List of Lego films and TV series

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This is a list of films and TV series made by The Lego Group and/or based on Lego proper.[clarification needed]

History[edit]

Brickfilms, videos using Lego, have existed since the 1970s. Starting in 2003, Lego officially made their first film partnership to make films based on their toy property. They chose Bionicle as the property and they made a deal with Miramax to make a trilogy of Bionicle films. Over the years, after the trilogy ended, a new trilogy based on Bionicle was planned with Universal Pictures after the Miramax film contract ended and the first film in the new trilogy would be titled Bionicle: The Legend Reborn. But plans broke between Lego and Universal so they cancelled the fifth film in the series. But they continued on with a film titled Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers. The film received positive reviews from fans and critics and after the DVD release, a sequel was set to star Clutch as the hero again. A mini-sequel and a short film based on Clutch Powers were released and plans for a sequel are unknown.

In the summer of 2009, Lego made a deal with Warner Bros. to make a film based on their property. It would feature many themes and characters and it would be released as the first Lego film in the theaters. In 2011, Lego released Lego series on TV titled Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. Later, in 2012, the untitled Lego film was titled "Lego: The Piece of Resistance". Meanwhile, the Ninjago series received fame worldwide and was praised by many fans and critics for its storytelling and plot. The characters on the show had finally developed after the first season and a video game based on the show was released. The show would then be confirmed to exist in the same universe as "Lego Clutch Powers" as in one episode, Clutch Powers would be mentioned by Cole as one of the adventurers who discovered a mystical Snake tooth. He would then turn it into a trophy. This small easter egg would later be used by fans to speculate that the show and the movie take place in the same world.

Later in the year, Ninjago ended its second season still having positive feedback. A new show titled Legends of Chima would air in January 2013. The show was faster and more productive than Ninjago and it received mixed reviews. In the same year, the "Piece of Resistance" film would be renamed "The Lego Movie" by Warner Bros. and it was released in February 2014. The Lego Movie received universal acclaim from Lego fans and critics for its characters, plot, special effects and humor. Many actors from the Lego universe came to reprise their roles in the film. Due to the success of the film, a Ninjago film was announced to be released in 2017, and a "Lego Movie" sequel was announced to be released in 2018. In 2014, Mixels also debuted. In late 2015, Lego Nexo Knights was introduced, replacing Legends of Chima. On February 10, 2017, a spin-off film of The Lego Movie known as The Lego Batman Movie was released in theaters, only this time, the film's story centers around The Lego Movie character and DC Comics superhero, Batman, and his "adopted orphan son" and apprentice sidekick, Robin.

Feature films[edit]

Theatrical films[edit]

Year Title Production studio(s) Notes
2014 The Lego Movie Warner Animation Group Released
2017 The Lego Batman Movie[1][2][3] Released
The Lego Ninjago Movie[2][1][3] Post-production
2019 The Lego Movie Sequel[1][3] In development
The Billion Brick Race[4]

Direct-to-video[edit]

Year Title Production studio(s) Notes
2003 Bionicle: Mask of Light Creative Capers Entertainment
2004 Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui Prequel to Bionicle: Mask of Light
2005 Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows Sequel to Bionicle: Legends of Metru Nui
2009 Bionicle: The Legend Reborn Threshold Animation Studios
2010 Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers
Hero Factory: Rise of the Rookies Hero Factory TV series episodes re-edited
2011 Hero Factory: Savage Planet
2013 Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite TT Animation Based on the video game Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Warner Bros. Animation
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash[5]
Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout
2017 Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash[6]

Short films[edit]

Year Title Production studio(s) Notes
2001 Jack Stone Artworld UK Released on VHS
Monty Python & the Holy Grail in Lego Spite Your Face Productions Monty Python and the Holy Grail DVD release bonus feature
2005 Lego Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick Treehouse Animation Premiered on Cartoon Network
2008 Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick M2Film
2009 Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
2010 Lego Clutch Powers: Bad Hair Day Threshold Animation Studios Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers DVD release bonus feature
Lego Star Wars: Bombad Bounty M2Film Premiered on Cartoon Network
2011 Lego City: A Clutch Powers 4-D Adventure Threshold Animation Studios Shown in the Legoland theme parks
2016 The Master Warner Animation Group Shown in theaters with Storks

TV specials[edit]

Year Title Production studio(s) Notes
2010 Lego Atlantis: The Movie Threshold Animation Studios Premiered on Cartoon Network
2011 Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
2012 Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out Threshold Animation Studios
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Arc Productions Originally aired as five-part miniseries
2014 "Brick Like Me" Gracie Films/Film Roman/20th Century Fox The Simpsons TV series 550th episode
Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered Warner Bros. Animation Premiered on Cartoon Network[7]
2015 Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled! Arc Productions Premiered on Disney XD[8]
Lego Scooby-Doo: Knight Time Terror Warner Bros. Animation Premiered on Cartoon Network[9]
Lego Elves: Unite the Magic Ja Film
2016 Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape[10] YouTube TV

TV series[edit]

Original running Title Production studio(s) Notes
1987 Edward and Friends FilmFair
2015 Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales[11] Wil Film
2013—2014 Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles
2010—2014 Lego Hero Factory Threshold Animation Studios
2013—2014 Legends of Chima M2Film/Prime Focus/Wil Film Was set to replace Ninjago, but the two coexisted
2014—2016 Mixels Cartoon Network Studios Complete co-production with Cartoon Network; first 2D animated series
2016 Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One Volta First BIONICLE series; first series to be on Netflix
Ongoing
2011— Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Wil Film
2012— Lego Friends of Heartlake City M2Film
2015— Lego Nexo Knights M2 Entertainment Replaced Legends of Chima
2015— Lego Elves[12] Ja Film
2016— Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship[13]
2016— Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Disney XD First full-length LEGO Star Wars television series
Upcoming
TBA Unikitty![14] Warner Bros. Animation Based on The Lego Movie. Second 2D animated series after Mixels

By theme series[edit]

Bionicle series:

Clutch Powers series:

Lego Star Wars series:

Lego Friends series:

  • Friends: New Girl in Town (2012)
  • Friends: Stephanie's Surprise Party (2013)
  • Friends: Dolphin Cruise (2013)
  • Friends: Country Girls (2014)
  • Friends: Emma's Dilemma (2014)
  • Friends: Friends of the Jungle (2014)
  • Friends: Andrea's Big Moment (2015)

The Lego Movie series:

Lego Super Heroes series:

Lego Ninjago series:

Hero Factory series:

Lego Scooby-Doo series:

Lego The Simpsons series

Other series:

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Kit, Borys (October 10, 2014). "'Lego Batman' Spinoff Movie in the Works at Warner Bros. (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Kit, Borys (April 20, 2015). "'The Lego Batman Movie' Gets Release Date". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ Siegel, Tatiana; Kit, Borys (March 28, 2015). "New 'Lego' Spinoff Movie in the Works From Jason Segel, 'Iron Man 3' Writer (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-11. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  6. ^ Gerding, Stephen (May 18, 2017). "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Blowout Beach Bash". CBR.com. Retrieved May 20, 2017. 
  7. ^ "LEGO Batman learns to be a team player in 'Be-Leaguered'". USA Today. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ultron Crashes the Party in First 'LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!' Clip". Marvel. Retrieved November 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ Liu, Ed (November 21, 2015). "Cartoon Network Premieres for November 23: “Regular Show: The Movie,” “LEGO Scooby-Doo,” and More". ToonZone. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ Orange, B. Alan (September 27, 2016). "LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Escape Trailer: An All-New Animated Short". MovieWeb. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  11. ^ Kit, Borys (February 27, 2015). "'Star Wars' Saga Gets Lego Retelling on Disney XD (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (October 7, 2016). "Netflix Orders Six New Kids Series Including ‘LEGO Elves’ & Avi Arad’s ‘Super Monsters’". deadline.com. Retrieved October 6, 2016. 
  13. ^ Spangler, Todd (October 1, 2015). "Netflix Orders 7 Original Kids’ Series, Including Lego’s ‘Bionicle’ and DreamWorks’ ‘Croods’". Variety. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 10, 2017). "'Lego Movie's' Unikitty Gets Animated Series at Cartoon Network". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2017.