The LEGO Batman Movie: Exclusive look at how the film got its stop motion style

The film acts as a spin-off to 2014's wildly successful The LEGO Movie, with Will Arnett returning to the titular role 

Clarisse Loughrey
Thursday 15 June 2017 14:24
Comments
Exclusive: Making the Lego Batman Movie

Conventional wisdom states the LEGO franchise should have been doomed from the start. Animated movies based on a toy brand largely consisting of tiny bricks? That can't work out well, surely?

Yet, 2014's The LEGO Movie defied expectations to become one of the most heartily beloved animated films of recent years, with this year's The LEGO Batman Movie proving itself more than a worthy successor.

Ahead of the film's home entertainment release, a new featurette explores how animators crafted that unique stop-motion look, with each figure's rotation points determined by the rigging department.

It's a complex process that saw animators constantly experimenting with and tweaking a character's movement to get the perfect flow to a scene.

Directed by Chris McKay, The LEGO Batman Movie acts as a spin-off to The LEGO Movie; seeing Will Arnett return to the titular role in a stand-alone adventure which sees Batman attempt to save Gotham from a hostile takeover by the Joker - though he can only achieve success if he learns one very important lesson: the importance of teamwork.

Will Arnett discusses The Lego Batman Movie

Arnett is joined by the likes of Zack Galifianakis as the Joker, Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon, and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred.

The LEGO Batman Movie is out now on digital download and released on Blu-ray and DVD next Monday, 19 June.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in