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Studio Updates: Bad Economy Forces more Cutbacks.

By: Andrew Bermudez (Lego Studios; April 30, 2009)      Despite the recent success of The Adventures of Legoman, the economy is still hitting hard at the studio's finances, forcing them to shelf Captain Redbeard's Lost Gold and to entirely cancel the re-writing of Ghost Pictures. Even worse, there's a 'swine flu' going around that may strike any of the studio employees. Many of them have refused to go to work, in fear that they may get it. "With these conditions, we have to be on our guard," said Mark Matthew, head of the board of directors. "We can't spend too much money making a film that may not profit and get half of our employees sick in the process. What really matters now is Johnny Thunder 2."      Instead, the studio has planned to make several short films to work with new special effects and animations. Then, these films will be released to the public this fall so they can give their opinions. "Each of these films will push a …

Legoman Hits the Silver Screen

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By: Andrew Bermudez
(Legotown Cinema; April 25, 2009)      Since January, the studio has been working hard on getting their latest film, The Adventures of Legoman, finished. Now, only a day late, the studio has now released the film to the world. "It has been so honorable and fun to work on the film, and now, it's finished," said director Simon Johnathon.      At the premiere, the film's cast and crew attended, as well as local critics, the board of directors, the press and several fans of the short stories. One of these fans gave his opinion on the film. "It was awesome," said the fan. "I loved how they stayed true to the stories, while making it entertaining for people who have never read the stories. I also loved the chase at the end." Also, Jimmy Newsprint, reporter and critic for The Lego Times, said that the film was, "hilarious, family fun."      With this praise going around, the studio is hoping that, despite the economic down…

Pirates Will Sail the High Seas this Fall.

By: Andrew Bermudez (Lego Studios; April 18, 2009)      Last night, the poll on which story you like better closed and the winner has now been announced. "In the poll, the pirate story easily won over the castle story," said Simon Johnathon, proposed director. "This will certainly be a fun experience, especially since we haven't made a historical film recently."      This new film, which will be called Captain Redbeard's Lost Gold, will begin in the 1770's, where Captain Redbeard is hiding his enormous treasure on Loot Island. 50 years later, his descendant, Captain Brickbeard, finds a treasure map that leads to his ancestor's hidden fortune. But Governor Broadside, the leader of the Royal Armada, wants to bring Brickbeard to justice and return the gold. But not all is what it seems.      Since The Adventures of Legoman is intended as a children's film, the studio wants to shift the audience into a more serious gear before the release of Johnny…

Studio Updates: System Lockdown, Drawing up Johnny Thunder 2, and All That Jazz

By: Andrew Bermudez (Lego Studios; April 11, 2009)      With The Adventures of Legoman almost done, the studio has decided to release information about recent happenings.      Only two days ago, a virus got into the studio's main systems, locking it all down. "It was madness," said Steven Lawrence, local director. "Once the lock down started, we couldn't do anything. We couldn't film, we couldn't edit, we couldn't record sound, we couldn't even flush any of the toilets in any of the studio bathrooms." Fortunately, expert technicians were able to fix the problem in only two days. Mark Matthew, head of the studio's board of directors, stated, "There is nothing to worry about. The systems are now back online and, fortunately, everything is still there. Unfortunately, we didn't lose the Ghost Pictures script. Let's just hope that Peter Samuel's version of the script is better."      Although it is good that the systems…