Ninjago

We were thoroughly impressed by the first full-length trailer for Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s The Lego Movie, revealed earlier this month. Warner Bros. has presumably seen more of the film than we have, but they clearly like what they’ve seen so far. So much so, they want to keep playing with those little plastic minifigs on the big screen.

The studio has put into development Ninjago, based on the popular toy line from Lego. Brothers Dan and Kevin Hageman, who wrote Cartoon Network’s animated adaptation of the property, will pen the screenplay. Get the details after the jump. Read More »

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That Lego movie that Warner Bros. has been developing for several years is really happening now. Last year Chris Lord and Phil Miller, writers and directors of the great CGI animated film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, were hired to direct the movie. Now Warner Bros. has greenlit their Lego approach, which will be a live-action/animation hybrid, with about 80% of the film animated at Australian animation house Animal Logic (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole).

But there’s an additional name in the mix, too: Robot Chicken director Chris McKay has been enlisted to co-direct with Lord and Miller. Read More »

Warner Bros. Picks Up ‘ACME Warehouse’ Pitch

Warner Bros. is finally getting back to exploiting the studio’s huge stable of animated stars. But is that a good thing? There’s a live-action/CGI hybrid Bugs Bunny film in the works, and a Pepe le Pew film with Mike Myers planned as the voice of the romantically aggressive little skunk. And now the studio has bought a pitch for a film that would revolve around the ACME Warehouse, which supplied so many powerful, misused gadgets to Wile E. Coyote and other characters over the years. Read More »

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