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There's Already a Sequel to 'The Lego Movie' in the Works

The new animated comedy The Lego Movie is coming out this weekend, but the studio behind it has already started work on a sequel. The Wrap reports that Jared Stern (The Internship, Mr. Popper's Penguins) has been hired to co-write the sequel with an unnamed writer. "Advanced market research" says that the movie will be a big hit when it comes out this weekend, and it's been receiving unanimous critical acclaim so far. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), The Lego Movie features a voice cast that includes Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick [...]

Watch the Trailer for 'The Lego Movie' Featuring Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, and Other People

Here's the trailer for The Lego Movie a new computer animated adventure comedy from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directing team behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the 21 Jump Street reboot. The voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman (typecast as a character called "Metalbeard"), Charlie Day, and yes, that's Will Arnett as the voice of Batman.

Jonah Hill, James Franco, and Kristen Wiig Voice Characters in Seth Rogen's R-Rated Animated Sausage Movie

Taking a more literal turn with their knack for making bro-centric movies, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are now making an R-rated animated movie called Sausage Party, The Wrap reports. The film — written by Rogen and Goldberg with This Is The End producers Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir — follows "one heroic piece of meat's quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, the sausage protagonist teams up with some new friends to embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket and return to their aisle before the Fourth of July sale." This Is The End's Rogen, James Franco, Jonah [...]

Tim Minchin Is Writing the Music and Lyrics for a DreamWorks Animated Film

Comedian Tim Minchin has been tapped by DreamWorks to do the music for a new animated film, the studio announced last week. The movie is set in Australia, where Minchin grew up, and it's called Larrikins, which is Australian slang for mischievous youth. Larrikins follows a marsupial venturing out of his family's burrow for a musical adventure across the Australian outback.

Minchin said in the press release, "I was lucky enough to grow-up in Western Australia and know that the Australian outback is vast and spell-binding and heart-stoppingly beautiful, and the characters that inhabit it are unique and hilarious and tough and cheeky. I am hugely excited to be [...]

Seth Rogen's R-Rated Animated Comedy 'Sausage Party' Is Moving Forward, Coming in 2015

For the past few years, Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg have been working on a raunchy animated comedy called Sausage Party, and Sony Pictures announced today that the project is moving forward. Sausage Party stars Rogen as the voice of a sausage who falls out of his shopping cart in the supermarket and goes on a quest, with his new friends, to get back to the shelf for the store's 4th of July sale. Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek 2) is directing the movie. Rogen and Goldberg are writing it alongside Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, two friends of theirs from Canada they brought to LA [...]

Phil Hartman's Comedy Album Is Being Turned Into an Animated Movie

In the late '70s, nearly a decade prior to landing on Saturday Night Live, the late Phil Hartman recorded an album called Flat TV, consisting of him performing various characters and sketches. The album was lost and unreleased until Hartman's brother John dug it up and put it out on CD in 2002, and now, an animation studio is developing it into a film. Worker Studios has teamed up with Phil's brother Paul Hartmann (Phil dropped the extra 'n' at the end of his last name when he went into show business) on the project. Flat TV is a 22-track album of sketches written by and starring Hartman [...]