The LEGO Movie (2014)
The LEGO Movie SynopsisThe LEGO® Movie is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) 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.
The LEGO Movie Release Date
In Theaters February 7, 2014
The LEGO Movie Credits
Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman
Written by: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Directed by: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Produced by: Dan Lin and Roy Lee
MPAA Rating: [ PG ]
Distributor: Warner Bros Pictures
External Info: The LEGO Movie Official Website
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