News

Video Movie Review: The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017): The Lego Movie With Some Daddy Issues

  • Film-Book
The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Video Movie Review, a Warner Animation Group movie directed by Bob LoganCharlie Bean and Paul Fisher and starring Dave Franco as Lloyd, Justin Theroux as Garmadon, Jackie Chan as Master Wu, Olivia Munn as Koko and Fred Armisen as Cole. In this video review, I delve into Bob LoganCharlie Bean and Paul [...]

Continue reading: Video Movie Review: The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017): The Lego Movie With Some Daddy Issues
See full article at Film-Book »

‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Director Charlie Bean on Making His First Feature & ‘Tron: Uprising’

Directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan, The Lego Ninjago Movie is a hilariously funny and heartwarmingly sweet look at what happens when your dad is the evil warlord Garmadon (voiced by Justin Theroux), aka The Worst Guy Ever, and you’re just a teenager trying to get through high school as unscathed as possible. Master Builder Lloyd (voiced by Dave Franco), aka the Green Ninja, and his group of friends (voiced by Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson and Zach Woods) are secret ninja warriors who must do the impossible – fight to save Ninjago …
See full article at Collider.com »

'Ninjago' Review: Latest Lego Movie Is a 'Full House of Crass Commercialism'

'Ninjago' Review: Latest Lego Movie Is a 'Full House of Crass Commercialism'
It started as The Lego Ninjago Movie, now it's just Ninjago. Anyway you slice this animated free-for-all, it doesn't measure up to The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie. The story, based on a line of building sets that debuted in 2011, concerns high school students who have secret lives as ninjas. Why? They need to protect their hometown of Ninjago, a nation constructed from Lego blocks. It's cool to have them voiced by Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Peña and Zach Woods. But all the caffeinated action
See full article at Rolling Stone »

‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Producers Dan Lin & Chris McKay on Building a Lego Cinematic Universe

Directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan, The Lego Ninjago Movie is a hilariously funny and heartwarmingly sweet look at what happens when your dad is the evil warlord Garmadon (voiced by Justin Theroux), aka The Worst Guy Ever, and you’re just a teenager trying to get through high school as unscathed as possible. Master Builder Lloyd (voiced by Dave Franco), aka the Green Ninja, and his group of friends (voiced by Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson and Zach Woods) are secret ninja warriors who must do the impossible – fight to save Ninjago …
See full article at Collider.com »

We Talk Lego Ninjago Movie with Chan, Franco, Munn, Theroux and more!

  • JoBlo
You know where a great place to have a junket is? Well, if it’s The Lego Ninjago Movie, you can bet that it’s gonna be at Legoland, California. And frankly, everything was awesome. It also helps that the movie is so much fun. Directed by Charles Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan, this clever send up of all things ninjas and giant kittens will put a big old smile on your face. And then there is the cast! You have Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi... Read More...
See full article at JoBlo »

Dave Franco talks becoming a toy ninja in The Lego Ninjago Movie

  • Cineplex
Dave Franco talks becoming a toy ninja in The Lego Ninjago MovieDave Franco talks becoming a toy ninja in The Lego Ninjago MovieBob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine9/20/2017 10:00:00 Am

Dave Franco sits on a metal chair in a stripped-down Beverly Hills hotel room looking as happy as he can be. All that stuff you read about the actor’s infectious smile being the most winning in the business? Not fake news.

You won’t actually get to see that gregarious grin in Franco’s latest movie, however. In The Lego Ninjago Movie he merely provides the voice of animated brick boy Lloyd, a troubled teen who leads a squad of ninjas against the evil Garmadon who wants to destroy their ancient/modern/futuristic island city.

But even though you won’t get a gander at the 32-year-old star of Neighbors, 21 Jump Street and Now You See Me in the animated feature,
See full article at Cineplex »

Lego Ninjago Movie Gets Olivia Munn as Koko

Lego Ninjago Movie Gets Olivia Munn as Koko
The main cast has been put together for The Lego Ninjago Movie, a new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures' Lego franchise. The film will star Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Pe&#241a, Zach Woods and the legendary Jackie Chan. The Lego Ninjago Movie is slated to open nationwide on September 22, 2017.

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and Lego Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull
See full article at MovieWeb »

"Rango" Wins Big at Annie Awards! "Transformers," "Planet of the Apes" Receive Kudos! Check Out Complete List of Winners!

Jennifer Yuh Nelson's "Kung Fu Panda 2" dominated the Annie Awards nominations, but the International Animated Film Society decided to give its highest honor -- the Best Animated Feature award -- to Gore Verbinski's "Rango." Both films are from DreamWorks Animation and they still have to duke it out at the upcoming Oscars in the Best Animated Feature Film category.

Besides the Best Animated trophy, "Rango" also collected awards for Best Editing and Writing. But Nelson, the first woman to direct a feature film animation from a major Hollywood production company, won the Directing in a Feature Production award! Yay! (Check out my interview with Jennifer Yuh Nelson for "Kung Fu Panda 2" right here)

The Annie Awards winners were announced yesterday at the UCLA Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 39th Annual Annie Awards (to see winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies,
See full article at Manny the Movie Guy »

Rango, Bill Nighy, Jennifer Yuh Nelson: Annie Awards Animated Feature Winners

Gore Verbinski's Rango, voiced by Johnny Depp Production Categories Best Animated Feature A Cat in Paris Arrugas (Wrinkles) Arthur Christmas Cars 2 Chico & Rita Kung Fu Panda 2 Puss in Boots * Rango Rio The Adventures of Tintin Best Animated Special Production Adventure Time: Thank You Batman: Year One Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas * Kung Fu Panda: Secret of the Masters Prey 2 Star Tours Best Animated Short Subject * Adam and Dog I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat La Luna (Notes on) Biology Paths of Hate Sunday The Ballad of Nessie The Girl and the Fox Wild Life and Studio Gds Individual Achievement Categories Animated Effects in an Animated Production Can Yuksel, Puss In Boots Chase Cooper, Rango Dan Lund, Winnie The Pooh Dave Tidgewell, Kung Fu Panda 2 Eric Froemling, Cars 2 Jason Mayer, Kung Fu Panda 2 Joel Aron, Star Wars: The Clone Wars Jon Reisch,
See full article at Alt Film Guide »

Carlos Saldanha, Gary Oldman, Zach Galifianakis: Annie Award 2011 Nominations

Milou aka Snowy in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin Annie Award 2011 Nominations Pt.1: Rango, Rio, The Adventures Of Tintin Directing in a Feature Production Carlos SaldanhaRio” – Blue Sky Studios Chris MillerPuss In Boots” – DreamWorks Animation Don Hall & Stephen AndersonWinnie The Pooh” – Walt Disney Animation Studios Gore VerbinskiRango” – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present a Blind Wink/Gk Films Productions Jennifer Yuh NelsonKung Fu Panda 2” – DreamWorks Animation Kelly Asbury “Gnomeo & Juliet” – Touchstone Pictures Music in a Feature Production Henry JackmanPuss In Boots” – DreamWorks Animation John WilliamsThe Adventures of Tintin” – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall Mikael Mutti, Siedah Garrett, Carlinhos Brown, Sergio Mendes, John Powell, “Rio” – Blue Sky Studios Zooey Deschannel, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Henry Jackman, Robert LopezWinnie The Pooh” – Walt Disney Animation Studios Production Design in a Feature Production Harley JessupCars 2” – Pixar Animation Studios Paul Felix
See full article at Alt Film Guide »

39th Annual Annie Award Nominee's Announced

I'm a huge fan of animation, animated films are getting better and better. Not only is the look and animation getting ridiculously awesome, but I find that many of these animated films actually have incredibly good stories. Not all of them are good though, for example, Cars 2 and Rio sucked. It will be interesting to see who ends up taking home the awards this year. Out of the movies on the list that I've seen and liked we have Puss in Boots, Rango and Kung Fu Panda 2. I guess it's no surprises that Kung Fu Panda 2 is leading the nominations with 9. Check out the list and let us know what your favorite animated movies of the year are!

Production Categories

Best Animated Feature

A Cat in Paris – Folimage Arrugas (Wrinkles) - Perro Verde Films, S.L. Arthur Christmas – Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations Cars 2 – Pixar Animation
See full article at GeekTyrant »

"Kung Fu Panda 2" Tops Annie Award Nominations!

"Kung Fu Panda 2" dominated the nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards. Given by the International Animated Film Society, the DreamWorks Animation sequel received 12 nods including Best Animated Feature. "Puss in Boots" and "Rango" each took nine noms. Pixar's "Cars 2" received seven nominations, while Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" took eight nods but was oddly missing in the Best Animated Feature category.

Winners of the 2011 Annie Awards will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Here's the complete list of nominees of the 39th Annual Annie Awards:

Production Categories

Best Animated Feature

A Cat in Paris . Folimage

Arrugas (Wrinkles) - Perro Verde Films, S.L.

Arthur Christmas . Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations

Cars 2 . Pixar Animation Studios

Chico & Rita . Chico & Rita Distribution Limited

Kung Fu Panda 2 . DreamWorks Animation

Puss In Boots . DreamWorks Animation

Rango . Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/Gk Films Production

Rio . Blue Sky Studios

Tintin . Amblin Entertainment,
See full article at Manny the Movie Guy »

'Kung Fu Panda 2' Leads the 2011 Annie Award Nominations

I don't put much stock in the Annie Awards and neither does Disney after withdrawing from the International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood back in 2010. I have personally never found them to be a good judge of quality and as such don't pay them any particular attention, though I will pass along the information as they have announced their 2011 nominees with Dreamworks' Kung Fu Panda 2 leading the way with 12 nominations, followed by Puss in Boots and Rango each with nine. Of course, while Disney has withdrawn from the Annies that doesn't mean they aren't considered for the awards as Cars 2, Gnomeo and Juliet and Winnie the Pooh are among the nominees. Last year How to Train Your Dragon reigned supreme over Toy Story 3 and I wouldn't be surprised to see Kung Fu Panda 2 take home plenty of hardware, following in the footsteps of its predecessor, which beat out
See full article at Rope Of Silicon »

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed