If you or the young ones need something to stream over the holiday break, YouTube will be hosting the original 2014 hit “The LEGO Movie” for free. After a $69M opening the film went on to make over $469M worldwide, so odds are good that almost everyone has seen it, but it’s free and available to everyone this weekend.
YouTube will start streaming the movie for fee this Friday, the franchise just released the trailer for the upcoming sequel earlier this week and the studio hopes to spark interest in the franchise before the follow-up hits theaters. The sequel is called “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” and that project is currently scheduled to release in theaters in February.
The first film in the ever expanding franchise featured the voices of Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Arnett. The original helped spinoff “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” and “The LEGO Batman Movie” in 2017. Will Arnett once again voiced the role of LEGO Batman for the project, which brought in over $311M for Warner Bros. Pictures. “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” didn’t do as well, only bringing in $123M worldwide.
YouTube only recently started showing ad-support movies for free, at least legitimate streams OK’d by the studios, there has always been pirated versions of films and episodes on the platform. MGM has hits like “Rocky” on the site, which also has the “Creed II” spinoff to promote.
As for the big sequel, that will bring in ‘Sweet Mayhem,’ played by Stephanie Beatriz from NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. Starring alongside Beatriz in the film are Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Tiffany Haddish, and Arturo Castro. Behind the scenes, the movie was directed by Mike Mitchell and Trisha Gum. The film was produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee.
You can set a reminder to catch “The LEGO Movie” this weekend on YouTube if you need a quick movie to keep you busy. If you rather stream some free holiday magic, there’s also a long list of favorite holiday film included with your Prime Membership right here on Amazon that you can watch anytime.
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