How ‘The Lego Movie 2’ Envisions the Apocalypse | Anatomy of a Scene

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How ‘The Lego Movie 2’ Envisions the Apocalypse | Anatomy of a Scene
How ‘The Lego Movie 2’ Envisions the Apocalypse | Anatomy of a Scene
This is Mike Mitchell, director of The Lego Movie. 2. The second part, all right here we are in Bricksburg, which has been destroyed by Duplo aliens, leaving it in apocalyptic and Lucy, and Emmet and battle. Caddy are checking out a new evolved alien that just arrived and she spotted Emmitt dancing. So it was a real challenge to make sure that, in the animation that we could only use Lego bricks that really exist in the real world, even though this is all done on the computer. So we make sure everything has a handmade feel and it were only using Lego, brick for everything, including the smoke, including the dust, including the explosions, and if you look closely everything’s Dusty, sometimes his fingerprints on the Lego. This is the master building a getaway car Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks. What is Fillmore designing new things with our production, designer Patrick hamburger and art, director, Kristen Anderson and but we’re also working hand-in-hand with Lego and as their building toy they’re, helping us design as well. So it’s like a back-and-forth and we had between artist and are animators and the toymaker’s as well as a blinker gag that I stole from a SpongeBob movie. I directed that was cut out and even that stream of smoke that everything is made out of a brick. I have Lee apocalypseburg is a nod to Mad Max without stealing from Mad Max, but it was really fun to do all these apocalyptic vehicles and this Dusty look, but all through the Whimsical lens. These Stars and Hearts are voiced by the children of our editors, Wyatt Jones, we’re Knights, and I believe there around seven years old when we recorded them.
Everything is chaos.

An early scene from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” takes us far from the cheery, friendly and yes, awesome world of the first movie. Bricksburg has become Apocalypseburg, under attack by Duplo invaders shooting adorably destructive hearts and stars.

But this is definitely, totally not stealing from “Mad Max.”

In this video, the director Mike Mitchell talks about rendering the scene in dusty shades of brown, using the film editor’s children to voice those stars and hearts, and plugging a discarded joke from a SpongeBob movie into the sequence.

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