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The Lego Movie (2014)

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  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 7 February 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 100 min
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  • IMDb page: The Lego Movie (2014)
  • Rate: 8.5/10 total 26,309 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 7 February 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Filming Location: Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $149,006,940 (USA) (19 February 2014)
  • Director: Adam McKay
  • Stars: Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Mark Mothersbaugh   
  • Soundtrack: Star Wars/Blockade Runner
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Lego | No Title At Beginning | Altered Version Of Studio Logo | Based On Toy | No Opening Credits

Writing Credits By:

  • Dan Hageman (story) &
  • Kevin Hageman (story) and
  • Phil Lord (story) &
  • Christopher Miller (story)
  • Phil Lord (screenplay) &
  • Christopher Miller (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • Benny, AKA the “1980-something space guy”, a Minifigure from LEGO’s classic Space line, has a broken helmet and a worn-out, scuffed logo on his suit, similar to how many real-life vintage Space Minifigures look after decades of being used. The helmet is even shown to be cracked at the same spot where the real-life LEGO piece would usually break. 282 of 285 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The term “Master Builder” is actually an official designation by the Lego Company; per their website, “LEGO┬« Master Builders are the highly-trained and super-creative builders who design all of the official LEGO sets. Other LEGO Master Builders create giant, detailed sculptures out of LEGO bricks for LEGOLAND┬« Parks and special events all around the world.” 65 of 65 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Lord Business is president of Octan, a fictional gas station brand that first appeared in 1992 and has since been featured in numerous Lego sets. 123 of 126 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The animation is entirely CGI. The creators deliberately tried to make the movie feel like stop-motion, and avoided making the computer-generated effects look too obvious. This was done to make the movie look like real Lego. 253 of 263 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Emmet drives a modified 3177 Small Car, an actual set from LEGO City’s 2010 lineup. The differences from the set are the curved front bumper and its side-mirrors. The model was later released as a promotional set called Emmet’s Car or Fly Car, made to look exactly as on film. 51 of 51 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Everything in the movie was designed to look as if built out of LEGO pieces. This even includes effects like water, fire, laser bolts, explosions and smoke. For instance, the lasers are actually transparent LEGO rods (commonly known as “Lightsaber blades”), while smaller puffs of smoke are LEGO ice cream pieces. This is in contrast with the direct-to-video LEGO movies and cartoon series, in which parts of the sceneries and most of the effects were made to look realistic. 214 of 223 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Various Lego characters, either original or from licensed properties, make cameos or play bit parts. These include, among others: Johnny Thunder (from the Adventurers line), Lloyd Garmadon the Green Ninja (Ninjago), C-3PO, Han Solo and Lando Calrissian (Star Wars) the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dumbledore (Harry Potter), Gandalf (Lord of the Rings), Shaquille O’Neal and the NBA All-Stars (Sports), Lion Knights (Castle), and many characters from the Minifigures series. 111 of 116 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The Middle Zealand world is a reference to the movies set in the fictional land of Middle Earth. These films were famously shot on location in New Zealand. 44 of 45 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Vitruvius was a Roman author and architect in the 1st century BC, best known for his multi-volume work entitled De Architectura. Etymologically, the word architect derives from Greek words meaning ‘master’ and ‘builder’. 54 of 56 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The numbers seen with the pieces when Master Builders were assembling their free form models are the official Lego Element ID’s (or part numbers) for each of the components used in each of the models. 41 of 42 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Continuity: WyldStyle and Uni-Kitty are seen falling out of a spaceship with space clothes on, and upon their landing are cornered. The next time they are seen they are still cornered, only wearing their normal clothes.

Plot: An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. Full summary »  »

Story: The LEGO Movie is a 3D animated film which follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business. Written byDeAlan Wilson www.ComedyE.com

Synopsis

Synopsis: The wizard Vitruvius attempts to protect the "Kragle", a superweapon, from the evil Lord Business. He fails to do so, but warns Lord Business of a prophecy where a person called the "Special" will find the Piece of Resistance capable of stopping the Kragle.

8 and a half years later, Emmet Brickowski, an ordinary construction worker with no special qualities, comes across a woman, Wyldstyle, who is searching for something after hours at Emmet’s construction site. When he investigates, Emmet falls into a hole and finds the Piece of Resistance. Compelled to touch it, Emmet experiences vivid visions and passes out. He awakens elsewhere, with the Piece of Resistance attached to his back, in the custody of Bad Cop, Lord Business’ lieutenant (whose head sometimes turns around to reveal his other side, Good Cop). There, Emmet learns Business’ plans to destroy the world with the Kragle. Wyldstyle rescues Emmet and takes him to Vitruvius, who explains that he and Wyldstyle are "Master Builders" capable of building anything they need, both with great speed and without instruction manuals. Years ago, Lord Business rose to power, his disapproval of such anarchic creativity resulting in him capturing many of them. As the "Special", Emmet is destined to defeat him, yet Wyldstyle and Vitruvius are disappointed to find Emmet displays no creativity.

Lord Business plans to use the Kragle (a tube of Krazy Glue with some of the logo’s letters rubbed out) to freeze the universe perfectly in place. Bad Cop tracks down Emmet and Wyldstyle, who are rescued by her boyfriend, Batman. He takes them to a meeting of the remaining Master Builders. Unimpressed with Emmet, they refuse to fight Lord Business. Bad Cop and his forces attack and capture all the Master Builders except for Emmet and a few others. Emmet believes the Master Builders’ weakness is that their individual creativity prevents them from working together. He devises a team plan to infiltrate Lord Business’ headquarters. As Emmet and his allies are captured and imprisoned, Vitruvius attempts to fight back but is killed; with his dying words he admits the prophecy was made up. Business throws the Piece of Resistance off the edge of the universe, sets his headquarters to self-destruct, and leaves with the Kragle while leaving Bad Cop behind. Vitruvius’ ghost tells Emmet that even if the prophecy isn’t real, Emmet can still save the world. Emmet, tied to the self-destruct mechanism’s battery, sacrifices himself for his friends, flinging himself off the edge of the universe.

Inspired, the Master Builders escape and rally with the help of Bad Cop. Soon, Lego people across the universe are building their own creative weapons. The Master Builders lead the charge against Business.

Emmet finds himself in the real world, where the events of the story are being played out within the imagination of a boy, Finn. His father "The Man Upstairs" chastises his son for ruining his father’s Lego set by mixing characters with the wrong playsets, and originating hodgepodge creations. Finn argues that Lego are for children, but his father prefers to Krazy Glue his perceived perfect creations together permanently, as this is how adults play with Lego. In the Lego world, Lord Business’ forces gain the upper hand. Realizing the father will glue all the Lego in place, Emmet wills himself to move and falls off the table, gaining Finn’s attention. Finn returns Emmet to the Lego set, where Emmet builds a massive robot to assist his friends before confronting Lord Business. In the real world, Finn’s father looks at his son’s creations again and finds himself impressed. Realizing his son based the evil Lord Business on him, the father has a change of heart and allows his son to play with his Lego however he sees fit. In the Lego world, Emmet convinces Lord Business that Business, too, is special, as is everyone. Moved by Emmet’s speech, Business destroys the Kragle and unfreezes his victims.

With the world saved, Emmet celebrates with his friends, and Wyldstyle, whose real name is Lucy, becomes his girlfriend. However, alien Duplo beings beam down, announcing their intentions to invade, due to the father allowing Finn’s little sister to play with his Lego set as well. Then at the end they get captured by the Duplo toys

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Allison Abbate known as executive producer
  • Will Allegra known as associate producer
  • Matthew Ashton known as executive producer
  • Bruce Berman known as executive producer
  • Jon Burton known as executive producer
  • Kathleen Fleming known as executive producer
  • Igor Khait known as co-producer
  • Roy Lee known as producer
  • Dan Lin known as producer
  • Benjamin Melniker known as executive producer
  • John Powers Middleton known as co-producer
  • Amber Naismith known as associate producer
  • Zareh Nalbandian known as executive producer
  • Matt Skiena known as executive producer
  • Michael E. Uslan known as executive producer
  • Jill Wilfert known as executive producer
  • Seanne Winslow known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Will Arnett known as Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
  • Elizabeth Banks known as Wyldstyle / Lucy (voice)
  • Craig Berry known as Blake / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Alison Brie known as Unikitty (voice)
  • David Burrows known as Octan Robot / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Anthony Daniels known as C-3PO (voice)
  • Charlie Day known as Benny (voice)
  • Amanda Farinos known as Mom (voice)
  • Keith Ferguson known as Han Solo (voice)
  • Will Ferrell known as Lord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs (voice)
  • Will Forte known as Abraham Lincoln (voice) (as Orville Forte)
  • Dave Franco known as Wally (voice)
  • Morgan Freeman known as Vitruvius (voice)
  • Todd Hansen known as Gandalf / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Jonah Hill known as Green Lantern (voice)
  • Jake Johnson known as Barry (voice)
  • Keegan-Michael Key known as Foreman Jim (voice)
  • Kelly Lafferty known as Lord Business' Assistant (voice)
  • Chris McKay known as Larry The Barrista / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Christopher Miller known as TV Presenter (voice)
  • Graham Miller known as Duplo (voice)
  • Liam Neeson known as Bad Cop / Good Cop / Pa Cop (voice)
  • Doug Nicholas known as Surfer Dave / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Shaquille O'Neal known as Shaq (voice)
  • Nick Offerman known as Metal Beard (voice)
  • Chris Paluszek known as Robot Foreman (voice)
  • Chris Pratt known as Emmet Brickowoski (voice)
  • Chris Romano known as Joe (voice)
  • Jadon Sand known as Finn (voice)
  • Cobie Smulders known as Wonder Woman (voice)
  • Melissa Sturm known as Gail / Ma Cop (voice)
  • Jorma Taccone known as Shakespeare / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Channing Tatum known as Superman (voice)
  • Billy Dee Williams known as Lando (voice)
  • Leiki Veskimets known as Computer (voice)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Tammy Ashmore known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Kristen Anderson known as digital set designer
  • Todd Bennett known as modeler gang boss
  • Andy Bialk known as character designer
  • Bill Brzeski known as visual consultant
  • Larry Guy Clause known as construction general foreman
  • Courtney Cocherell known as set decoration coordinator
  • Scott Edward Collins known as physical objects coordinator
  • Theresa Cullen known as storyboard artist
  • Geer DuBois known as previs artist: proof, inc
  • Brian Feola known as construction foreman
  • Toby Grime known as designer
  • Scott Hurney known as storyboard artist
  • Deirdre Jernigan known as art department assistant: live action unit
  • Andrew H. Leung known as concept artist
  • Wendy Means known as construction purchaser
  • Mike Medina known as construction coordinator
  • Ken Mitchroney known as story artist
  • Christopher Neely known as lead man
  • Chris Paluszek known as storyboard artist
  • Susie Pilzninski known as researcher: live action unit
  • Shane Prigmore known as character designer
  • Charles Santoso known as concept artist
  • Meg Hyatt Snow known as lead scenic painter
  • David Tuber known as storyboard artist

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Warner Bros. (as Warner Bros. Pictures) (presents)
  • Village Roadshow Pictures (in association with)
  • LEGO (as LEGO Systems A/S) (in association with)
  • Vertigo Entertainment
  • Lin Pictures
  • Animal Logic
  • RatPac-Dune Entertainment (in association with)
  • Warner Animation Group

Other Companies:

  • Big Bang Sound  sound post-production
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • FotoKem  production dailies (nextLAB)
  • Jigsaw Music  music preparation
  • Scarlet Letters  end cards by
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack

Distributors:

  • Golden Village Pictures (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • InterCom (2014) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2014) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • SF Film Finland (2014) (Finland) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Animal Logic (feature animation)
  • Legend3D (3D conversion: live-action)

Visual Effects by:

  • Steve Agland known as supervising lighting technical director
  • Shane Aherne known as lighting lead
  • Matt Akey known as executive producer: Legend 3D
  • Elana Andersen known as support engineer: animal logic
  • Michael R.W. Anderson known as digital artist: modeling
  • Aloys Baillet known as lead software developer
  • Garry Baker known as purchasing & asset management officer
  • Sotiris Bakosis known as visual effects artist
  • Wisam Barkho known as stereoscopic compositor: Legend 3D
  • Dudley Birch known as matte painting lead
  • James Bishop known as support engineer: animal logic
  • Daniel Bryce known as cg modeler
  • Sean Callahan known as lead stereo artist: Legend3D
  • Sarah Canale known as stereo compositor: Legend 3D
  • Owen Cartagena known as stereo compositor: Legend 3D
  • Luke Cole known as software engineer: Animal Logic
  • Nicholas Cross known as digital artist: lighting
  • Troy Darben known as compositor
  • Vivian David known as senior lighting artist
  • Jayson Davis known as stereoscopic compositor: Legend 3D
  • Craig Dibble known as senior systems engineer: Animal Logic
  • Ian Dodman known as senior lighting artist
  • Tyson Donnelly known as digital compositor
  • Anthony Dunifer known as compositing supervisor: Legend 3D
  • Rachael Dunk known as lighting artist
  • Adam J. Dunn known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Matt Ebb known as effects artist
  • James Eggleston known as senior stereo compositor
  • Luke Emrose known as technical director
  • Andrew Farris known as stereo compositor
  • Rogier Fransen known as fx artist
  • Alex Fry known as colour pipeline supervisor
  • Raphaël Gadot known as visual effects artist
  • Peter D. Georges known as research and development: animal logic
  • Matthew Gidney known as r&d developer
  • Matthew Gidney known as stereographer
  • Damien Gray known as CG supervisor
  • Natalia Gubareva known as lighting artist: Animal Logic
  • Ana Gómez Alcalde known as software development
  • Alex Halstead known as visual effects artist
  • Herbert Heinsche known as senior lighting artist
  • Sara Hilmarsdóttir known as compositing technical director
  • Michael Jimenez known as stereo compositor: Legend 3D
  • Timothy Kenyon known as lighting artist
  • Carsten Kolve known as effects and crowd lead
  • Alex Lay known as digital compositor
  • Steven Lees-Smith known as support engineering supervisor: animal logic
  • Jesse Lehrman known as software development
  • Julien Leveugle known as compositing supervisor
  • Max Liani known as lighting technology lead
  • Stefan Litterini known as lighting artist: Animal Logic
  • Jason Lodas known as stereo artist: Legend 3D
  • Daniel Lopez known as support engineer: animal logic
  • Gary L. Lopez known as stereo compositor
  • Etienne Marc known as senior lighting artist
  • Filipe Marques known as compositor: Animal Logic
  • Dexter Matias known as stereo artist: Legend3D
  • Molina Matthieu known as senior lighting artist
  • Brandon A. Miles known as visual effects (stereoscopic conversion)
  • Kirsty Millar known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jerome Moo known as digital matte painter: Animal Logic
  • Fabian Mueller known as stereoscopic lead
  • Norah Mulroney known as digital compositor
  • Eoin Murphy known as lead pipeline developer
  • Martin Newcombe known as senior surfacing artist: Animal Logic
  • Kevin Ng known as support engineer: animal logic
  • An Nguyen known as software devloper: Animal Logic
  • Vincent Vu Nguyen known as stereo compositor: Legend 3D
  • Johan Nordenson known as senior surfacing artist
  • Joshua Nunn known as key lighting artist
  • Alfie Olivier known as animation supervisor
  • Scott C. Peterson known as stereoscopic department manager: Legend3D
  • Aitor Prieto known as effects technical director: Animal Logic
  • Eugene Purugganan known as senior systems engineer: Animal Logic
  • Ilaria Ragusa known as look development artist
  • Ana Rankovic known as senior surfacing artist
  • Kazia Roach known as digital compositor
  • Tavis Roberts known as digital artist: lighting
  • Jack Runyon known as visual effects editor
  • Chris Russell known as digital artist
  • Jared Sandrew known as stereoscopic supervisor: Legend3D
  • Francesco Sansoni known as senior lighting artist
  • Ryan Saper known as visual effects: previz
  • Aidan Sarsfield known as cg supervisor
  • Domenick Simpson known as digital artist: lighting
  • Grant Street known as senior systems engineer: Animal Logic
  • Jade Taglioli known as technical animator
  • Aditya Talwar known as digital artist: lighting
  • Brendan Thorncraft known as data services technician: Animal Logic
  • Alex Timbs known as head of it: animal logic
  • Chris W. Tucker known as stereo production coordinator
  • Radu Vintila known as lead systems engineer: Animal Logic
  • Ned Walker known as visual effects artist
  • Jeremy Webber known as senior systems engineer: Animal Logic
  • Craig Welsh known as lighting supervisor
  • Stuart Willis known as production supervisor: layout
  • Guido Wolter known as digital compositor
  • Kai Wolter known as software engineer: Animal Logic
  • Gareth Young known as layout artist

MPAA: Rated PG for mild action and rude humor

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