The Lego Batman Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film produced by the Warner Animation Group and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed by Chris McKay, and written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington, and produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Based on the Lego Batman toy line, the film is an international co-production of the United States, Australia and Denmark, and the first spin-off installment of The Lego Movie franchise. The story centers on the DC Comics character Batman as he attempts to overcome his greatest fear in order to stop the Joker's latest plan. The film features Will Arnett reprising his role as Batman from The Lego Movie alongside Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes.
The Lego Batman Movie had its world premiere in Dublin, Ireland on January 29, 2017, and was released in the United States on February 10, 2017. Internationally, the film was released in 3D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, IMAX and IMAX 3D. The film received positive reviews with critics praising its animation, voice acting, soundtrack, visual style and humor and was also commercially successful, having grossed $312 million worldwide against a budget of $80 million. A sequel is in development.
|The Lego Batman Movie|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Chris McKay|
|Story by||Seth Grahame-Smith|
|Music by||Lorne Balfe|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Box office||$312 million|
Within the DC superhero dimension in the Lego Universe, Batman continues to protect Gotham City and fight crime. During his latest mission to stop the Joker from destroying the city, he hurts his feelings by telling him he is not as important in his life as he thinks he is, leading Joker to seek the ultimate revenge on him. The following day, Batman's alter ego Bruce Wayne attends the city's winter gala which is celebrating both the retirement of Commissioner Gordon and the ascension of his daughter Barbara as the city's new police commissioner, only to be infuriated by Barbara's plans to restructure the police to function without the need of Batman. Without warning, Joker crashes the party with the city's other villains, all of whom surrender with the exception of Harley Quinn who disappears during the confusion.
Suspecting his arch-rival is up to something, Batman plots to steal Superman's Phantom Zone Projector, a device that can banish anyone to the Phantom Zone which houses some of the most dangerous villains in the Lego multiverse. Just as he plans his heist of the device, Alfred intervenes and advises him to take care of Dick Grayson whom Bruce unwittingly adopted as his ward during the gala. Reluctantly agreeing to do so, Batman fosters Dick as Robin, whereupon the pair successfully recover the Projector from the Fortress of Solitude and break into Arkham Asylum to send Joker to the Phantom Zone. Suspecting that the Joker wanted to be sent there, Barbara locks up Batman and Robin for their reckless actions.
While the Projector is being seized as evidence, Harley steals it back as part of Joker's plan and frees him, allowing him to return to Gotham with all the villains he had recruited in the Phantom Zone, including King Kong, the Gremlins, the Wicked Witch of the West and her Flying Monkeys, a Tyrannosaurus rex and a Velociraptor (presumably from Jurassic Park), Lord Voldemort, Sauron, the Jaws shark, the Daleks, Lord Vampyre, The Evil Mummy, Swamp Creature, Medusa, Agent Smith and his clones, Skeleton Warriors, General Zod and the Kraken. Realizing that the city does need him, Barbara releases Batman and Robin and teams up with them and Alfred to stop the Joker. Although Batman finds himself able to trust and rely on his new team upon reaching Wayne Island, he chooses to send them away rather than losing them like his parents. Upon facing him alone, Joker believes that Batman is incapable of change and zaps him to the Phantom Zone before stealing the Batcave's stash of confiscated bombs. Arriving in the Phantom Zone, Batman witnesses the harm his selfishness has caused to everyone and slowly accepts his greatest fear. Making a deal with the Zone's gatekeeper Phyllis, a talking Lego brick, to be allowed back to Gotham in order to retrieve the Zone's escaped prisoners, Batman arrives in time to save his teammates, apologizing to them for his actions, and requesting their help to stop Joker.
Realizing that Joker plans to use the explosives he took to destroy the city's Energy Facility, thus causing the city to come apart and be destroyed, Batman turns Barbara into Batgirl, before he, his team, and Gotham City's other villains, who felt neglected by Joker, manage to successfully send the escaped villains back to the Phantom Zone. However, the group fail to stop Joker's bombs going off as the explosion begins to tear the city apart at the plates beneath it. Knowing this was his fault, Batman reluctantly convinces Joker that he is the true reason for being the hero he is before they, their friends and allies, and the city's inhabitants, chain-link themselves together and pull the plates back together, saving the city.
With the city saved, Batman prepares to be taken back into the Phantom Zone to fulfill his bargain only to be rejected by Phyllis who chooses to let him remain after seeing how much he had changed in order to save everyone. Afterwards, Batman allows Joker and the rest of his rogues to temporarily escape with the confidence that whenever they return, they will be no match for Batman and his family.
Following the success of The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. gave the green light to further multiple Lego films being produced including The Lego Batman Movie; Chris McKay, who co-directed The Lego Movie, was brought on board to direct the film marking this as his solo directorial debut. In an interview about his work on the film, McKay stated that working on the film was "a very mixed blessing" owing partly to the film's hectic time schedule for its production, remarking that the two and half years allocated to the film made it difficult to fit in everything that he wanted for the movie, considering his earlier work on The Lego Movie. His work on The Lego Batman Movie was influenced by the comedy portrayed in both The Naked Gun and Airplane! film series, with his pitch for the film to the studios being described as like "Jerry Maguire as directed by Michael Mann". His proposal to combine all the Batman eras featured in the comic book series and various media formats, including movies and comic series, despite a couple of issues—the total inconsistency inherent to such a task, and Lego rejecting some of the characters he proposed to include in the film—was based on his desire of how to portray Robin within the film's setting. In an interview regarding his version of the superhero duo, McKay stated:
"I was thinking that we were basically taking the Burt Ward Robin and sticking him in the Batmobile with the Zack Snyder/Ben Affleck Batman, or the Frank Miller Batman. And putting these two different energies together. Somebody who’s like the grumpiest, dark grittiest, broodiest Batman with the most positive, indefatigable kid."
Prior to the release of The Lego Movie 2, Chris Miller stated that all of the Lego movies are based on the imagination of a child character, with The Lego Movie events happening in young Finn's mind. Miller affirmed that The Lego Batman Movie was also from the imagination of Finn, though the character did not appear within the film.
As part of its production, the movie was designed to make numerous references to previous Batman movies, cartoons and comics. In a scene where Alfred quotes Batman's previous movies, he mentions: the 1940s Batman serials; the films Batman (1966), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Suicide Squad (2016); the television shows Batman (1960s), Batman: The Animated Series (1990s), Batman Beyond (2000s) and The Batman (2000s); and the comics Detective Comics #27 (Batman's introductory story), The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Gotham by Gaslight (1989). Other references include previous costumes worn by Batman and Robin and the various Batmobiles used. In most cases, their appearances in the movie are done in a Lego style, with the exception being footage from a live-action shot of Adam West's depiction of Batman in the 1960s Batman series and a picture of Batman's suit from Batman and Robin. Climactic events from past Batman films involving the Joker have been mentioned, including "that time with the parade and the Prince music" (1989's Batman) and "the two boats" (The Dark Knight).
Alongside Joker, the main antagonist of the film's story, and Superman, who features heavily and has notable links to the Christopher Reeve films Superman (1978) and its sequel Superman II (1980), many other DC characters, both villains associated with Batman and other DC superheroes, feature in the film. The film's villains who have been featured in Batman comics, films and cartoons include: Man-Bat; Captain Boomerang; Egghead; Crazy Quilt; Eraser; Polka-Dot Man; Mime; Tarantula; King Tut from the 1960s series; Killer Moth; March Harriet; Zodiac Master; the Mutant Leader from The Dark Knight Returns; Doctor Phosphorus; Magpie; Calculator; Hugo Strange; an unidentified version of Red Hood; the Kabuki Twins from The Batman; Orca; Gentleman Ghost; Clock King; Calendar Man; Kite Man; Catman; Zebra-Man; and a variation of Condiment King from Batman: The Animated Series. The other DC heroes who feature, both from the Justice League and Super Friends, include: Wonder Woman; Aquaman; Cyborg; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Hawkman; Hawkgirl; Martian Manhunter; Apache Chief; Black Vulcan; El Dorado; Samurai; Wonder Dog; the Wonder Twins and Gleek. Although not part of the DC franchise, Iron Man from Marvel Comics is referenced in the film as part of a small joke about Batman's password for entering the Batcave in reference to the famous rivalry between DC and Marvel.
The film also features characters from other notable franchises and film series with them following the same narrative of The Lego Movie in that they came from worlds that co-exist alongside others of the Lego Universe, which are made up of Lego playsets of the various media franchises. These additional characters include: Medusa from Lego Minifigures; the Swamp Creature, Evil Mummy, and Lord Vampyre from Lego Monster Fighters; King Kong; the Daleks from Doctor Who; the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz; the Kraken from Clash of the Titans; Agent Smith and his clones from The Matrix; the great white shark Bruce from Jaws; Voldemort from Harry Potter; Sauron from The Lord of the Rings; the Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptors from Jurassic Park; The Skeleton Warriors from Jason and the Argonauts and the Gremlins. The way in which the Gremlins attack a plane references The Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet".
The film also includes Batman watching the scene from Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise says "You complete me"; this line had previously been quoted by The Joker in The Dark Knight. In the scene where Batman discusses possible team names he mentions "Fox Force Five," which is the name of a failed television pilot mentioned in Pulp Fiction. The film's use of Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" is a nod to the romantic comedy Never Been Kissed. The film's other references include Gleaming the Cube and Gymkata.
The casting of Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face references the 1989 Batman movie, in which Williams played District Attorney Harvey Dent, before his transition to Two-Face.
|The Lego Batman Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by |
Lorne Balfe, various artists
|Released||February 3, 2017|
Trackdown Studios (Sydney)
|Genre||Film soundtrack, film score|
|Lorne Balfe chronology|
The film's original score was composed by Lorne Balfe and features Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith. This makes the film the first in the franchise to replace Mark Mothersbaugh as composer. The soundtrack was released on February 3, 2017, on CD and for digital download, while the vinyl version was released on May 19, 2017.
|1.||"Who's the (Bat) Man"||Patrick Stump||3:04|
|3.||"(I Just) Died in Your Arms"||Cutting Crew||4:36|
|6.||"Heroes (We Could Be)" (Hard Rock Sofa and Skidka Remix)||Alesso feat. Tove Lo||6:35|
|7.||"Man in the Mirror"||Alex Aiono||3:48|
|8.||"Friends Are Family"||Oh, Hush! feat. Will Arnett and Jeff Lewis||2:25|
|9.||"I Found You"||Fraser Murray||3:34|
|11.||"Man in the Mirror"||Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine||1:49|
|12.||"Everything Is Awesome"||Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine||2:03|
|2.||"Your Greatest Enemy"||Lorne Balfe||2:42|
|3.||"The Arrival of Robin"||Lorne Balfe||2:52|
|4.||"Joker Crashes the Party"||Lorne Balfe||1:33|
|5.||"No Seat Belts Required"||Lorne Balfe||2:18|
|6.||"To Cage the Joker"||Lorne Balfe||1:59|
|7.||"The Phantom Zone"||Lorne Balfe||3:37|
|8.||"Open for Business"||Lorne Balfe||1:09|
|9.||"Chaos in Gotham"||Lorne Balfe||3:20|
|10.||"Lava Attack"||Lorne Balfe||7:40|
|11.||"For Your Own Good"||Lorne Balfe||1:45|
|12.||"Joker Manor"||Lorne Balfe||2:29|
|13.||"Batman's in the Zone"||Lorne Balfe||4:40|
|14.||"The Babs Signal"||Lorne Balfe||2:25|
|15.||"Battle Royale"||Lorne Balfe||4:54|
|16.||"A Long Farewell"||Lorne Balfe||2:49|
The film's world premiere was conducted in Dublin, Ireland on January 29, 2017, whereupon it went into general release from February 8; it was released in Denmark on February 9, and in the United States the day after. Its overall release saw movie theatres displaying the film in 3D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX, though the latter format was restricted to 2D for North America, while international countries were able to view it in IMAX 3D.
The first teaser trailer for The Lego Batman Movie was released on March 24, 2016, and features the song "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa. It was attached to showings of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in theatres. A second teaser trailer was released on March 28, 2016, and features references to all live-action iterations of Batman, from the 1960s Batman TV series to Batman v Superman. A third trailer was released on July 23, 2016. A fourth trailer was released on November 4, 2016. Over twenty Lego sets inspired by scenes from the film were released for the film including two sets of Collectible Minifigures. A Story Pack for the toys-to-life video game Lego Dimensions based on The Lego Batman Movie was released on February 10, 2017, alongside the film. The pack adds a six-level story campaign adapting the events of the film, and includes playable figures of Robin and Batgirl, a driveable Batwing, and a constructible gateway model based on the Batcomputer. A Fun Pack including Excalibur Batman and his Bionic Steed was also released the same day.
On January 14, 2017, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chevrolet unveiled a life-sized Lego Batmobile inspired by the design featured in the film, constructed from around 350,000 Lego pieces. As a related promotion, a Bat-Signal (alternating between Batman's emblem and the Chevrolet logo) was projected on the Renaissance Center over the weekend, and Chevrolet released a new television commercial tying into the film, featuring the Batmobile as a crossover with its ongoing "Real People, Not Actors" campaign.
Warner Bros. released several promotional tie-ins on the week of the movie's release. LEGO billboard versions of several TV shows were shown outside of the studio lot, that took 300 hours to make out of 10,000 bricks. The Big Bang Theory included a LEGO version of the opening sequence in the episode "The Locomotion Reverberation" that first aired on CBS. In addition, the network aired two LEGO commercials featuring Batman and the cast.
The CW featured LEGO end cards for Supergirl, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow, respectively, on the week of the movie's release. All four DC shows also include a special variant of the Berlanti Productions logo that featured Batman's cameo and a new recording from Greg Berlanti's real-life father who says "Batman move your head" instead of the usual "Greg move your head". In addition, the network aired two commercials where Batman interacts with the characters from each show.
The LEGO Batman Movie was released on Digital HD on May 19, 2017. The release included the theatrical short film The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short, as well as four new short films: Dark Hoser, Batman is Just Not That Into You, Cooking with Alfred and Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?. The LEGO Batman Movie was released on DVD, Blu-ray (2D and 3D), and Ultra HD Blu-ray by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on June 13, 2017. The film debuted at No. 3 on the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart.
The LEGO Batman Movie grossed $175.8 million in the United States and Canada and $136.2 million in other territories for a worldwide gross of $312 million, against a production budget of $80 million.
In the United States and Canada, The LEGO Batman Movie opened alongside two other sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2, and was projected to gross around $60 million in its opening weekend. It earned $2.2 million from Thursday-night previews and $15 million on Friday. It went on to open with $53 million, finishing first at the box office. In its second weekend, the film grossed $32.7 million (a drop of 38.4%), again topping the box office; with the additional President's Day holiday on Monday, it made a total of $42.7 million for the weekend. In its third weekend of release, the film dropped to second at the box office, behind newcomer Get Out, grossing $19.2 million (a drop of 41.2%).
Outside North America the film was simultaneously released in 61 countries, and was expected to gross around $40 million over its first three days. It ended up grossing $37 million in its opening weekend, including $9.3 million in the United Kingdom, $2.6 million in Mexico, $2.3 million in Germany and $2.2 million in Russia.
On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 90% based on 294 reviews, with an average rating of 7.54/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "The Lego Batman Movie continues its block-buster franchise's winning streak with another round of dizzyingly funny—and beautifully animated—family-friendly mayhem." It was ranked the 14th best superhero movie of all time on the site. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 75 out of 100, based on 48 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale.
Mike Ryan of Uproxx gave the film a positive review, praising its comedy, and saying: "The LEGO Batman Movie isn’t the same experience as watching The LEGO Movie, but I also don’t think it's trying to be. It’s trying to be a fun superhero movie with clever callbacks to previous Batman films (every single Batman movie all the way back to the 1940s serials are referenced) that can, at least, provide DC superhero fans with a taste of fun amidst all the doom and gloom. (That can either be a reference to 'the real world' or the current DC Cinematic Universe films, you can choose either one you want or both.) And at that, The LEGO Batman Movie succeeds." Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a "B+" and wrote, "LEGO Batman revs so fast and moves so frenetically that it becomes a little exhausting by the end. It flirts with being too much of a good thing. But rarely has corporate brainwashing been so much fun and gone down with such a delightful aftertaste." Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times was positive in his review, saying, "In its best moments, this gag-a-minute Bat-roast serves as a reminder that, in the right hands, a sharp comic scalpel can be an instrument of revelation as well as ridicule." Michael O'Sullivan of The Washington Post praised the film for its heart, humor, and action which, "snap together, with a satisfying click."
|List of Accolades|
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipient(s)||Result||Ref.|
|AACTA Awards||December 6, 2017||Best Sound||Gregg Landaker, Rick Lisle, Wayne Pashley, Fabian Sanjurgo and Michael Semanick||Nominated|||
|Best Visual Effects or Animation||Rob Coleman, Damien Gray, Miles Green, Amber Naismith and Craig Welsh|
|Annie Awards||February 3, 2018||Directing in a Feature Production||Chris McKay|||
|Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production||Zach Galifianakis|
|Editorial in an Animated Feature Production||David Burrows, Matt Villa and John Venzon|
|American Cinema Editors||January 26, 2018||Best Edited Animated Feature Film|||
|Art Directors Guild||January 27, 2018||Excellence in Production Design for an Animated Film||Grant Freckelton|||
|Cinema Audio Society Awards||February 24, 2018||Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture – Animated||Jason Oliver, Michael Semanick, Gregg Landaker, Wayne Pashley, Stephen Lipson and Lisa Simpson|||
|Critics' Choice Movie Awards||January 11, 2018||Best Animated Film||Chris McKay|||
|Detroit Film Critics Society||December 7, 2017||Best Animated Film||The LEGO Batman Movie||Won|||
|Empire Awards||March 18, 2018||Best Animated Film||Nominated|||
|Florida Film Critics Circle||December 23, 2017||Best Animated Film|||
|Georgia Film Critics Association||January 12, 2018||Best Animated Film|||
|Golden Tomato Awards||January 3, 2018||Best Animated Film||2nd Place|||
|Golden Trailer Awards||June 6, 2017||Best Animation/Family||Won|||
|Most Original Trailer||Nominated|
|Golden Reel Awards||February 18, 2018||Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation||Wayne Pashley, Rick Lisle, Fabian Sanjurjo, Andrew Miller, Mario Gabrieli, Jared Dwyer, Emma Mitchell, Nigel Christensen, Terry Rodman, Christopher S. Aud, F. Hudson Miller, Beth Bezzina, Sonal Joshi, Derryn Pasquill, Linda Yeaney, John Simpson and Will Kaplan|||
|Hollywood Music in Media Awards||November 16, 2017||Best Original Score - Animated Film||Lorne Balfe|||
|Houston Film Critics Society||January 6, 2018||Best Animated Film||The LEGO Batman Movie|||
|Heartland Film Festival||October 22, 2017||Truly Moving Picture Award||Chris McKay||Won|||
|IGN Awards||December 19, 2017||Best Animated Movie||The LEGO Batman Movie||Runner-up|||
|Kids' Choice Awards||March 24, 2018||Favorite Animated Film||Nominated|||
|Movieguide Awards||March 2018||Best Movie for Families|||
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||May 7, 2017||Best Comedic Performance||Will Arnett|||
|Online Film Critics Society||December 28, 2017||Best Animated Film||The LEGO Batman Movie|||
|Producers Guild of America Award||January 20, 2018||Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Picture||Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller|||
|Satellite Awards||February 10, 2018||Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature||The LEGO Batman Movie|||
|St. Louis Film Critics Association||December 17, 2017||Best Animated Feature||Chris McKay|||
|Teen Choice Awards||August 13, 2017||Choice Movie Actor: Comedy||Will Arnett|||
|Visual Effects Society||February 13, 2018||Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature||Rob Coleman, Amber Naismith, Grant Freckelton and Damien Gray|||
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||December 8, 2017||Best Animated Feature||The LEGO Batman Movie|||
|Best Animated Voice Performance||Will Arnett|
On December 5, 2018, McKay announced a sequel to the film is in the works at Warner Bros., with himself returning to direct once again.
after releasing a new trailer on Nov. 4.
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In 2008, Agent Smith was selected by Empire Magazine as the 84th Greatest Movie Character of All Time. In 2013, Weaving reprised the role for a General Electric advertisement.Batcomputer
The Batcomputer is the fictional computer system used by comic book superhero Batman. It is located in the Batcave.Batman (film)
Batman, in films, may refer to:
Batman (1966 film): directed by Leslie H. Martinson; starring Adam West, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith
Batman (1989 film): directed by Tim Burton; starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Jack Palance
Batman Returns (1992): directed by Tim Burton; starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken
Batman Forever (1995): directed by Joel Schumacher; starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell
Batman & Robin (1997): directed by Joel Schumacher; starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone
Batman Begins (2005): directed by Christopher Nolan; starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Rutger Hauer, Morgan Freeman
The Dark Knight (2008): directed by Christopher Nolan; starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman
The Dark Knight Rises (2012): directed by Christopher Nolan; starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016): directed by Zack Snyder; starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill
The Lego Batman Movie (2017): directed by Chris McKay; starring the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph FiennesChris McKay
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Grant Freckelton is a visual effects artist, art director and production designer who is most known for his work on Moulin Rouge! (2001), 300 (2006) and The Matrix Reloaded (2003). He also worked as the art director on Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and production designer on The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie.Kate Micucci
Kate Micucci ( mi-KOO-chee; born March 31, 1980) is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, singer, songwriter, and artist, who is half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Some of her well-known roles include Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs, Shelley in Raising Hope, Lucy in The Big Bang Theory, Sadie in Steven Universe, Sara Murphy in Milo Murphy's Law, Daisy in Nature Cat, Clayface in The Lego Batman Movie, Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo, Webby Vanderquack in DuckTales, and Dr. Fox in Unikitty!.Lego Batman
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Minifigures is a 2010 Lego theme based on a set of collectible Lego minifigures. Each figure is an original character with new clothing and facial designs, and most contain previously unseen accessories. Each series usually contain 16 different minifigures, however some series contain as few as 9 minifigures, while others contain up to 22.List of The Lego Movie characters
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The following is a list of all the feature films WAG has released with the nominations and awards they received.List of Warner Animation Group films
This is a list of films produced by the Warner Animation Group, an American CGI film production company based in Burbank, California, United States. As of 2019, Warner Animation Group has released 6 feature films, which were all released under the Warner Bros. Pictures banner. The company produced its first feature-length film, The Lego Movie, in 2014. Their second production, Storks, was released in 2016, followed by their first spin-off, The Lego Batman Movie, in 2017. Warner Animation Group had two releases in a single year once: The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie in 2017.
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Rob's younger brother William (Bill) Coleman owns Cameron's Brewing Company in Oakville, Ontario.The Lego Movie (franchise)
The Lego Movie (or The Untitled Lego Cinematic Universe) is an American media franchise based on Lego construction toys. It began with the 2014 film of the same name, which was directed and written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The success of the film led it to receiving two licensed video games, a theme park film ride attraction, two spin-off films which were released in 2017, an animated series as well as a sequel among other pieces of media. A sequel to The Lego Batman Movie is in development, as well as a third spin-off.Warner Animation Group
The Warner Animation Group (WAG) is the feature animation division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Established on January 7, 2013, the studio is the successor to the dissolved 2D traditional hand-drawn animation studio Warner Bros. Feature Animation, which shut down in 2003. Its first film The Lego Movie was released on February 7, 2014 and its latest release was The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on February 8, 2019; with their next release being Scoob, a Scooby-Doo animated film on May 15, 2020.Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 2017
The 16th Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards were announced on December 8, 2017.Zoë Kravitz
Zoë Isabella Kravitz (born December 1, 1988) is an American actress, singer, and model. She is the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Kravitz made her acting debut in the 2007 film No Reservations.
Her breakthrough role came as Angel Salvadore in the 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class, which was followed by roles in The Divergent Series and Mad Max: Fury Road. Since then, Kravitz has had supporting roles in such films as The Lego Batman Movie and the Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a role she reprised in its sequel, as well as starring roles in independent films, like Dope and Adam Green's Aladdin. Since 2017, Kravitz has also starred in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies.
Aside from acting, Kravitz was the face of Vera Wang's Princess fragrance in 2009, and has modeled for Venus Zine and Elle, among others. She also fronts the band Lolawolf, who released their debut album Calm Down in 2014. The band has also toured with Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus, among others.
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