Showing posts from February, 2014

Archive Collections: The Most Memorable Deleted Scenes

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; February 25, 2014)      While we wrap up work on our latest projects, such as Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients, we have just found time to start this new series celebrating the past, so please welcome Archive Collections! This new series, run here on our press room, will look back at our first ten years through props, costumes, concept art, and other memorabilia that we have archived. With that said, let's start our first installment.      It is inevitable that any production that is seen through goes through at least one significant change during its development. As a result of this, scenes tend to get cut out of these films. Our films are no exception, some of which have gone under several revisions. Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients is a prime example, which went under the knife several times before filming even began in Fall 2011. Even filming didn't stop that film from being revised aga…

Journey on a Massive, Multi-Film Adventure with Project U!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; February 22, 2014)      At The Second Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Fan Choice Awards, our next big project, Project U, was officially announced to much fanfare. Many were especially excited to hear about Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle, one of the first films in this project. Now, a day after this announcement, we are pleased to give an in-depth look at this massive and ambitious project.      As mentioned in the announcement, Project U will consist of ten movies featuring both existing LEGO story lines and original concepts integrated into the project. These films, in order of release, are: Attack of the Fifty-Foot Hamster (October 31, 2014):Yes, you read that right. The upcoming horror-comedy about the monster hamster Black Bear and Billy Lugosi's early days is the beginning of Project U. In some respects, this film acts as Project U's prologue, since this is when we are introduced to the Bradford Rant Institute of Cosmic Kinesis, an important…

Build Through the Dino Attack RPG! Plus, Other News!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; February 12, 2014)      As refinements finish for The Second Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Fan Choice Awards (more on that later), news just broke that one of the waves of the upcoming Project U-Build Play Set Adventures will be based on the top-rated BZPower role-playing game Dino Attack: At War's End! "We've been working with the role-playing game's creator, PeabodySam, to bring to life locations that for the most part have only existed as blocks of text," said LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew. "with this line of play sets, we plan on bringing the role-playing game to life for both veterans of the game and new fans to enjoy." The line of sets will feature locations and vehicles controlled by both the heroic DINO Attack Team and the evil XERRD, as well as a wide variety of characters that appeared throughout the game.      However, as these sets are still in preliminary development, you won't be seeing the instructions …

All New Ask Mark Matthew!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; February 3, 2014)      Today we bring you another 'Ask Mark Matthew,' containing 100% new material! Let's get started!

Marcus Hutchinson writes: How did u animate the lego figure on the styrofoam?
Mark: As we have learned with both Johnny Thunder and the Secret of Marco Polo and Gone Ice Fishin', animating on smooth surfaces can be very tricky. However, for the Styrofoam, we were able to slightly press the minifigure character into the surface, as the Styrofoam will give with a little pressure. This allowed us to keep the minifigure in the same spot during the shoot.

joek0617 writes: why is this top-and-bottom [of Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire] letterboxed? defeats to point of uploading HD if you just make the video smaller
Mark: It was actually a rendering error, which was not uncommon in the early days of our HD films. In fact, the same issue happened to Forest of Fear. We also had a nasty error in both Seth Masterson vs. Shar…