NBCUNIVERSAL BRAND DEVELOPMENT AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE ANIMATED SHORT LEGO® JURASSIC WORLD: THE INDOMINUS ESCAPE
Universal City, Calif, September 27, 2016 – Based on Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, NBCUniversal Brand Development announced today that it has teamed up with the LEGO Group for the release of the animated short LEGO® Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape.
The animated short will be released online as a 5-part series, with weekly debuts on the Jurassic World and LEGO YouTube Channels. The trailer for the animated short will debut September 27; Part 1 in the series will premiere October 3. The series of five will then be combined to create a full 24-minute animated short and will be included with an exclusive 8-minute short that will be released on October 18, 2016, as part of a Jurassic World DVD bundle. LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape will be supported by a push across multiple NBCUniversal and LEGO Group digital platforms.
“Playing with the characters, dinosaurs, and environments of Jurassic World in LEGO form through the playsets and video games is one of the most popular ways for fans to experience the franchise,” said David O’Connor, Executive Vice President, Global Brand Marketing & Partnerships, Universal Pictures. “By creating new narratives and additional storytelling through this fun LEGO animated short, we’re able to showcase the lighter, more humorous side of the world’s most popular dinosaur brand.”
LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape synopsis:
When Simon Masrani accidentally destroys one of the park’s main attractions (he really should learn how to fly that helicopter!), he calls upon his trusted employee, Claire, to save the park! After some quick dino-DNA building in Dr. Wu’s lab, Claire comes up with the perfect solution that is sure to please Masrani and kids everywhere – The Indominus rex – the smartest, biggest, scariest and most hot dog-loving hybrid dinosaur ever created!
But when the Indominus eats all the hot dogs, it escapes from its pen in a hungry rage and it’s up to the talented and rugged dinosaur trainer Owen Grady to save the day. After a daring motorcycle chase that ends in a pile of bricks, Owen and Claire think they have the Indominus rex beat, but the hybrid is smarter than they thought.
After Claire creates a trap using some tasty treats, Owen quickly puts his training skills to the test and leads a pack of newly trained hybrid dinosaurs to battle the Indominus rex in an epic, action-packed finale!
Will Owen and Claire stop the Indominus rex and save the park before it’s too late? Find out in LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape!
EPISODES OF LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape include:
- September 27 - Trailer
- October 3 - Part 1
- October 4 - Part 2
- October 5 - Part 3
- October 6 - Part 4
- October 7- Part 5
Jurassic World Franchise
In 2015, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World became one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, grossing more than $1.67 billion at the global box office on its way to becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time. In 2018, executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Sequel. Producer Frank Marshall once again joins Spielberg in leading the team of filmmakers for the next chapter in the franchise. The film will be written by Jurassic World’s director Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg will be joined by Trevorrow as executive producer of the film.
About NBCUniversal Brand Development
NBCUniversal Brand Development (NBCUBD) drives expansion of the company’s intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, kids and family content, and consumer experiences globally. Along with franchise brand management, NBCUBD includes three lines of business: NBCUniversal Consumer Products, Universal Kids & Family Productions, and NBCUniversal Games and Digital Products. NBCUniversal Brand Development is a business segment of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA; London, UK; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials.
Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.
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