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The marriage between Warner Bros. and Lego is over
December 27, 2019
The marriage between Warner Bros. and Lego is over
Just before Christmas, two well-known American magazines reported the end of the agreements between Warner Animation Group and the well-known toy bricks manufacturer Lego, for the production of feature films.
So the phrase "Everything is awasome" pronounced by the legendary Emmet, protagonist of The Lego Movie 1 and 2, becomes "Everything was awesome".

Warner Animation Group and Lego have not renewed the agreement that saw them together producers of the well-known animated feature films, after the not brillant box-office of The Lego Movie 2. Deadline and The Hollywwod Reporter write about it, announcing that the Danish toy brand is currently looking for a new Hollywood partner for the production of new films.

Four titles have been produced by the two brands since 2014, with exploits of the first one directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller whose box-offices have not been achieved by the following ones.

- The Lego Movie (2014) $468 million worldwide
- The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) $123 million worldwide
- The Lego Batman Movie (2017) $312 million worldwide
- The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) $191.3 million worldwide

Other studios have tried to bring well-known toys into films, but with poor results, such as Trolls from DreamWorks Animation or Uglydolls or Playmobil: The Movie, both from STX Entertainment. The latter then holds the lowest grossing record of an animated film ever.

Warner Animation Group studios, even without Lego, are still keeping the same path by developing on a new toy brand: Funko, of which a film is already in production.

[ Fra - source CartoonBrew ]
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