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"Summer of Surprises" Officially Begins!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; June 28, 2013)      In a surprise all its own, Mustache Maniacs Film Co.'s latest promotion, "Summer of Surprises," has officially debuted! "We know a lot of people are looking forward to the release of Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients next July," said LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew. "So we have been running these promotions, including Vacation: Unlimited, to help our fans stay busy as we finish the movie." In the case of "Summer of Surprises," we'll be releasing several surprise videos, entries to the Vacation: Unlimited Travel Journal, press releases, and more. The only catch is that you won't see it coming! They will all be released without prior notice and very suddenly. Become a Facebook fan today in order to be informed of all these surprises when they are released!      In other news, filming for Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients is progressing smoothly. The crew is a…

"A Friend of the Police" Wins Grand Prize!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; June 22, 2013)      Earlier today, after the debut of The Nightly News at Nine's latest episode, The Orange-Green War Continues, the winners for the Police Show Contest were announced, with A Friend of the Police taking the contest's highest honor: Grand Prize! "We are honored to have A Friend of the Police take this recognition," stated LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew. "This continues our long-running acceptance of receiving honors and awards, starting back in 2010." Here is a recap of all of the previous awards and honors received by the studio. December 17, 2010: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire gets official recognition from the FDNY; the film is integrated into the department's training program.January 28, 2011: At The First Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Fan Choice Awards, Johnny Thunder and the Secret of Marco Polo is the fan choice for Best Picture. The film also took the awards for Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Act…

Voting for the Second Fan Choice Awards Begins!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; June 12, 2013)      As the studio gets settled into its new location (we recently moved our studio, hence a recent lack of Tales of the Adventurers comics), it was unveiled in the round 3 intro video for The Film School Challenge that voting for The Second Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Fan Choice Awards would begin soon. Well, that time has arrived, as the voting has officially started! "We are excited that this time has arrived," said LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew. "Our first awards ceremony had a high voter turnout, and we expect an even higher one this time. Because of this, we've added four new categories." Voting starts today and will end October 31st. After a review from a panel of judges, here are the nominations.      Note: Each film title is a link to that respective film (unless the film title is repeated before), making the voting process more fair.
Best Picture: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire Gone Ice Fishin' New F…

"New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable" Debuts as a New Animated Web Series is Announced!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 7, 2013)      After 8 months of development, filled with work, delays, struggles to meet deadlines, and winning an award, New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable has finally been released online. "It's been such an honor to have worked with CarTOON Shack on this film," said Andrew Bermudez, who assisted on the film. "It's truly a spectacular animation that, overall, may very well be nearly on par with Johnny Thunder and the Secret of Marco Polo in terms of overall quality, storytelling, and composition. I think it's even safe to say that the technical qualities of this film exceed the aforementioned film." The film marks the end of the partnership between Mustache Maniacs Film Co. and CarTOON Shack. However, Mustache Maniacs Film Co. will continue to develop the game Zoo Flight, which was created as a result of the partnership. If you haven't seen New Friends yet, click here to watch it. …

"New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable" Wins Award at MEA Showcase!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (College of the Canyons; June 2, 2013)      Last Friday, at the Media Entertainment Arts Showcase, the highly-anticipated film New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable won the award for best story, propelling the film to stardom prior to its official release this Friday. The showcase, which acted as the film's world premiere, was nearly filled during the first half of the event, which was when New Friends was shown. Afterwards, Raul Flores and Andrew Bermudez, who created the film, took to the stage to talk about the film's development and the creative process. Many of the details discussed were released last December in the article First Look at "New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable!".      However, the unexpected news of the night came after the second half of the showcase during the awards ceremony, which Raul Flores was unable to attend. At the awards ceremony, instructor Ron Mita gave the award for best story to New Friends ~ An Environmental Fa…

All New Ask Mark Matthew!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; June 1, 2013)      Today we bring you another 'Ask Mark Matthew,' containing 100% new material! Let's get started!

Alex George writes: Is it mustard or muster or custer or custard?
Mark: The full name of the character from Johnny Thunder and the Secret of Marco Polo is Col. Michelle Mustard, meaning that it is Mustard.

Martin Nicholas writes: you don't have part 3 [of Forest of Fear.]
Mark: Uh, that's because there is no part 3. The whole film is contained in two parts, making the need for a third part unnecessary.

NightlyNewsatNine writes: Is it okay if I share this [A Friend of the Police] on the NNN Facebook page?
Mark: Sure! Just remember to note that this is an entry for the "Police Show Contest."

TLFScarheart writes: the voice of lego man changed!!!
Mark: You are correct! For this film, the character of Legoman was re-cast; the character is now played by Jim Freeman (known for also playing Jing Lee in Johnny Thunder and…