The Lego Ninjago Movie Now In Cinemas In The United States
This Friday (22/09/2017) was the U.S. premiere of The Lego Ninjago Movie which is based on Cartoon Network’s Lego Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitzu 3D CGI animated series and the Lego toy range of the same name. Ninjago is a city under constant threat by Lord Garmadon (voiced by Justin Theroux), who happens to be the father of a young ninja named Lloyd (played by Dave Franco) and the husband of Koko, Lloyd’s mom (voiced by Olivia Munn).
Lloyd is under emotional stress because the citizens of Ninjago hate him due to his connection to his evil father, but Lloyd is a force for good and is a secretly a ninja with his friends Kai (Michael Peña), Jay (Kumail Nanjiani), Nya (Abbi Jacobson), Cole (Fred Armisen) and Zane (Zach Woods). Lloyd and his ninja friends eventually confronts his father in an epic showdown. Famous martial artist and actor, Jackie Chan stars as Master Wu in the movie, the mentor and master of the six ninja.
The Lego Ninjago Movie is the third movie in “The Lego Movie” franchise, following The Lego Batman Movie which was released in cinemas in various countries between January and March this year. The movie is also produced by the same team and consists of Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller and is made by Warner Animation Group with Australian animation studio – Animal Logic.
A video game based on the movie made by TT Games has been released alongside the U.S. theatrical release and is now available to buy and download for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Lego construction toy sets based on the movie are now available in toy stores. In the UK, The Lego Ninjago Movie will be released in cinemas on Friday 13th October.
Trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie:
Trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie: The Video Game:
Cartoon Network UK Lego Dimensions The Powerpuff Girls And Teen Titans Go! Competition
Cartoon Network UK is currently running a competition to promote the brand new Lego Dimensions packs based on Cartoon Network’s very own The Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans Go!. Lego Dimensions is an interactive “toys-to-life” video game, themed Lego mini-figures can be used to unlock new characters, new stories and new worlds in the game. The Powerpuff Girls Team and Fun packs unlock Townsville and the Powerpuff Girls as playable characters and the Teen Titans Go! packs unlock Jump City and the Teen Titans as playable characters.
The first place winner will not only win all four Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls Team and Fun packs but also the Lego Dimensions starter pack (XBOX One version) and a XBOX One S. Three runner-ups will win all four Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls Team and Fun packs. To enter the competition, visit the competition page at Cartoon Network UK’s Planet Play microsite – http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/planetplay and solve the picture sliding puzzle featuring Starfire from Teen Titans Go!.
Competition closes Saturday 30th September, all entrants under the age of 16 must have permission from a parent or guardian, open to UK and Ireland residents only. Terms and conditions can be accessed via the link on the competition submission form.
Ben 10 Game To Be Released For Consoles And PC In November
Today (12/09/2017), London, UK based video games publisher Outright Games has announced that its brand new console and PC game based on Cartoon Network’s action animation show – Ben 10 will be released in the United States on 14th November 2017 with a European release four days earlier on 10th November. The new game will be released for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, XBOX One and PC (Steam) platforms. A brand new game based on Adventure Time will also be released in early 2018.
In the new Ben 10 game, the player will immerse themselves in a new amazing adventure and engage in combat with the villains from the popular animated show. In the game, players will be able to discover and unlock the ten alien transformations of the Omnitrix, which will be utilised by Ben Tennyson to save the galaxy. Outright Games has signed a distribution deal with U&I Entertainment to distribute the new game for the U.S. market and with Namco Bandai to distribute the game for the European market. News about the two new games were first announced earlier this summer. Both U&I and Namco Bandai will also distribute the new Adventure Time game next year in the U.S. and Europe respectively.
While commenting on the new US distribution deal for the new Ben 10 game, Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games said:
“We’re very pleased to announce our distribution agreement with U&I Entertainment, LLC. Our aim is to bring high quality, family-friendly video games to families around the world, and U&I Entertainment is the perfect partner for us in the U.S. for the exciting 2017-2018 period.”
While commenting on the new European distribution deal for the new Ben 10 game, Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games said:
“We’re very pleased to announce our distribution agreement with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. Our aim is to bring high quality, family friendly video games to families around the world, and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe – with its focus on Dreams, Fun and Inspiration for everyone – is the perfect partner for us in Europe for the exciting 2017-2018 period.”
Shane Dodson from U&I Entertainment also added:
“We are delighted to partner with Outright Games for the distribution of their titles in the coming year. “Working on leading kid’s titles alongside Outright Games and adding global franchises like Ben 10 and Adventure Time to our roster is very exciting and we look forward to getting these games into consumers hands here in the U.S.”
Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe also added:
“We are excited to start a long term strategic partnership with Outright Games. We share the same passion and vision of family entertainment and a desire to bring content for kids and family. The current generation is lacking of content for this specific audience, especially in the EMEA market. It’s time to fill this gap by creating high quality content thanks to a new partnership with this talented and experienced team on kids entertainment.”
Game details from the Outright Games website: It’s Hero Time!
Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max once again have their cross-country road trip in the Rust Bucket cut short by super villains and their evil, world-threatening plans. As Ben Tennyson, it’s up to you to save the world. Take on some of Ben’s most infamous enemies, including Zombozo, Queen Bee, and the Weatherheads. Unlock and transform into all ten of Ben’s incredible alien forms. Use each alien’s powerful combat moves to lay the beat-down on enemies with devastating combos, and solve puzzles with each alien’s unique abilities as you unravel exciting new stories in three all-new playable episodes.
– Star as Ben 10 in three exciting new episodes – Unravel an exciting new story, packed with humour and action – Unlock and transform into 10 incredible alien creatures with unique abilities – Save the day with explosive combat and fun puzzle-solving – Meet your favourite characters and explore diverse locations