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Re-cap of "Ten Years at the Sail" and Looking to July!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 30, 2016)      After an entire month of pirate fun, Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen: Ten Years at the Sail is now over. Here's a look at what went on over the past month.      The main highlight of the month was, of course, the re-release of Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen. While it hasn't gotten the attention that we thought it would get, we are still happy to have this film online as a resource for anyone wanting to stage their own version of this popular play. We also added new Wiki pages, introduced the new show Backstage Showcase, and ran the unsuccessful Make-a-Pirate Contest. For the last point, no entries were made, possibly because of the on-going Canon that Time Forgot Contest, which ends July 31, so the contest results is that nothing happens. As for Backstage Showcase, as mentioned before, episode 3 will be out this Saturday, with future episodes coming every other Saturday.      Another major relea…

"Mustache Maniacs Film Co.: The Visual Dictionary - 2nd Edition" has been Released!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 26, 2016)      After over a year of preparations, our latest book, Mustache Maniacs Film Co.: The Visual Dictionary - 2nd Edition, has now been released! Go to the library page here to download and read the book today! As for the book itself, it's over 70 pages of facts, information, and fun regarding the entire history of Mustache Maniacs Film Co.! From our first films, like Trip to LEGOLAND and Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Leopard's Treasure, to our latest releases, such as Rift and Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle, the book covers every production that we have partaken in. Also featured in the book is a section devoted to behind the scenes, giving a peek at the development process, from script to screen! To further entice you to check out the book, here's a page sample.      Today is also the last day for the Make-A-Pirate contest. If you haven't entered yet, the contest video can be found here. …

Final Weekend for Make-A-Pirate Contest!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 24, 2016)     We would like to remind you all that this weekend is the last weekend to participate in the "Make-A-Pirate" contest! It's a small and fun contest that won't take too much time. In fact, you could make your entry this weekend! For the contest video, click here.      In other news, we have a fixed release schedule for future episodes of Backstage Showcase. Starting with episode 3 on July 2, new episodes will air every other Saturday. Future episodes will include topics such as Block Sauniere and the Blade of Recollection. That's all that we have for today!

Join the "Ninjago: Visions of Memories" Hype!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 18, 2016)      Get ready to be psyched about our upcoming animated film Ninjago: Visions of Memories! If you weren't hyped about it before, you will be after seeing the poster! It looks like the ninja have outdone the pirates that were dominating this month!      The poster's not final, as there's no composer or actors for Sensei Wu and Dareth attached to the project (so the credits have placeholders), but it does establish the look of the film. It's going to be really dark and dramatic! Surprisingly, there's already a MPAA rating for the film, among other things, including a peek at the movie's elaborate set, which we'll be featuring in a future post, as well as in this film's behind the scenes video. To talk about this film (or the Rebrick Ninjago contest in general) on social media, use the hashtag #LEGONINJAGOgreatestvillain to spread the word!
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How "Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen" Fits into the Official Canon

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 18, 2016)      In a slight twist today, we're going to step back from reporting on news today and instead take a look at how Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen fits into the official Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Cinematic Universe!      As you may know, yesterday was the official online re-release for Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen (watch it here) and that, like many of our other films, is part of our official cinematic universe. However, you might be think that, since this film takes place in 1792, it doesn't bear any relevance on our other films. Actually, it does have some relevance! Let's see where Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen connects to our other films!
Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients - This connection is probably the most obvious. Remember how Roger Goodman found that cursed ring in the cave on Treasure Island? Well, according to the official canon, Roger Goodman kept that ring with him u…

"Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen" Has Been Released!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 17, 2016)      Avast, me hearties! Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen is back, and we have the full scoop right here!      As you may already know, this month is the tenth anniversary of the Cornerstone Thespian Society version of Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen, which was first performed at the New Wine Christian Center on June 1-3, 2006. It is a tale of pirates, treasure, and love on the high seas! Now that the play is ten years old, we're currently running the month-long Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen: Ten Years at the Sail promotion, in conjunction with the also on-going Year of the Clock promotion.      Now we've reached the capstone of this month: the return of Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen! You can watch it for yourself by clicking here, or by visiting the official web page here. This enhanced version of the original recording features never-before-seen changes, including new sound effects, adjusted ed…

All-New Show, "Backstage Showcase," Debuts!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 10, 2016)      With just a week to go before the release of Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen, we have some great news: a brand-new show, Backstage Showcase, has debuted! If you aren't sure what to expect from this show, here's the official description. Discover this new series where Andrew Bermudez explores the Mustache Maniacs Film Co. archive and uncovers pieces of Mustache Maniacs Film Co. history! Each episode will concern one specific prop, set, or piece of artwork with an in-depth look at the development from concept to final production! If you love movie magic and are looking for something more focused than our production galleries, Backstage Showcase is the show for you! Currently, the show does not have a set release timetable, but with your input, we can make the show great! Today's pilot is all about the Treasure Island Cave from Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen, which can be found here. Currently,…

All New Ask Mark Matthew!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 6, 2016)      Today we bring you another 'Ask Mark Matthew,' containing 100% new material! Let's get started!
Jack Maroney writes: And also could I make a story based on Harry Cane's experience in the Vietnam War [for The Canon that Time Forgot]? Mark: While I would say that Harry Cane is one of our more developed characters, a story about him during the Vietnam War would work as an entry.
ourtoyworldRTW writes: Can I make a story based on Chase McCain vs the Kingfisher [for The Canon that Time Forgot]? Mark: As long as it doesn't contradict the canon, yes.
HollywoodLego writes: would you consider remaking Johnny thunder and the secret of Marco Polo. I'm not saying you should. But just think of what you could do with it, the new technology, make new lines, fix some problems you might have had with the original, more cinematic shots. And establish more scenes so they're fleshed out a little bett…

Make-A-Pirate Contest Begins!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 3, 2016)      Have you ever wanted to make your own pirate? Well, now's your chance! Welcome to Make-A-Pirate Contest, where you will, well, make your own pirate! Here's how it works: Use anything you have to make a brand-new, original pirate for the crew of Roger Goodman's last voyage. You can build your pirate, sculpt it, draw it, render it, paint it, anything to make a pirate.Make a video showing your pirate with a voiceover of you explaining who your pirate is, what their position in the crew is, and what they are like.Send a link to the video via the "Contact Us" page on the Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Website.Have your entries in by June 26, 2016. If you are wondering if this will distract from making entries for The Canon that Time Forgot, we want to let you know that this is a quick contest. It shouldn't take more than one or two days to put your entry together.
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Welcome to Ten Years at the Sail!

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; June 1, 2016)      Summer vacation has just started for many people, which brings up the inevitable question: what will I do? How about spend one month with pirates? Would you do it?      Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate such a vacation opportunity, since pirates are actually vicious outlaws, and doing so would suggest that we condone these behaviors. Instead, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our classic film, Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen, we're launching this month-long celebration:      Today marks the official tenth anniversary of the play's performance (it was performed June 1-3, 2006), but we're sounding off this celebration to last the whole month! Here's a look at what we have in store.
Re-Release of Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen (June 17) - That's right, the film that this celebration is gauged around is going to return! You may be familiar with this Pioneer Drama Service play, but o…