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First ‘Lego Movie’ trailer has something for everyone

Wonder Woman, wizards, Ninja Turtles, and Italian Renaissance painters—now in interlocking block form.
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Corrina Allen, June 19, 2013 11:33:06 AM

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have, uh, assembled an all-star cast for The Lego Movie, out early next February. Warner Bros. just released the first teaser trailer for the 3D computer animated feature and the stars featured in the ensemble cast may surprise you.

The Lego Movie sees a cadre of mini Master Builders unite to challenge the evil, Will Ferrell-voiced President Business. (I’m crossing my fingers for shades of Mugatu in this performance—Ferrell makes such a great villain.) Among the team of builders are Lego Batman, Lego Wonder Woman, and Lego Superman. There’s also the Green Ninja, an ’80s-era astronaut, a mermaid, the 2002 NBA All-Star team, and Michelangelos. (That ‘s’ is not a typo: both the Italian master and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figure into the story). And they’re all made of Lego, naturally.

Voiced by Parks and Recreation‘s Chris Pratt, Emmet is new to the elite team of builders, and his inclusion is the result of a case of mistaken identity. The heroes embark on a mission to stop Business (who’s bent on permanently gluing all of Legoland’s blocks together) and hilarity ensues—or so it would seem from the trailer.

The Lego Movie also features the vocal stylings of Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman. Check out the first teaser trailer below.

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