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The Year In Review: 2015

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; December 27, 2015)      It's that time of year again where the new year is less than a week away, the Christmas season winds down, and we look back at the year that has been. This year is no different, as we now have arrived at that time of year. Now we will begin our re-cap of Mustache Maniacs Film Co.'s year in chronological order.      January: As always, January introduced some new content. The comic series, Out of His Time, officially debuted to great acclaim. The comic series is on-going, with a new installment coming later this week. January also saw the release of not one, but two new movies: The Kingfisher and Attack of the Fifty Foot Hamster. Both continue the saga of Project U and were also well-received. This month also saw the start of round 3 casting. February: With work continuing on Alms Pouch and Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle, not much happened in February. However, the on-going series Wiki Mondays …

"Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle" Has Been Released!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; December 25, 2015)      Merry Christmas, Mustache Maniacs Film Co. fans! We've just released part 1 of Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle for viewing! More parts will be released over the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for those! In the meantime, part 1 can be watched here.

Look at What We Found in Our Archives!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; December 23, 2015)      With just a couple short days before the release of Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle, we've found something interesting in our archives that actually relates to Friday's release. Read on to find out more!      If you've read our Archive Collections article last year about Com 50's gadgets, then you might remember that an old, non-canon legal name for the character was Steve Kenlow, which was then given to a new character in Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle. Well, the place that this information came from is a never-released book titled Mustache Maniacs Film Co.: A Cast of Characters, a book about several different characters from 2004 through 2010. Most of it is non-canon and the premise is made obsolete by the wiki, but here are some excerpts from the book, just to reflect back. Introduction
            Characters are the most important part of any story. They are the people, animals, or…

Studio Update: Last-Minute Changes to "Mission Deep Jungle!"

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; December 22, 2015)      With less than a week before the release of Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle, we have some breaking news to report. Let's see what's been going on!      First, as the last minute, Michael Whalen, who was scheduled to play Steve Kenlow, had to leave his role. While this sounds very problematic, we were able to quickly secure a replacement. The part will now be played by J.T. Melia and the Steve Kenlow wiki page will be updated later today to reflect this change.      However, this is not what is causing so much distress at the studio. "We're nowhere near done with this film," said LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew. "While we're gearing up for completion, we still have several problems. First, filming isn't even done yet. Even though part 1's filming is done, we still have two major scenes that need filming, which means that part 2 might have to be pushed off into Janu…

First Look at Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; December 19, 2015)      As we only have a week until the release of Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle, we would like to share a first look at this highly-anticipated movie! We have artwork, stories from the set, and a look at how the development for this film led to the development of Project U!      According to studio records, plans to make a film based on the Alpha Team LEGO sets dates as far back as 2009, when a film called Alpha Team: The Movie was put up for proposal as part of the Fifth Anniversary Celebration. As history would have it, this film was cancelled after that year's big release, The Adventures of Legoman, bombed, causing studio management to redirect studio resources towards the then in-development Johnny Thunder and the Gift of the Nile and Forest of Fear. It wasn't until two years later, in 2011, that the proposal for an Alpha Team movie was re-introduced.      While brainstorming started in 2011,…

Studio Update: Contemplating THAC XIII, Releasing "Mission Deep Jungle," and Driving Fan Engagement

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; December 11, 2015)      For today's advent gift, we're giving you a studio update! Let's see what's been going on!      First, as the release of our highly-anticipated film Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle approaches, we're getting ready to create a full trailer for the movie. While a bulk of the work will be done this weekend, we should have the trailer out next week.      This should then highlight a production issue we've run into: filming is not yet finished. "We want this film to look as good as possible," said LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew. "Since we are starting a brand new franchise with this movie, we need to make sure that it looks even more polished than anything we've done before." Because of this, Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle's release is going to operate similarly to the release of Johnny Thunder and the Secret of Marco Polo. On Christmas Day, only part 1 w…

All New Ask Mark Matthew!

By: Andrew Bermudez (LEGO Studios; December 6, 2015)      Today we bring you another 'Ask Mark Matthew,' containing 100% new material! Let's get started!
OurToyWorld writes: Will there be an official trailer for the new Alpha Team movie? Also, is iMovie a good place to make brickfilms?
Mark: First, there will be a trailer for Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle, which will be released later this month as part of the Alpha Team Advent Calendar. It will be released either this week or next week. As for the other half, I strongly cannot recommend iMovie. We've used it for working on An Afternoon at the Zoo, Freddy and Joey in Corn Farm, and Seeing Eye Robber, and we had several problems. Granted, there did not seem to be any software issues, it's just that iMovie is so simplistic, it's allegedly user-friendly interface is actually counter-productive. if you're a Mac user, I would recommend either Adobe Premiere for Mac or Final Cut (either express or pro will work)…

Feast Your Eyes on the "Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle" Poster!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; December 3, 2015)      As our Alpha Team Advent Calendar continues, we would like to share the poster for "Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle" by itself!      Like mentioned in the second day of the advent calendar, this poster was designed with a more professional and polished look to it. Another fun fact is that the ropes were painted in rather than photographed. This allowed more freedom in curving the ropes to create uniformity among them. As always, the Project U logo is at the bottom of the poster, though it's a lot less conspicuous now, as the bright yellow logo has the unintended side effect of being a visual magnet for the viewer's eye.