|The Lego Movie|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Phil Lord|
|Based on||Lego Construction Toys|
|Music by||Mark Mothersbaugh|
|Box office||$468.1 million|
The Lego Movie is a 2014 computer-animated comedy film written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a story by Lord, Miller, and Dan and Kevin Hageman. Based on the Lego line of construction toys, its story focuses on an ordinary Lego minifigure who finds himself helping a resistance stop a tyrannical businessman from gluing everything in the Lego world into his vision of perfection. Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman provide their voices for the film's main characters. The film was dedicated to Kathleen Fleming, the former director of entertainment development of the Lego company, following her death in Cancún, Mexico, in April 2013.
The first film produced by the Warner Animation Group, The Lego Movie was released on February 7, 2014 by Warner Bros. Pictures. It became a critical and commercial success, grossing $468 million worldwide against its $60 million budget, and received praise for its animation, acting, story, and humor. 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 and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "Everything Is Awesome".
The film has since expanded into a major franchise which ties into the Lego brand, with the sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part released in 2019. The spin-off films The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie were both released in 2017, while a 4D film based on the film itself, entitled The Lego Movie: 4D – A New Adventure, was released to Legoland parks across the world after its premiere at Legoland Florida in 2016. A 2-D animated TV series, featuring the character Unikitty, first aired on Cartoon Network in 2017.
"Lego," the first film to go out as a Warner Animation Group title, has overperformed with $457 million worldwide and set a sequel for release on May 26, 2017.
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