Launched in 1998, Lego’s Ninja series wasn’t exactly the company’s most popular range, being discontinued just two years later.
However, in 2011, Lego decided to have another go at bringing ninja’s into childhood homes, releasing the TV series Ninjango alongside numerous toy sets.
Six series of the TV show - not including two pilots and a special - were released by Cartoon Network, being watched by children around the world.
Thanks to the success of The Lego Movie, Ninjango is being brought to the big screen, the first teaser trailer for which has just been released. Watch below.
Notably, Jackie Chan’s Sensei Wu makes a huge impression, while the six ninjas his character hires - voiced by Dave Franco, Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods and Abbi Jacobson - also make a brief appearance. Other voice actors who will appear as characters in Ninjango include Justin Theroux and Olivia Munn.
Unlike the TV series, the animation for The Lego Ninjago Movie will be in the same vein as The Lego Movie and the recently released The Lego Batman Movie. The full trailer will be available tomorrow.
The Lego Ninjago Movie was originally scheduled for 23 September 2016 release but was delayed by a year, until the 22 September 2017.
Meanwhile, Lego fans can catch The Lego Batman Movie in cinemas now.
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