Special Report Lego Ninjago Season 7 Hands Of Time UK Premiere

Special Report Lego Ninjago Season 7 Hands Of Time UK Premiere

Special Report Lego Ninjago Season 7 Hands Of Time UK Premiere

Yesterday (01/04/2017), was the UK premiere screening of the seventh season of Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu at BAFTA Piccadilly in London. The first two episodes from season seven (also known as the Hands of Time story arc) were shown at the screening, followed by a Q&A session with Lego Ninjago’s creative director, Simon Lucas, presented by TV presenter Nigel Clarke.

Ninjago is the name of Lego’s successful range of ninja-themed toys of which the animated TV series is based on. Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu follows the adventures of six ninja: Kai, Cole, Jay, Zane, Lloyd and Nya. All six ninja are trained in the martial art of Spinjitzu, each having their own special element: Fire (Kai), Lightning (Jay), Ice (Zane), Earth (Cole), Energy (Lloyd) and Water (Nya).

Each season has different story arc (e.g: The Tournament of Elements, Possession and Skybound), season seven focuses on two new (technically old) villians, Acronix and Krux, the original Elemental Masters of Time. Krux has the ability go back in time and pause time, while his younger twin brother, Acronix can go forward in time and slow down time. Forty years ago, both Acronix and Krux were aware of their uniquely powerful abilities and decided to betray the Elemental Alliance and used their powers to control all of Ninjago. Special “Time Blades” had to be forged so Wu and Garmadon can battle the time twins, eventually the blades were used to absorb the twins’ time powers. As a result and knowing that the ability of controling time is very dangerous, both Master Wu and Master Garmadon decided to use the Time Blades to open a vortex, losing the time blades forever. However, both Acronix and Krux decide to go through the vortex themselves, which left the two lost in time, however Krux managed to teleport back to Ninjago and disguised himself for 40 years. In the first two episodes we see the ninja encounter and battle Acronix and the ninja learn more about him and his brother Krux. The Time Twins wish to revert Ninjago back to the past and undo history, will the ninja retrieve the Time Blades and stop them before it’s too late? In later episodes, we will also find out more about Kai and Nya’s backstory and their need to combine their fire and water elements.

After the screening of the first two episodes, there was a Q&A session combined with an on-screen presentation, this was an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about Ninjago. During the presentation, Simon Lucas talked about the concept art from the new season as well as the original prototype drawing from 2009 of which the whole show and toy range was based on. Simon also brought along some of the Lego models which were specially developed for the show for everyone at the screening to take a look at.

Lego Ninjago Concept Art
Ninjago In Development Concept Art From 2009
Lego Sets
Lego sets as featured on the show including Dawn of Iron Doom and the Samurai VXL vehicle.

Simon Lucas is based at Lego’s world headquarters in Billund, Denmark where he oversees the Ninjago toy range and the upcoming Ninjago movie coming to cinemas worldwide later this year, he also liaises with the animation studio Wil Film who animates the TV show. Some interesting facts about Lego were mentioned during the Q&A session including the different types of Lego bricks and the type of people who work at Lego, Lego employs model designers, architects and devoted Lego fans and there is to be believed to be a total of 100,000 unique Lego bricks (including every colour and variant). For Lego Ninjago, there are ten set designers and ten model designers, not everything is built in Lego beforehand for the TV series or released as official Lego sets but it’s very possible to recreate near enough everything, however for the upcoming movie, everything was built with Lego. The movie will focus on Lloyd and his evil father, Lord Garmadon, there will also be an epic showdown of ninja action. The movie is made by Cartoon Network’s sister company, Warner Bros. with animation made by Animal Logic, the same studio that animated The Lego Movie.

Season eight of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu is currently in development and The Lego Ninjago Movie will be released in cinemas across the UK in October.

Trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie:

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu season seven premieres on Cartoon Network UK tomorrow (03/04/2017) with new episodes airing weekdays at 4pm.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/show/ninjago

The Lego Batman Movie Cast And Crew Live Chat 22nd January

The Lego Batman Movie Cast And Crew Live Chat 22nd January

The Lego Batman Movie Cast And Crew Live Chat 22nd January

Tomorrow (22/01/2017), Lego will be hosting a live chat and Q&A session with the cast & crew of the upcoming Lego Batman Movie. The session will feature Lego Batman’s voice actor – Will Arnett, as well as director Chris McKay and movie producers Dan Lin, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. The Lego Batman Movie is produced by Cartoon Network’s sister company – Warner Bros. and is animated by Australian animation studio – Animal Logic. The movie will be released in cinemas in Denmark (Lego’s homeland) on Thursday 9th February, followed by the United States the next day on Friday 10th February.

The live event will be streamed on YouTube at 7.30pm GMT/2.30pm ET/11.30am PT tomorrow, people are able to ask questions on the event’s page on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/171874679962739/

https://www.youtube.com/user/LEGO/custom

Warner Bros Consumer Products At Licensing Expo 2016

Warner Bros Consumer Products At Licensing Expo 2016

Warner Bros Consumer Products At Licensing Expo 2016

Yesterday (21/06/2016), Warner Bros’ consumer products division made an announcement of its current and new TV shows and movies available to potential merchandise licencees at the 2016 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this week (21/06/2016 – 23/06/2016). New properties include DC Super Hero Girls, Mattel is the toy partner of this property and will launch a toy range in July. Another new property that has merchandising potential is the upcoming Justice League Action series as well as the new fully CGI Scooby-Doo movie – S.C.O.O.B, other upcoming movies include The Lego Ninjago Movie and The Lego Batman Movie. Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry remain to be cross-generational hot properties.

Extract From The Warner Bros Consumer Products Press Release

DC Super Hero Girls Makes Girl Power Global: Front and center at Licensing Expo will be the groundbreaking DC Super Hero Girls franchise, a fun, immersive world that encourages girls to play, watch, read and be inspired to discover their own Super Hero potential. Led by master toy partner Mattel, DC Super Hero Girls is supported with a global merchandising program that crosses multiple categories and rolls out worldwide in July.

DC TV Hit Programming: WBCP continues to bring fans innovative and collectible product lines featuring characters from DC’s portfolio of fan-favorites, including animated hits Justice League Action and Teen Titans, Go! from Warner Bros. Animation.

The LEGO Batman Movie: WBCP and The LEGO Group brings fans of all ages exciting merchandise for the eagerly awaited The LEGO Batman Movie, which takes fans on a new adventure with Batman as the Dark Knight embarks on a personal journey to find himself while learning the importance of teamwork in hopes to save Gotham City from The Joker and the Rogues Gallery.

The Ninjago Movie: Also from the world of LEGO comes The Ninjago Movie as WBCP and The LEGO Group continue their partnership to create cool and collectible product in driver categories to support the film. Inspired by the wildly popular LEGO line of toys, Ninjago is the story of six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, Ninjago.

WBCP’s animation franchise boasts perennial animated favorites, including Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry, which attract new fans every day. The beloved characters and properties continue to propel new trends and partnerships for WBCP and its globally renowned partners on board with high-profile programs and high-end collaborations. WBCP’s animation offerings also will have fans excited for the theatrical films from Warner Bros. Pictures and WAG Pictures, including S.C.O.O.B.

Scooby-Doo Hits The Big Screen: Everyone’s favorite canine hits the big screen as we’ve never seen him before in a fully CG film with Warner Bros. Pictures’ and WAG Pictures’ family-adventure S.C.O.O.B.

All New Classic Content: The Studio continues to offer fans all-new content, including three shows from Warner Bros. Animation – Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production, Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and The Tom and Jerry Show – all supported by WBCP and its top-tier licensees.

Located at Booth #N186, WBCP is one of the largest exhibitors at this year’s show.

http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2016/06/22/warner-bros-consumer-products-franchises-and-fan-favorite