The Lego spin-off movie "Ninjago" features Charlie Bean as a director, and its producers include Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed "The Lego Movie." Dan Lin and Roy Lee are the movie's other producers.
Charlie Bean previously directed "Tron: Uprising" and episodes of the television show "Robotboy."
The "Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu" line of toys inspired a video game and television show on Cartoon Network, which debuted in 2011. Dan and Kevin Hageman created the Cartoon Network Ninjago show and were reportedly working on the screenplay for the Ninjago movie, according to ScreenRant.com. However, Warner Brothers has listed the film's screenwriters as Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley, as of August 2015.
The Lego universe of Ninjago involves a blend of Chinese and Japanese cultures. Its characters are associated with elemental properties such as fire, ice and lightning.
The "Ninjago" movie is one of three Lego movies in the works following the success of "The Lego Movie." Another movie in the works is "The Lego Movie 2," directed by Rob Schrab, who also directed the "G.I. Jeff" episode of "Community." The animation supervisor of "The Lego Movie," Chris McKay, is directing "Lego Batman." Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," is the film's scriptwriter.