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A new The Lego Movie featurette has been released online, and it features many of the characters talking about how great their voice actors are.

Though it may seem on the surface that The Lego Movie would likely be just another instance of the movie and toy industries trying to bank off each other and the kids they suck in, it’s luckily turning out to not be that at all.

Directed by Chris Lord and Phil Miller, directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie is looking to be quite promising. The directors have gained a strong track record quite quickly, and with them writing and directing this film, it looks like it will rise above the product selling it could have easily been.

The first trailer that was released showed us that the film will parody both the characters and Legos themselves, and we can’t wait to see how this holds up during a full movie.

A new featurette was released on Apple, but we’ve embedded a YouTube version (via Collider).

It certainly was entertaining watching all of the characters talk about their voice actors, but listening to Morgan Freeman read the phonebook? Life made.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Chris Pratt (“Moneyball”) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (“The Campaign”) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (“Taken” and “Taken 2,” Oscar nominee for “Schindler’s List”) voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games,” Emmy nominee for “30 Rock”), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, “30 Rock”), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) as a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (NBC’s “Community”) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.

Are you looking forward to ‘The Lego Movie’?

  • Sarah

    Well I’m sold.

  • 7Starrchasers

    Hahaha I CANT WAIT FOR THIS!

  • Someone

    *the Lego/LEGO bricks themselves* instead of “Legos themselves” since the term “LEGO” or “Lego” is an adjective used to describe the bricks etc.

    • David Sullivan

      Yeah, I always cringe whenever I see this… is it a cultural thing? To clarify “LEGO” is the name of the company/brand, while their products are made from “LEGO bricks”, it’d be equivalent to calling Star Wars action figures “Hasbros”, there’s no such thing as “a Lego”. It works as shorthand and I know it’s just an honest mistake so I don’t want to sound like a jerk, but yes… I guess this is one of my own weaknesses, that I feel compelled to comment on this wherever I see it, haha. Even though it’s still technically wrong I do use “Lego” as a shorthand for “Lego products/bricks” though when referring to the actual, physical items. And Lego characters are “minifigures/minifigs”! :)

  • Rae

    Wait. Morgan Freeman isn’t playing God!? Who is Vitruvius? I watched the trailer and I could have sworn that was Morgan Freeman God.

    • David Sullivan

      That was always a very long shot, given that LEGO is notorious for staying away from anything that could be construed as religious; in their sets, religion, politics and modern military are the three big no-go areas as part of a drive to keep their toys “innocent”, which I don’t think is a bad thing in all.

    • fevasu

      I think a gandalf knock-off amost as cool as playing god I guess.

      • Miss Quinn

        Well, considering that Gandalf is a kind of “God” in the Tolkienverse….

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