15 april 2009

LEGO Bionicle komt weer op DVD: The Legend Reborn!
Billund (Denemarken) - BIONICLE Legends nemen het tv scherm over met een Direct-to-Video titel, deze herfst.

LEGO Group, Tinseltown Toons, en Universal Studios Home Entertainment werken samen aan een BIONICLE home entertainment avontuur dat zijn gelijke niet kent. 

De LEGO Groep, 's werelds grootste constructie speelgoed fabrikant, heeft samenwerking gesloten met Tinseltown Toons en Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Ze hebben het plan opgevat om BIONICLE weer op dvd uit te brengen in een nieuwe film. De titel van de nieuwe dvd BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn.

De film, compleet gemaakt in spectaculaire CGI animatie, laat een nieuw hoofdstuk uit het BIONICLE verhaal zien en bevat de stem van Michael Dorn, bekend van zijn rol als Lieutenant Worf bij Star Trek: The Next Generation, als Mata Nui.

"We zijn erg blij om te kunnen aankondigen dat het BIONICLE verhaal weer op dvd uitkomt," zegt Jill Wilfert, vice president, entertainment van de LEGO Groep. "BIONICLE is een thema dat zich goed leent voor dit soort uitgaven. Tinseltown Toons en Universal Studios Home Entertainment hebben goed werk afgeleverd met deze nieuwe verhaallijn in de BIONICLE legende."

LEGO Bionicle comes to DVD again: Bionicle The Legend Reborn
Billund (Denmark) - BIONICLEŽ Legends Take Over the Small Screen in a Direct-to-Video Feature This Fall

- LEGO Group, Tinseltown Toons, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment team up for a BIONICLE home entertainment adventure like no other

The LEGO Group, the world's leading construction toy manufacturer, has partnered with Tinseltown Toons and Universal Studios Home Entertainment to bring its best-selling BIONICLEŽ franchise to life on the small screen this fall with a new, direct-to-video release titled BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn.

The film, completely rendered in spectacular CGI animation, showcases a new chapter in the BIONICLE story and features the voice of Michael Dorn, best-known for his role as Lieutenant Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation, as Mata Nui.

"We're thrilled to see the BIONICLE story on the small screen again," said Jill Wilfert, vice president, entertainment at the LEGO Group. "BIONICLE is a property that lends itself extremely well to this type of experience. Tinseltown Toons and Universal Studios Home Entertainment have done an excellent job in capturing the essence of the BIONICLE storyline."

The Story

Once a great and powerful ruler, Mata Nui finds himself stripped of his stature and ousted to a remote, decaying wasteland - a desert junkyard. Local villagers scavenge the remains, building shelters, survival gear and arenas where each village's best gladiator is pitted against another to end disputes. Mata Nui, in search of a way home, finds himself in the middle of one of those battles.

However, when Mata Nui leaves the arena triumphant, he is as surprised as the villagers, who then ask him to fight their real enemies, the Skrall and the Bone Hunters. United with his band of gladiators, he struggles to unite a devastated land and find the secret to reclaiming his own lost empire. But a bigger secret awaits...

"BIONICLE offers a rich universe of exciting characters engaged in an enduring battle of good versus evil," said Joshua Wexler of Tinseltown Toons. "It's been a thrill to work with the LEGO team and Universal to bring these characters to life and create a gripping, action-packed motion picture that adds another layer to the ongoing BIONICLE story."

Living the Legend

Children can re-live the epic gladiator battles in August, when a line of new constructible action figures featured in the film launches. Six mighty Glatorian figures and a variety of the Skrall and Bone Hunters featured in the film will range in price from $6.99 to $89.99.