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How ‘The Lego Movie’ Is Like A ‘Brick Movie': Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

24 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Writer/directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the brains behind the huge animated hit The Lego Movie, talk with Deadline’s Pete Hammond about their “iterative” creative process, finding spontaneity in the grind of making animated films, and capturing the Diy spirit of amateurs making “brick movies.” They were speaking at Deadline’s recent Oscar showcase, The Contenders.

The voice cast includes Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Berry, Alison Brie and David Burrows. Producers were Roy Lee and Dan Lin. The film, made for an estimated $60 million, grossed $468 million worldwide. Warner Bros. distributed the film in the United States.

Miller and Lord are now one of Hollywood’s hottest screenwriting/directing/producing duos after their successes with Lego (a sequel is on the way), the 21 Jump Street franchise and the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs franchise.

Did you see the movie? What did you think? Let us know.

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- David Bloom

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Lego Movie wins Children’s Bafta

24 November 2014 3:28 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Awards also included the youngest-ever winner of a Bafta.

The Lego Movie won Best Feature Film at the Bafta Children’s Awards in London last night (Nov 23).

The Warner Bros. film, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, beat competition from Disney’s Frozen and Maleficent as well as Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2.

However, Frozen took the top film prize in the Bafta Kids’ vote, based on more than 200,000 votes from children aged 7-14.

The ceremony, held at London’s Roundhouse, also saw nine-year-old Cherry Campbell become the youngest Bafta winner ever, winning Best Performer for her title role in kids drama series Katie Morag.

The show, about a feisty young girl who lives on a Scottish island with her family, also won the award for Best Drama.

Campbell was seven when she started making Katie Morag, based on the books of Mairi Hedderwick.

For the first time, Cartoon Network »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

24 November 2014 2:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch! »

- Leo Barraclough

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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

24 November 2014 2:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch! »

- Leo Barraclough

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Clone High’s Best Guest Stars

21 November 2014 6:01 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Though I still find it cruel that Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Bill Lawrence are always teasing us with a Clone High revival of some sort (Clone High: The Movie? Clone High: The College Years?), there’s no denying the pleasures of returning to the high school designed and administered by the Board of Shadowy Figures- or denying the impressive cast of guest stars Clone High managed to snag during its brief 13-episode run. Here are the best of the best: Michael J. Fox Most people don’t even notice Mjf’s cameo on Clone High, in the pilot episode “Escape to Beer Mountain: A Rope of Sand”  – he’s only got one line, and technically, he’s not even a character: he’s Ghandi’s remaining kidney! So how did he end up there? Simple: Bill Lawrence has a penchant for using actors on multiple shows (along with Spin City, »

- Randy Dankievitch

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Lego Batman movie to cover "every era of Batman filmmaking"

19 November 2014 10:27 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Miller and Phil Lord have been chatting about The Lego Batman Movie, which will see Will Arnett return as the Dark Knight...

The Warner Bros slate of Lego movies will see us getting Lego Ninjago in 2016, The Lego Batman Movie in 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wrote and directed this year's The Lego Movie, are involved with the last two, and in the case of The Lego Batman Movie, they're serving as producers, with Chris McKay directing.

The pair have been chatting about what to expect from the film, which will see Will Arnett back on voicing duties as Batman. "Rest assured", Phil Lord told Empire, "every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged".

"There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there", added Chris Miller. "There are 40 versions of his origin story alone »

- simonbrew

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Lego Batman Movie Will Pay Tribute to “Every Era of Batman Filmmaking”

19 November 2014 11:37 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Last month, Warner Bros. announced that they'll be developing a Lego Batman spinoff film, which is being directed by Chris McKay, who was the animation supervisor on The Lego Movie. There weren't really any details revealed for the film, but Will Arnett is set to reprise his role as the voice of the Dark Knight. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are also attached to produce the feature.

Miller recently talked to Empire Magazine, and he offered up a really cool piece of information that Batman fans are sure to love. He says,

"Rest assured that every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged. There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there. There are 40 versions of his origin story alone."

That's so awesome that they are looking to pay tribute to every era of Batman. There's no doubt that they are going »

- Joey Paur

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"Lego Batman" Film To Cover Every Era

19 November 2014 9:21 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Lego Movie" writing and directing duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller are attached to produce the upcoming "Batman"-themed spinoff and briefly spoke with Empire recently about their plans for it and the larger "Lego" film franchise.

First up, the pair claim that the new "Lego Batman" will acknowledge all the various screen iterations of the classic character:

"Rest assured that every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged. There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there. There are 40 versions of his origin story alone."

The pair also say that there are plans in place for a Lego Cinematic Universe, despite each of the upcoming films like "Ninjago," "Batman" and the main "Lego Movie" film series being tonally different:

Miller: "The thing is about these movies is that each of them have their own tone and their own voice. »

- Garth Franklin

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Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill crack up in '22 Jump Street' outtake

19 November 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It turns out you weren't the only one who couldn't stop laughing during "22 Jump Street." Star Jonah Hill also had a hard time keeping a straight face, as evidenced in a new outtake featured on the film's new DVD and Blu-ray. Co-star Rob Riggle's bug-eyed prisoner routine makes Hill giggle so hard that he can't even finish one sentence, much to the amusement of Channing Tatum and Dave Franco. The best part of the video is that it shows the action from four different angles simultaneously. It's like film school, only the dirty words are bleeped out. Watch it on MTV.com. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("The Lego Movie"), "22" also stars Ice CubePeter Stormare, Amber Stevens, Nick Offerman and Jillian Bell. The DVD and Blu-ray release also includes deleted and extended scenes, featurettes, audio commentary with Tatum, Hill, Lord and Miller, and "The Dramatic Interpretation »

- Dave Lewis

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Lego Batman Movie takes in "every era" of the superhero, say directors

19 November 2014 6:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The directors of The Lego Batman Movie have promised to acknowledge "every era" of the superhero's history.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have promised to take full advantage of the Dark Knight's rich history in their follow-up to The Lego Movie.

"Rest assured that every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged," said Miller.

"There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there. There are 40 versions of his origin story alone."

Lord and Miller - who directed The Lego Movie as well as 22 Jump Street - are producing the film.

Chris McKay will direct from Seth Grahame-Smith's script. Will Arnett will return as the voice of Batman.

The Lego Batman Movie will be released on February 10, 2017. Watch the stars of The Lego Movie discuss Batman below: »

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'Lego Batman Movie' Will Span Every Era of Batman Filmmaking

18 November 2014 3:59 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of The Lego Movie won't get the straight-up sequel The Lego Movie 2 until sometime in 2018, but they will get to explore more of this universe in two upcoming spin-offs, Ninjago in 2016 and The Lego Batman Movie in 2017. The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are serving as producers on these spin-offs, with the filmmakers teasing new details in an interview with Empire.

We reported last month that Will Arnett will reprise his voice role as Batman from this year's The Lego Movie for The Lego Batman Movie, which will be directed by Chris McKay. When asked about this Lego superhero spin-off, Chris Miller revealed they plan on honoring every film and TV version of Batman.

"Rest assured that every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged. There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there. There are 40 versions of his origin story alone. »

- MovieWeb

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DVD Review: '22 Jump Street'

18 November 2014 2:47 PM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆That 21 Jump Street (2012) - a cinematic reboot of a vaguely remembered, Johnny Depp-starring eighties TV crime show - was met with the amount of praise that it was is testament to directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. It cannily mixed their particularly madcap sense of humour with a wealth of successful ingredients, not least a knowing wink. Fresh off the back of their critically and financially adored animation spectacular The Lego Movie (2014), the duo return for 22 Jump Street (2014), which picks up exactly where the original film finished and goes bigger, brasher, and delivers a hilarious and entirely satisfying follow-up.

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- CineVue UK

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Phil Lord & Christopher Miller Say Lego Batman Spin-Off Will Acknowledge Every Era of Batman Filmmaking; Are Handling Lego Movies Like Avengers

18 November 2014 2:33 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I'll admit that I was a bit disappointed we were getting a Lego Batman spinoff before getting The Lego Movie 2, but leave it to Phil Lord & Christopher Miller to get me excited for it again.  The filmmaking duo are serving as producers on Lego Batman, and to their credit, they created a fun spin on the character in The Lego Movie.  Also, while "Everything Is Awesome" is the song that gets all the attention (only because it gets stuck in your head to the point where you want to die), "Untitled Self Portrait" is pretty damn funny. My main qualm with a Lego Batman movie was that we've already seen Batman so many times on screen, but it turns out that Lego Batman will be using the Dark Knight's past on-screen iterations to its advantage.  Hit the jump for more including how the upcoming Lego movies, including Ninjago, will tie together Avengers-style. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Lego Batman will acknowledge every era of Batman filmmaking

18 November 2014 12:02 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Many of you would agree that The Lego Movie was one of the best movies of the year and are just as excited as we are about the upcoming the Lego cinematic universe expansion. We are getting Lego Ninjago and The Lego Movie 2 eventually; but it’s The Lego Batman Movie spinoff that has me most excited. The Lego Movie writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who will be serving as producers on Lego Batman, recently revealed some details about upcoming movies and it's all »

- Graham McMorrow

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R2-D2 Was Almost a Main Character in The Lego Movie

18 November 2014 10:51 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I'm sure R2-D2 is going to once again play a pivotal role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he almost was one of the main characters in The Lego Movie. According to writer and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the droid was a key player in early drafts of the script.

In an interview with Yahoo, Miller said, “He was a Batman-level character.” As you know, Batman stole the show with his superhero awesomeness. Lord went on to say, “We figured we could get R2-D2 because his voice wasn’t a human being.”

For one reason or another, they weren't able to secure the rights to the character for the film. Miller explained that they wrote the movie without worrying about the rights of any of the characters. He said,

“A kid doesn’t have lawyers that won’t allow the toys to play together. Part of »

- Joey Paur

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The Lego Movie: why R2-D2 was cut out

17 November 2014 11:03 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Miller and Phil Lord confirm more female characters for The Lego Movie 2, as they reveal that R2-D2 got cut from the first film...

Still one of the very finest animated treats of 2014, The Lego Movie - complete with that song - has been on constant rewatch in many people's houses since it landed on DVD and Blu-ray. Furthermore, it's a good bet for Oscar nominations, in the animated film category and for, well, that aforementioned musical number too.

In an new interview with Yahoo, writers and directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord have revealed that in the galaxy of characters they were able to cram into The Lego Movie, there was a plan for at least one more: R2-D2. Miller confirmed that R2-D2 would have had a prominent role too, being a "Batman-level character" in the movie. So no shortage of screen time then. Phil Lord »

- simonbrew

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Star Wars' R2-D2 Almost Appeared In The Lego Movie

17 November 2014 7:19 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  One of the many highlights of Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie was when Han Solo, C-3Po and Lando Calrissian arrived in the Millennium Falcon, but another Star Wars character was supposed to appear in the film. Screenwriters/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller recently revealed that they wrote a major role for R2-D2 in their first draft, but they weren't able to obtain the rights to the character from Disney. “He was a Batman-level character,” Miller told Yahoo. That's saying quite a bit as Bruce Wayne/Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) had a lot of screen time in the film. He was a Master Builder and Wyldstyle's boyfriend that helped Emmet on his quest. Lord added, “We figured we could get R2-D2 because his voice wasn’t a human being.” When Miller and Lord began writing The Lego Movie script they weren't concerned about which characters where owned by which studios. »

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Which Character Was Originally a Part of The Lego Movie?

17 November 2014 12:54 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

There were a ton of big-named characters in “The Lego Movie.” You’ve got Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lanter, C-3Po, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and Gandalf, to name several. But there was one character who was almost a member of the cast but ended up landing on the cutting floor instead. Apparently, the makers of “The Lego Movie” wanted to round out their “Star Wars” character cameos with R2-D2. In fact, R2-D2 was going to be a main character. According to their interview with Yahoo! UK, writers/directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord originally intended for R2-D2 to be one of the core cast members. I mean, really important. Lord  [ Read More ]

The post Which Character Was Originally a Part of The Lego Movie? appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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Trivia: R2-D2 Almost Starred in ‘The Lego Movie’

17 November 2014 10:15 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Master Builders of The Lego Movie were an eclectic bunch. There were Batman and all of his fellow Justice Leaguers, Gandalf and Dubbledore (sorry, Dumbledore), Shaq, Abraham Lincoln, Michelangelo (the painter) and Michelangelo (the turtle). One that didn’t make it in, however, was R2-D2. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed they originally planned […]

The post Trivia: R2-D2 Almost Starred in ‘The Lego Movie’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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The Lego Batman Movie Will Acknowledge “Every Era Of Batman Filmmaking”

17 November 2014 9:46 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Lego Movie is one of the best films of the year, bursting with imagination and colorful characters, so you can understand our excitement to watch Warner Bros. expand that animated universe in the coming years. The studio certainly isn’t resting on its laurels with the property – by 2019, we’ll have seen Lego Ninjago, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Movie 2. Recently, during an Empire interview, The Lego Movie writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed some details about upcoming titles in Warner’s Lego-verse.

Specifically, Miller noted that The Lego Batman Movie will add to the Caped Crusader’s cinematic legacy by putting a Lego spin on all of the past big-screen incarnations of the character. That’s right – everything from the classic Adam West cartoon up through Christian Bale’s garbling-marbles take on the character is fair game for director Chris McKay and his scribe »

- Isaac Feldberg

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