‘The LEGO Movie’ Trailer: Lego Action, Lego Jokes & Lego Batman [Updated]

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[Update: International LEGO Movie trailer added!]

It may have taken years from the time it was first announced, but Warner Bros. has finally revealed the first trailer for The LEGO Movie. The trailer doesn’t reveal much of the plot, but does show off the form of stop motion photography that will be bringing the short, yellow characters to life.

Featuring a star-studded cast – led by Guardians of the Galaxy frontman Chris Pratt – and the likes of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, the film looks to offer laughs and action for far more than just fans of the multi-colored toys.

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller – the duo who wrote and directed Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) – and based on a screenplay the pair developed with Dan and Kevin Hageman (Hotel Transylvania), the film follows a LEGO minifigure named Emmet who is mistakenly hailed as the savior of the world and drafted into an epic adventure.

Watch the international trailer here:

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With Pratt lending his vocals to the protagonist, the LEGO characters along for the ride are every bit as famous as the celebrities voicing them. The trailer centers largely on the wise Vitruvius, voiced by Morgan Freeman, but with Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Liam Neeson and Will Arnett – voicing Batman in this particular trailer – there are sure to be even more famous cameos than the ones that have already been confirmed.

The trailer may not offer any more insight into what kind of mission Emmet will be embarking upon, but it does give a sense of the kind of widely-appealing humor the directors are after. With the well-received Cloudy and the more raunchy sophomoric comedy 21 Jump Street (2012) under their belts, Lord and Miller have proven their ability to please both young and old with their wacky films.

Check out the first poster for the film:

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Going by this trailer’s opening tease (mimicking massive blockbusters) the humor of The LEGO Movie won’t just appeal to children who remain the brand’s target audience, but the older fans for whom ’1980-something space guy’ means more than just a punchline. Irreverent comedy and nostalgia are potent weapons in the hands of strong writers, and given LEGO’s continuing popularity, Warner Bros. may have a hit on their tiny, cup-shaped hands.

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The Lego Movie opens in theaters on February 7th, 2014.

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  1. Who is the Lego lady at the end ?

  2. Its cool that it seems to have a lot of humor and it doesnt take it self seriously, this movie that is.

  3. I totally wasn’t expecting to be saying this, but this looks awesome and hilarious. I love how the fact that it’s all LEGO gives them license to have Michelangelo (and Michaelangelo), Batman and the NBA All-Stars in the same film. The Batman reveal made me laugh pretty hard.

  4. I might have to keep my eye on this! :)

  5. I predicted this would be awesome, because cloudy with a chance of meatballs is a hilarious film, same writing team.

  6. Well, anyone who played LEGO City: Undercover for the Wii U knows how hilarious LEGO can be, along with the movie parodies and homages in that game.

    This will be a must-see movie for me.

  7. Also will arnett nailed it as lego batman lol

  8. Looks pretty good to me ! wasn’t expecting that :o

  9. already smiling cant wait normally dont watch comedies at the cinema paul and hot fuzz at rarity but going to see this also kinda excited by chris pratt he sounds like he can hold down a lead role so even more pumped for guardians of the galaxy

  10. Lord and Miller are the perfect people to handle this movie, if it were anyone else I would have my doubts but I have high hopes for this one

  11. Already calling it: This will be a more faithful adaptation of Batman than “Batman and Robin”.

  12. I hope they use references to Lego games, like the heroes needing to pull two levers simultaneously to open a door. That would be sweet.

  13. Its nice its not taking itself too seriously and having some fun with the ridiculousness of it all… Next up Duplo?

  14. The extra long yeeeeeeeeeeeeeee made me chuckle. I’ll definitely be catching this

  15. holy crap, this Chris Pratt dude sounds like Seth Rogen

  16. Should the, should the, should. sh. should the gut in the $50,000 BatWing…

    • Come on!

  17. This made me smile the whole time. I’m weirdly excited to see this movie come out. The way they approached it was gold.

  18. I’m impressed. Still not fond of Will Ferrell being in this, but I am impressed

  19. Lord and Miller – Cinematic Alchemists Supreme!

    Watch as they take a crap assignment based on old properties with no potential for film adaptation, and make an entertaining movie out of it.

    They are MAGIC I tells ya, MAGIC!

  20. Am I the only who doesn’t like it?
    Not taking yourself too seriously is a good thing, but you can go over the edge and make a mockery out of yourself. This looks like more like making fun OF Lego than WITH Lego.

    And I didn’t like any of the jokes in the trailer. The jokes have beards as long as the mississippi.

    • Seriously, watch videos of the LEGO videogames, especially the news bulletins in LEGO Batman 2 and the cutscenes in LEGO City: Undercover. These are the same kind of jokes the games have had for years (the Avada Kedavra spell in LEGO Harry Potter games for example merely break a character into pieces instead of killing them and Vicki Vale makes sarcastic news reports about bald billionaires and giant robots rampaging through Gotham for example, along with the Shawshank Redemption and Apollo 13 spoofs in Undercover).

  21. My inner child is geeking out.

  22. Holy smokes this looks awesome!! Can’t believe they have used actual stop motion Lego, was expecting pure CGI, very excited for this!

    There are some awesome homemade Lego movies on YouTube so imagine the quality of this with a bigger budget!

    • I think it is all CGI. They just animated it to appear like stop motion.

  23. I really, really like the animation style. I can’t quite figure out if it is a mix of stop motion using real Lego with digitally enhanced faces etc…. or just straight CGI. I love that the animation is’t really smooth.

    It seems pretty fun too.

  24. Too bad that they can’t use Marvel characters

    • Depends. I mean, they have the Lego Marvel Super Heroes videogame coming out later this year so…who knows.

    • Having Marvel and DC characters in the same movie is only going to benefit everyone so I can’t see any reason why Disney would object if WB wanted to do something like that in a future LEGO movie. It is basically free advertising for Marvel. It would be cool if they used the live action voices if they ever did it.

  25. Its all CGI made to look like stop motion.

    Its actually easier to do than you think – its the natural rendering environment to make everything look plastic and strobed. You have to add motion blurs and a ton of surface and lighting layers to make objects NOT look plastic.

    • kinda like Flushed Away right?

  26. Oos cute and funnyim in

  27. will arnets batman voice is really good

  28. I saw this in the theater with my family for Monsters University, and I honestly thought it was an Avengers 2 trailer before the Lego people showed up. The font at the beginning and the music made me think Avengers 2. Also, they had better include Chase McCain/Frank Honey as characters.

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