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Here's a Variety article on this very thing with 5 reasons: “Lego” landed just one mention — in the song category for its infectious “Everything Is Awesome” anthem — but not in the animated feature category, where many were predicting that the toon blockbuster might win. That oversight comes as a total shock to Oscar pundits — arguably the year’s biggest ...


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I don't have the minute count for the film but the rules require: An animated feature is defined by the academy as a film with a running time of more than 40 minutes in which characters' performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique, a significant number of the major characters are animated, and animation figures in no less than 75 percent of ...


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The CG was done by a company called Animal Logic. They used LEGO Digital Designer, a free computer program which allows users to build models using virtual LEGO bricks, in a computer-aided design (CAD) like manner. This allowed them to get high precision models and also the required bricks per model. The created LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) files were then ...


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Simpson is not canonical to Lego movie. Here Simpsons spokesperson’s word on the topic- The Simpsons show-runner Al Jean also explained that the episode is not trying to copy The Lego Movie, saying: "None of us saw the movie until very late in the process — long after our story was set." Matt Selman added: "Any similarities are completely ...


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At least in the LEGO Movie, my impression was that the actions of the LEGO characters were led by the boy. The conflicts in the LEGO storyline were the kid acting out his own conflicts with his father. The father wanted to Krazy Glue (Kragl) all the LEGOs together so they couldn't be played with. The father considered himself a master builder, and ...


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Because it’s funny. Only toward the end do we finally realize this is all happening within the mind of an imaginative boy who is playing a game. All the time before that, we are amused (laughing in my case) with the Legos that are used to mimic shapes that move around and interact. The artists making the movie intentionally never actually achieved effects ...


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The way I took it as that both universes exist side by side (and not subservient to each other) and incidents in one universe affect the other. The causality traffic might seem a bit heavy sided towards Finn's universe being the dominant one, but on closer look you see that this isn't completely true. The Man Upstairs' LEGO policies have certainly shaped ...


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You should watch The LEGO Movie first. First of all, if you're interested in the second part, the first one is also for you. It's hard to describe the best parts without spoilers, so let's just say that when it comes to The LEGO Movie, everything is awesome. As the title suggests, the stories are directly connected - in the sense that the second film starts ...


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I believe Emmet's movements can be explained in a similar way as in Toy Story. The toys each have an individual personality and autonomy, but those personalities and autonomous actions are affected by the person playing with the toys. This would mean that a large portion of the movie consisted of the characters acting in and of themselves. This makes ...


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This is probably because he's thought about it before. When they were inside his mind he was able to build one easy enough without much brain power but struggled to build other, more complicated objects. Plus he talks like he has thought over the couch before thinking it was a good idea which could help prove that he even may of thought how you could build ...


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I doubt anyone on this forum knows exactly what was used, but typically it is a host of products that combine to produce the finished movie. I found this article which describes the software used in Avatar. The list includes: Autodesk Maya (most shots) Pixar Renderman for Maya Autodesk SoftImage XSI Luxology Modo (model design, e.g. the Scorpion) ...


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I haven't seen the second film either, but my understanding is that it is a direct sequel to the first. Specifically, it takes place five years later, with Emmett's world being besieged by Lego Duplo aliens. These aliens appear at the end of the first film, and only by watching that film can you fully understand the context of where they came from and why ...


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I haven't seen the second film, but it's likely there are plenty of references to the first movie, and that you'll enjoy this second one more if you know the characters and understand those callbacks. But I wouldn't expect such knowledge to be a requirement. Note that the movie also contains a number of characters from the DC Universe, and at least one of ...


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