Showing posts from August, 2012

Filming for "Late for the Soccer Match" is Done! Also, CarTOON Shack Partnership Continues!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; August 31, 2012)      After about a month's worth of filming, the production stage for Late for the Soccer Match has been completed! "We are so glad this film has wrapped," said director Seth Masterson. "I am now certain that we'll be able to meet our deadline for mid-October." Editing will begin shortly, with a final submission into the Kitchen Sink contest in early October. The film will be released publicly on October 19th.      Now that the aforementioned filming is done, work can now speed back up on the filming for Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients. "We're still in London, and it's very frustrating," said director Steven Lawrence. "I was a little concerned that we're not going to make the December 2013 deadline for filming. However, now that all of our other projects in production are finished, I can breathe a sigh of relief." This new adventure will be discovered in the s…

Survey Results are in!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; August 18, 2012)      In the wake of the re-release of Mystery at Shady Acres, the results from the several month-long survey were collected. Surprisingly, many people didn't comment on the absence of certain themes, such as Adventurers, Atlantis, Kingdoms, and Alpha Team. With these exclusions aside, here is a short list of the most popular themes from the survey; five are retro themes, seven are contemporary themes (to compensate for a few ties), and one is a classic theme. Pharaoh's Quest (16 votes) Pirates (15 votes) Rock Raiders (15 votes) City (14 votes) Wild West (13 votes) Time Cruisers (10 votes) Monster Fighters (9 votes) Arctic (8 votes) Vikings (8 votes) Dino Attack (8 votes) Aqua Raiders (8 votes) Dino (8 votes) Town (7 votes)      As expected, several classic themes performed well, such as Wild West and Pirates. Several newer themes also performed well, such as Pharaoh's Quest and City. Unexpectedly, several themes that we…

"Mystery at Shady Acres" has Returned!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; August 17, 2012)
     At long last, after waiting several months for its re-release, Mystery at Shady Acres has returned better than before! "While it is not Mustache Maniacs Film Co.'s best film, I am still certain that the film will prove to be popular with our fan base, the original actors from the play, and those who are looking into putting on a performance of this suspenseful, yet comedic, play," said LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew. "The intermission game, Shady Acres Super Sleuth, should also be popular. With so much work being put into Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients and Late for the Soccer Match, it was important for us to re-release this film in order to help our fans wait out the long period needed to make these two movies." An alternative version of this film, titled The Drama Zone: Nightmare at Shady Acres, will be out October 26th, just in time for Halloween.      In other n…

New, One-of-a-kind, Contest Coming in 2013!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Lego Studios; August 15, 2012)      There are only two days left until the return of Mystery at Shady Acres! While this wait is about to end, a new contest for 2013 was unveiled. There was some debate on whether to announce this contest so early, but since it ties directly into the Vacation: Unlimited Scrapbook Contest prize, an unveiling was deemed necessary at this time.      Coming in 2013, following the end of Vacation: Unlimited, is a brand-new contest titled The Film School Challenge. This contest challenges contestants to use their animation skills to meet certain challenges and advance through the stages. After six rounds, only one contestant will be left standing!      What makes this contest so unusual is that it is organized more like a game show/reality show crossover than a traditional contest. "There is more than one layer to this contest," said LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew. "Unlike in the Vacation: Unlimited Contests, where each par…

All New Ask Mark Matthew!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Lego Studios; August 1, 2012)      Today, we bring you another 'Ask Mark Matthew,' containing 100% new material! Let's get started!

TLFScarheart writes: Ha ha! You caught onto my earlier wants [about the contest prize]. Can I send a previously made video with pictures from this year's vacation [for the scrapbook contest]? Mark: Yes. As long as the video follows the guidelines outlined in the rules, you may submit a previously-made video into the scrapbook contest.

topspin13 writes: [Forest of Fear is a] really great video, but what happened to the werewolf? Did he die in the fire? Mark: Although it is hard to tell, the werewolf did die in the fire. The idea is that, when the werewolf and monster were fighting, the werewolf pulled the monster into the inferno inside the windmill. While the monster's death is given dramatic emphasis, the werewolf's death is almost forgotten. You can decide for youself if this hinders the film.

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