Jen Yamato contributed to this report.
The words “everything is awesome,” which became the title of the theme song for what is expected to be a $69.1M+ mega-hit The Lego Movie, were written into the script well before Mark Mothersbaugh even began scoring the animated pic. The man behind the soundtrack of such diverse fare as Wes Andersen’s The Royal Tenenbaums, Sony’s animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and TV shows like HBO’s Big Love said he had to come up with an entirely different sound. “When I saw early cuts of the movie, and there were tiny Lego bricks forming a wave, forming the explosion cloud and when he turns on the shower, water comes out as Lego blocks, so I had to think to myself, what is the sound of that universe? What is the sound of Lego?”
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On the heels of Andy Samberg’s Golden Globe win last night for his work on Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox this morning announced it had sealed a multi-year deal with The Lonely Island, forming a new alternative comedy development venture. Akiva Schaffer, Samberg and Jorma Taccone will develop an “alternative pipeline of next-generation comedy series” for the network. Through the new company, The Lonely Island will oversee the development of comedy projects that will be incubated through digital platforms, such as Hulu and Roku, with the ultimate goal of becoming full series on Fox, FX, FXX or other networks.
The Lonely Island is responsible for creating the popular SNL Digital Shorts, which spurred many water-cooler moments. Some notable shorts include D**k In A Box, Lazy Sunday, I’m On A Boat, Jack Sparrow, YOLO and The Natalie Portman Rap. In 2007, the trio won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for D**k In A Box, and a Peabody Award for the 2008/2009 season. Read More »