Things are certainly looking pretty good for LEGO at the moment. With their upcoming The LEGO Batman Movie hitting theaters next week. You could understandably believe that all the bases have been covered in regards to things involving both LEGO and Batman.
[Via] Warner Bros. Pictures
I must admit that I did a double take after watching that extended trailer. Are they actually showcasing the likes of The Gentleman Ghost?!
Moreover they also decided to shine the spotlight on Calendar Man?
In addition to including that villain who is surely the top of your list as well as mine. The one and only Edward Nygma aka The Riddler!
Of course I would be hard pressed to ignore that in the trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie we see the Justice League. Or more like the Super Friends with the addition of some of the characters from Challenge of the Super Friends. Check out the image below – you can make out Black Vulcan, Apache Chief, Samurai, as well as the Wonder Twins and even Gleek!
So with all of that being included in the upcoming LEGO Batman film, you might think there is nothing to add. In this case Kyle Roberts and Nathan Poppe’s hard work would prove you wrong. As a matter of fact with over 27,000 views already. The duo have proven there is more than enough desire to see some form of a stop motion LEGO Batman: The Animated Series. Or at the very least the opening to the vintage show. Albeit a slightly different opening to the now legendary 1992 to 1995 weekday series.
Now if you might be wondering as to why Roberts and Poppe created this. I think that Kyle and Nathan explain it best in that YouTube upload:
“I can safely say my childhood wouldn’t have been the same without Batman or LEGO. It only felt natural to see them combined in stop motion heaven,” said Poppe.
“I remember coming home from school almost every day and turning on this show. It’s one of my all time favorites. It was for sure a labor of love recreating this intro,” Roberts says.
“It took more than 1,000 photos, 40 hand drawn backgrounds and more than 300 hours of work to complete this stop motion project. Paired with Belgium composer Joris Hermy’s sweeping soundtrack, this tribute is a work of art and a fun, nostalgic trip for Batman fans of all sizes. Joris scored all of the ‘Bad Days’ animated episodes over at MarvelousTV. Tighten your utility belt and get ready to click “watch again” to catch all the Easter eggs.”
The fan made project is certainly good enough to watch more than once in an attempt to find those Easter Eggs. While you do that…if you will excuse me…I have a flying rat to contend with!