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First Look at "Late for the Soccer Match!"

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By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; September 30, 2012)      While the Vacation: Unlimited Scrapbook contest enters its final day with only one entry (more are expected by the end of the day), it's time to give a first look at our upcoming film, Late for the Soccer Match! It's a film that is several months in the making, and is almost done! Let's get started!      When the Bricksinmotion.com contest Kitchen Sink was first announced, it was certain that we had to make a film for this one-of-a-kind contest, despite all of the other work we were doing at the time. "However," stated scriptwriter Peter Samuel, "We had no idea what to do. That is actually kind of ironic. In the past, we come up with so many ideas, half of them never see the light of day. Now we were given the opportunity to keep all those ideas, but we couldn't come up with one that would work well in the choose your own path format." Several ideas, including stories about chasing robbers…

Adorable Dodo Birds Will Come Back to Life this Holiday Season!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; September 27, 2012)      To ring in the fall season, this weekend is going to be filled with updates, news, and more! To start, a new film from the CarTOON Shack partnership has been confirmed! Titled New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable, this new animated tale takes audiences back in time 300 years. It is a time of discovery for humans and a time that the dodo bird is alive. This colony of dodo birds lives peacefully on their island until human settlers arrive. Having no natural enemies, the dodos welcome the newcomers as friends, not knowing that these friends are going to be the cause of their downfall.      When one reporter asked about how this will end, LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew stated, "I won't reveal the ending, but let's just say that in a story about the fall of the dodo bird, the ending isn't going to be pretty." Of course, unhappy endings are nothing new to Mustache Maniacs Film Co.; just look at films like Wor…

Studio Update: Olympics Schmolympics Results, Johnny Thunder 3 Still Filming, Zoo Flight Development Almost Over, etc.

By: Andrew Bermudez (Lego Studios; September 12, 2012)      Another month is almost half-over, and with that comes another studio update! We've got filming updates, contest results, a new Halloween promotion, and other interesting news! Let's dive in!      The Nightly News at Nine's Olympics Schmolympics contest is now over and the results are now in. Seth Masterson vs. Shark Hoops did not win, but did get an honorable mention. As for the winners, congratulations and enjoy your prizes. Click here to watch all of the entries; the first one is the grand prize winner.      Speaking of contests, there are two more to talk about. Ending on September 30th is the Vacation: Unlimited Scrapbook Contest, which is being called by some LEGO Studios employees as "the forgotten contest." "We started this contest back in July, but we've only gotten one entry," stated Seth Masterson. "This is actually funny, since we expected this contest to do better than th…

All New Ask Mark Matthew!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Lego Studios; September 1, 2012)      Today, we bring you another 'Ask Mark Matthew,' containing 100% new material! Let's get started! legostopmotion writes: Do I hear the voice of Johnny Thunder in this video [Mystery at Shady Acres]? Mark: You sure did! You must have heard Daniel Bermudez, the actor who played both Edward Fairfax in Mystery at Shady Acres and Johnny Thunder in the two Johnny Thunder films. Somehow, his voices for both Johnny and Edward are strikingly similar. movieguider73 writes: Check out my reviews on most of your films (I won't be doing any reviews on the animated ones) coming soon. Also, could you point out my channel on your blog once the reviews are up cause I want people to know my opinions on your films. Mark: Sure! Actually, as part of the website expansion, we're going to add a "Critic's Corner" to the website where we'll share reviews for our films (even the negative ones). So, if you're okay…