Lego Movie’s Unikitty lands her own Cartoon Network series

Unikitty, The Lego Movie’s aggressively adorable creature who also has some denial issues to work out, is getting her own show, Cartoon Network announced yesterday. The official synopsis for the series—which is titled, simply, Unikitty!—hints at the character’s underlying ferociousness: “While she may be full of…

“And how come Batman doesn’t dance anymore?” The importance of the Dark Knight’s lighter side

Last spring, I encountered a feeling altogether new: There was a Batman movie in theaters, and I had no interest in seeing it. Everything surrounding Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice—the dishwater palette of its marketing material, the resurrection (and re-dispatching) of Thomas and Martha Wayne, the words “directed…

Rumor alert: Phil Lord and Chris Miller wanted for pretty much everything

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have a reputation for turning unlikely source material into box-office gold, as they did with 21 Jump Street, its followup 22 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, and—to a lesser extent—Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. So naturally, movie studios are eager for Lord and Miller to keep doing that,…

The Lego Movie was white people’s favorite film of 2014, statistics show

White people must love nostalgia, social satire, and being told “everything is awesome,” because they accounted for a whopping 64 percent of The Lego Movie’s audience, more than any other top-earning film of 2014. That data comes from a newly released 30-page MPAA report about movie audiences in 2014, which was…

Community’s Rob Schrab will direct the Lego Movie sequel

It’s becoming quite difficult to resist the urge to make an “Everything Is Awesome” joke as Variety reports that Warner Bros. has hired Community’s Rob Schrab to direct the hotly anticipated sequel to The Lego Movie. This will be Schrab’s feature-film directing debut; he previously directed episodes not only of our…