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"From the Vaults" to Debut a Never-Before-Seen Film, and More!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; January 22, 2013)      With work continuing on Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients, New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable, and Zoo Flight, the next "From the Vaults" re-release was unveiled in a recent teaser for The Film School Challenge. While Seth Masterson was looking for the old LEGO Studios movies, he uncovered something else that caught his eye: footage from the never-released animated film, Remember the Alamo. With plans to clean it up with the Adobe Creative Suite, he expects to have the film finished for release sometime in the spring. "The film tells the story of the Battle of the Alamo," said Seth Masterson. "While it is very crude, I plan to make it look as professional as possible."      However, what is interesting here is that it will be a "From the Vaults" release, even though it has never been released until now. "It was a tough sell at the time," said Thomas Brocko, reside…

"Animation Reel 2" Debuts with new Logo

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; January 8, 2013)      Earlier today, a demo reel from MEA 135 class was released, showcasing some animation from that class (you can watch it here). However, a more important element of this release is the logo at the beginning. If you compare it to previous releases, you will notice that this logo has been highly upgraded with banners, text, and more. "This logo update is very important," said LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew. "Before, the technology used in our films was a little...dated, to say the least, so the old logo worked. However, we now have the entire Adobe CS6 Creative Suite. We can literally add big-budget special effects, highly stylized fonts, dramatic credits, and more to our films, giving our films a professional touch. However, the unintended side effect is that our films will now look so good, the old logo will look bad in comparison. That is what makes this update important."        Ano…

All New Ask Mark Matthew!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; January 1, 2013)      Happy new year! Today we bring you another 'Ask Mark Matthew,' containing 100% new material! Let's get started!
MrDiscoTaco writes: Why did you take down some of your Johnny thunder videos? Mark: We haven't. The thing is that some of the videos are blocked in certain countries. However, we are looking at ways to prevent this in the future. First, as mentioned in the past, we now compose all of our own music. Second, to make older films available entirely, we are currently tossing around the idea of releasing download-able versions on the website. Hope that answers your question!
redwolflupa writes: Did anyone see Cole possibly misspelled in the back of the mob? Mark: Yes, the ninja in the mob does resemble Cole from Ninjago, but it is not him. It is actually the ninja from the Collectible Minifigures Series. But, just as a side note, you did spell Cole correctly, so no need to worry!

MRlegobuilder987 writes: Btw how …