. It is an excellently moral choice, not too scary for my (easily frightened stage) 8 and 10 yr olds, beautiful enough for my two year old to watch with them, but with enough gorgeous scenes, depth of character development, and dynamic characters to please not only parents viewing, but to get the kids to beg to see it again. Parents might choose to discuss how the villians choose those like them to be "the chosen" breed, even though many of the owls are smart, intelligent, and beautiful in their own way, whereas the owls of Ga'Hoole, the legendary heroes, choose from all different types and ages of owls, to work together in their strengths to be a team, and have no such prejudices. And if you like the movie, you will want to try the books.. I want to read them all now!