So is the LEGO Movie Stop Motion or something else? This is the sort of question I get when people learn I do LEGO Stop Motion animation. And was the LEGO movie legos? Is another variant of this question. But the answer remains the same, No, No, and No!
Well at least most of the LEGO movie 😉
Is the LEGO Movie Stop Motion
You see although the LEGO Movie was designed to look like LEGO stop motion, there was a decision made to make it using CG (Computer Graphics) because the time it would take to create the whole movie using traditional LEGO Stop Motion Techniques was far beyond the time and budget allowed.
And given LEGO had already made moves into the CG animated world with versions of LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Friends, I’m guessing they thought this would also be an acceptable way to produce this EPIC LEGO Movie.
However, it’s the limitation of the characters movements and LEGO elements that makes this movie seem like real LEGO Stop Motion. In fact, you’ll also see references to real part numbers during the movie. Yes, Everything is Awesome!
But, not to disappoint us lovers of LEGO Stop-Motion, there are also some scenes shot using real LEGO and using Stop-Motion techniques.
Who made the LEGO Movie?
The LEGO Movie was made by the Warner Animation Group and surprisingly this wasn’t commissioned by the LEGO itself. And due to the sheer volume of work, it was made in several animation studios in Australia, United States, and Denmark.
But the distance between collaborators doesn’t appear to have impacted the global success of the LEGO Movie, as a number of awards soon followed after it’s release in February 2014.
How long did it take to make the LEGO Movie?
The LEGO Movie script was being written in August 2009, and eventual green-lit by the Studio in November 2011. So it was around 2 years in production, but if it was to be made with real LEGO, you could expect 2-3 times that figure.
How much money did the LEGO Movie make?
As with any movie the revenues made are usually ongoing, as there are
How many LEGO Movies are there?
At the time of writing this, there was only one LEGO Movie, but due to the success a few more LEGO Movies are to be released in 2017, including The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
And there is a LEGO Movie sequel in production which will be released in 2019.
Everything is Awesome!