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The Lego Movie is a Warner Bros./Lego computer-animated adventure-comedy media franchise based on Lego Construction Toys. The franchise started in 2014 with The Lego Movie directed and written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

The film quickly expanded into a franchise which ties to the Lego brand, with two spin-off films, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie, both with 2017 release dates, a sequel and a third spin-off, The Billion Brick Race, scheduled for release in 2019.

Feature films

Main series

The Lego Movie (2014)

Main article: The Lego Movie

The film was released theatrically on February 7, 2014 through Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures to near-unanimous acclaim; critics praised its visual style, humor, voice cast and heartwarming message. It earned more than $257 million in the U.S. and Canada and $210 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of over $469 million. The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature, and the Saturn Award for Best Animated Film. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. The film also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "Everything Is Awesome".

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

In February 2014, it was reported that Warner Bros. had started working on a sequel, with Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan tasked to write a screenplay. On February 21, 2014, the studio scheduled the sequel for a May 26, 2017 release. On March 12, 2014, Deadline reported that animation co-director Chris McKay would direct the sequel with Lord and Miller as producers. Warner Bros. did not invite co-producer of the first film, Village Roadshow Pictures, to return as a participant in the sequel, due to Warner Bros. having now more confidence in the film and trying to keep as much profit as possible for itself. On April 10, 2014, McKay expressed that he would like to introduce more women in the sequel than men. In July 2014, it was reported that Chris Pratt expressed interest in reprising his role as Emmett for the sequel.

In October 2014, Warner Bros. scheduled The Lego Batman Movie for 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 for 2018. By October 25, 2014, Lord and Miller had signed on to write The Lego Movie 2. The writers have implied that the sequel will take place four years after the events of the first film. In February 2015, Warner Bros. announced that the title of the sequel had been changed to The Lego Movie Sequel, and that Rob Schrab, co-writer of Monster House replaced McKay as director since McKay went to direct The Lego Batman Movie. According to an interview at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, the sequel will focus on Emmet and his sister, taking place in "weird, dystopian version of Bricksburg." On April 20, 2015, Warner Bros. scheduled The Lego Movie Sequel for a May 18, 2018 release date. On June 17, 2016, the film's release was delayed to February 8, 2019. By July 2016, Raphael Bob-Waksberg had been hired to do rewrites of the script. By February 2017, Schrab had been replaced by Mike Mitchell, reportedly due to "creative differences".

Spin-offs

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Main article: The Lego Batman Movie

In October 2014, Warner Bros. scheduled The Lego Batman Movie, a spin-off starring Batman for 2017, which moved The Lego Movie Sequel to 2018. Will Arnett returned to voice Batman, while Chris McKay, who was earlier attached to the sequel, will direct the film which is being written by Seth Grahame-Smith and produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. On April 20, 2015, Warner Bros. scheduled The Lego Batman Movie for a February 10, 2017 release. In July 2015, Arnett's Arrested Development co-star Michael Cera was cast to voice Robin. In August 2015, Zach Galifianakis entered final negotiations to voice the Joker. In October 2015, Rosario Dawson was cast to voice Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon who later becomes the crime-fighting heroine Batgirl. The following month, Ralph Fiennes was cast as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's butler. Mariah Carey, although initial reports indicated she was playing Commissioner Gordon, was actually cast as Mayor McCaskhill. The first trailer for the film was released on March 24, 2016, followed by a second on March 28 the same year. The film was released in the United States on February 10, 2017.

The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)

Main article: The Lego Ninjago Movie

Brothers Dan and Kevin Hageman, who wrote Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and co-wrote the story of The Lego Movie, will be penning the film adaptation of Lego Ninjago, which will feature a new take that diverges from the TV series. Charlie Bean, who produced Disney's Tron: Uprising, will direct the film, produced by the The Lego Movie team of Dan Lin, Roy Lee, and both Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The spin-off movie was scheduled to be released on September 23, 2016. On April 20, 2015, the film was delayed to September 22, 2017. In June 2016, the cast was announced to include Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Michael Peña, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, and Fred Armisen respectively.

The Billion Brick Race (2019)

In March 2015, Warner Bros. announced that a third Lego Movie spin-off, titled The Billion Brick Race, was in development. Jason Segel and Drew Pearce were signed on to co-direct and write the film. The film is scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019.

Short films

The Lego Movie: 4D - A New Adventure (2016)

Main article: The Lego Movie: 4D - A New Adventure

On December 16, 2015, a promo video for a new "4D" film at Legoland Florida based on The Lego Movie called The Lego Movie: 4D - A New Adventure was posted onto Lego's YouTube channel. The short subject premiered at Legoland Florida on January 29, 2016 before being rolled out to all other Legoland Parks and Legoland Discovery Centers later that year. It sees many of the original cast returning including Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, and Charlie Day while Emmett is voiced by A.J. Locascio (due to Chris Pratt being unavailable at the time). The film is titled The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure, and introduces a new character called Risky Business (voiced by Patton Oswalt) who is Lord Business' older brother.

The Master (2016)

Main article: The Master (2016 film)

The short is based on the Lego Ninjago series and features some of the same voice talent that has committed to The Lego Ninjago Movie. It was released theatrically with Storks.

Cast

Main article: List of characters in The Lego Movie
Characters Main films Attraction Short film Spin-off films Television series
The Lego Movie The Lego Movie Sequel The Lego Movie: 4D - A New Adventure The Master The Lego Batman Movie The Lego Ninjago Movie The Billion Brick Race Untitled Unikitty television series
Emmet Brickowski Chris Pratt A.J. Locascio Archive footage
Lucy/Wyldstyle Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks
Lord Business Will Ferrell
Bruce Wayne/Batman Will Arnett Will Arnett
Benny Charlie Day Charlie Day
Princess Unikitty Alison Brie Alison Brie TBA
Metalbeard Nick Offerman Nick Offerman
Bad Cop/Good Cop Liam Neeson
Vitruvius Morgan Freeman
The Man Upstairs Will Ferrell
Finn Jadon Sand
Clark Kent/Superman Channing Tatum Channing Tatum
Hal Jordan/Green Lantern Jonah Hill Jonah Hill
Risky Business Patton Oswalt
Master Wu Jackie Chan Jackie Chan
The Joker Zach Galifianakis
Dick Grayson/Robin Michael Cera
Barbara Gordon/Batgirl Rosario Dawson
Alfred Pennyworth Ralph Fiennes
Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn Jenny Slate
Lloyd Garmadon Silent cameo Dave Franco
Kai Michael Peña
Cole Fred Armisen
Jay Kumail Nanjiani
Zane Zach Woods
Nya Abbi Jacobson
Lord Garmadon Justin Theroux
Misako (Koko) Olivia Munn

Crew

Film Director(s) Producer(s) Executive producer(s) Writer(s) Composer Editor(s)
Main series
The Lego Movie Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Dan Lin and Roy Lee Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Kathleen Fleming, Allison Abbate, Zareh Nalbanidan, Jon Burton, Benjamin Melniker, Micheal E. Uslan, Seanne Winslow, Matt Skiena, and Bruce Berman Screenplay by: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Story by: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Mark Mothersbaugh David Burrows and Chris McKay
The Lego Movie Sequel Mike Mitchell Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller N/A Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Raphael Bob-Waksberg N/A N/A
Spin-offs
The Lego Batman Movie Chris McKay Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allerga, and Brad Lewis Screenplay by: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington
Story by: Seth Grahame-Smith
Lorne Balfe David Burrows, Matt Villa, and John Venzon
The Lego Ninjago Movie Charlie Bean John Powers Middleton, Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKay, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone Screenplay by: Hilary Winson, Bob Logan and Paul Fisher
Story by: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Hilary Winson, Bob Logan and Paul Fisher
Mark Mothersbaugh
The Billion Brick Race Drew Pearce & Jason Segel N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Reception

Box office performance

Film Release date Budget Box office revenue
North America Other
territories
Worldwide
The Lego Movie February 7, 2014 $60,000,000 $257,760,692 $211,400,000 $469,160,692
The Lego Batman Movie February 10, 2017 $80,000,000 $175,750,384 $136,200,000 $311,950,384
The Lego Ninjago Movie September 22, 2017 $70,000,000 $59,281,555 $63,800,00 $123,081,555
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Critical and public response

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
The Lego Movie 96% (226 reviews) 83 (43 reviews) A
The Lego Batman Movie 90% (228 reviews) 75 (48 reviews) A-

Academy Awards

Main series Award Category
The LEGO Movie Best Original Song Nominated

Video games

Name Release date Consoles Notes
The Lego Movie Videogame February 7, 2014 iOS, Win, 3DS, PS3, PS4, Wii U, XBO, X360
Lego Dimensions September 27, 2015 PS3, PS4, Wii U, X360, XBO Starter pack, fun packs and story pack

Television series

In 2017, Warner Bros. and Lego have announced that Unikitty will get a spin-off television series that would most likely be on Cartoon Network.


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Media
Films: The Lego MovieThe Lego Batman MovieThe Lego Ninjago MovieThe Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Television: Unikitty!
Short films: Enter the NinjagoThe MasterDark HoserBatman is Just Not That Into YouCooking with AlfredMovie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?Shark E. Shark in "Which Way to the Ocean?"Zane's Stand Up Promo

Characters
Emmet Brickowski
Locations


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Lego-logo
Media
Theatrical Films: The Lego MovieThe Lego Batman MovieThe Lego Ninjago MovieThe Lego Movie 2: The Second PartThe Billion Brick Race

Direct-to-video Films: Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes UniteLego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro LeagueLego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of DoomLego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic ClashLego Scooby-Doo! Haunted HollywoodLego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City BreakoutLego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach BashLego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain DrainLego DC Comics Super Heroes: The FlashLego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain HighLego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
Shorts: Enter the NinjagoThe Lego Movie: 4D - A New AdventureThe MasterBatmersive VR ExperienceDark HoserBatman is Not Just That Into YouCooking with AlfredMovie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?Shark E. Shark in "Which Way to the Ocean?"Zane's Stand Up Promo
TV specials: Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-LeagueredLego Scooby-Doo: Knight Time TerrorLego DC Super Hero Girls: Galactic Wonder
Television series: Mixels (Episode list) • Unikitty! (Episode list)
Video games: Lego BattlesLego Battles: NinjagoLego City UndercoverLego City Undercover: The Chase BeginsLego Legends of Chima: Laval's JourneyLego Legends of Chima OnlineLego Star Wars: The Force AwakensLego Batman: The VideogameLego Batman 2: DC Super HeroesLego Batman 3: Beyond GothamLego DC Super-VillainsLego WorldsLego Harry Potter: Years 1–4Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7Lego The Lord of the RingsLego The HobbitLego Marvel Super HeroesLego Marvel's AvengersLego Marvel Super Heroes 2The Lego Movie VideogameLego Jurassic WorldLego DimensionsThe Lego Ninjago Movie Video GameLego The Incredibles

Characters
Emmet BrickowskiWyldstyleBatmanLord BusinessUnikittySpaceman Benny
Locations
Objects
See also


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Warner animation group logo
Theatrical films
The Lego Movie (2014) • Storks (2016) • The Lego Batman Movie (2017) • The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) • Smallfoot (2018)
Upcoming films
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) •The Billion Brick Race (2019) • Scooby (2020)
Short films
Enter the Ninjago (2014) • The Lego Movie: 4D - A New Adventure (2016) • The Master (2016) • Pigeon Toady's Guide to Your New Baby (2016) • Dark Hoser (2017) • Batman is Just Not That Into You (2017) • Cooking with Alfred (2017) • Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That? (2017) • Which Way to the Ocean (2017) • Zane's Stand Up Promo (2017)
People
See also


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Warner Bros. Animation Logo (Template-only)
Looney Tunes/Spielberg universe
Animated series: The Bugs Bunny ShowTiny Toon AdventuresTaz-ManiaAnimaniacsThe Sylvester & Tweety MysteriesPinky and the BrainFreakazoid!Road RoversHisteria!Pinky, Elmyra and the BrainThe Cat&Birdy Warneroonie PinkyBrainy Big Cartoonie ShowBaby Looney TunesDuck DodgersLoonatics UnleashedThe Looney Tunes ShowNew Looney Tunes

Films: Bugs Bunny: SuperstarThe Bugs Bunny/Road Runner MovieThe Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny MovieBugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit TalesDaffy Duck's Fantastic IslandDaffy Duck's QuackbustersSpace JamWakko's WishTweety's High-Flying AdventureLooney Tunes: Back in ActionBah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes ChristmasLooney Tunes: Rabbits Run

DC Comics
Animated series: Batman: The Animated SeriesSuperman: The Animated SeriesBatman BeyondStatic ShockThe Zeta ProjectJustice LeagueTeen TitansJustice League UnlimitedThe BatmanKrypto the SuperdogLegion of Super HeroesBatman: The Brave and the BoldYoung JusticeGreen Lantern: The Animated SeriesTeen Titans Go!Beware the BatmanDC Super Hero Girls

Animated films: Batman: Mask of the PhantasmBatman & Mr. Freeze: SubZeroThe Lego Batman MovieBatman: Return of the Caped CrusadersBatman vs. Two-Face

Hanna-Barbera
Animated series: What's New, Scooby-Doo?Tom and Jerry TalesShaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!Scooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedThe Tom and Jerry ShowBe Cool, Scooby-Doo!Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!

Direct-to-video film series: Scooby-Doo on Zombie IslandScooby-Doo! and the Witch's GhostTom and Jerry: The Magic RingTom and Jerry: Blast Off to MarsThe Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!

Other TV series
Detention¡Mucha Lucha!Xiaolin ShowdownCoconut Fred's Fruit Salad IslandBaby BluesRight Now KapowDorothy and the Wizard of OzBunniculaGreen Eggs and HamUnikitty!WayneheadOzzy & DrixMike Tyson Mysteries3 SouthMadJohnny TestFirehouse TalesThunderCatsThunderCats Roar
Other original films
Theatrical: Quest for CamelotThe Iron GiantOsmosis JonesThe Lego MovieStorksThe Lego Ninjago Movie

Direct-to-video: Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.!¡Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El MaléficoHappiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown

Films, distribution only
Gay Purr-eeThe Incredible Mr. LimpetTreasure IslandOliver TwistThe Nutcracker PrinceRover DangerfieldThumbelinaA Troll in Central ParkThe Pebble and the PenguinCats Don't DanceThe Fearless FourThe King and IThe Scarecrow
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