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The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure is a 2024 American-Danish-Australian 3D computer-animated crossover superhero comedy film produced by the Warner Animation Group. It is the direct sequel to and is the first film in the franchise to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures since The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019). The first crossover film in the franchise, it is directed by Star vs. the Forces of Evil creator Daron Nefcy. It is also the fifth film in the franchise. It stars the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, Natalie Palamides, Olivia Olson, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Tom Kenny, Jennifer Hale, Roger L. Jackson, and Haley Mancini.

The LEGO Movie 3 was released on February 9, 2024 in 2D, 3D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX 3D by Warner Bros. Pictures, and was well-received by critics and audiences alike, praising the animation, voice acting, character appearances, humor, style, soundtrack, and visuals. With a worldwide gross of over $1 billion worldwide against a budget of $70 million, the film outgrossed each of the previous LEGO films in the series and became the seventh highest-grossing film of 2024. A sequel is in development.

Synopsis

Plot

Cast

The LEGO Movie characters

  • Chris Pratt as Emmet Brickowski, an everyman, construction worker and inexperienced Master Builder from Bricksburg.
  • Elizabeth Banks as Lucy / Wyldstyle, a Master Builder and Emmet’s girlfriend.
  • Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne / Batman, a DC Comics superhero who is a Master Builder
  • Alison Brie as Princess Unikitty, a Master Builder who is a unicorn-horned cat who turns red when angry.
  • Charlie Day as Benny, a Master Builder who is a spaceship-obsessed 1980's spaceman
  • Nick Offerman as MetalBeard, a Master Builder who is a large bionic pirate with a severed head after he lost his original body in an earlier encounter with Lord Business' forces
  • Stephanie Beatriz as General Sweet Mayhem, an intergalactic mini-doll who is the intergalactic naval commander and law enforcer of the Syspocalypstar Armed Forces and currently works under the orders of Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi.
  • Tiffany Haddish as Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi, the shape-shifting alien queen of the Systar System that was made by Emmet as a heart. Her name is a pun on the phrase "whatever I want to be", itself a descriptor of her shape-shifting abilities, which are displayed when she changes into multiple forms throughout the movie.
  • Will Ferrell as President Business, the former President of the Octan Corporation and the LEGO World, who served as the main antagonist of the first film.
  • Ben Schwartz as Banarnar, a sentient banana peel who is a citizen and the perpetual jester of Syspocalypstar.
  • Sofia Carson as Susan, a mini-doll who is one of Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi's servants.
  • Noel Fielding as Balthazar, a sparkly-faced teenage vampire describing himself as an "attractive and non-threatening teen vampire" who is a citizen and the spa expert/DJ of Syspocalypstar.
  • Richard Ayoade as Ice Cream Cone, a talking ice cream cone and Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi's butler.
  • Jeff Bergman as:
    • Bugs Bunny
    • Sylvester the Cat
    • Yosemite Sam
  • Fred Tatasciore as the Tasmanian Devil
  • Paul Julian (archival recordings) as the Road Runner
  • Kath Soucie as Lola Bunny
  • Bob Bergen as Tweety Bird
  • Candi Milo as Granny
  • Grey Griffin as Prince Puppycorn
  • Kate Micucci as Dr. Fox
  • Roger Craig Smith as:
    • Hawkodile
    • Richard
  • Eric Bauza as:
    • Master Frown
    • Daffy Duck
    • Porky Pig
    • Foghorn Leghorn
    • Elmer Fudd
    • Speedy Gonzales
    • Marvin the Martian
  • H. Michael Croner as Brock
  • Michael Cera as Dick Grayson / Robin, an orphan who is adopted by Bruce Wayne, and becomes a sidekick to Batman.
  • Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon / Batgirl, the newly-elected police commissioner of Gotham.
  • Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, the Wayne family's butler, and Bruce's parent figure and only confidant.
  • Zach Galifianakis as Joker, a clown-themed villain in Gotham City and Batman's archenemy.
  • Jenny Slate as Harley Quinn, The Joker's girlfriend and accomplice.
  • Channing Tatum as Clark Kent / Superman, a DC Comics superhero who is one of the Master Builders.
  • Jonah Hill as Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, a DC Comics superhero who is one of the Master Builders.
  • Cobie Smulders as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman a DC Comics superhero who is an ambassador of the Amazon people as well as a Master Builder.
  • Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman, a DC Comics superhero who is the king of Atlantis and is also a Master Builder.
  • Khary Payton as Victor Stone / Cyborg, a DC Comics superhero and a Master Builder.
  • Adam DeVine as Barry Allen / The Flash, a DC Comics superhero and a Master Builder.
  • Ike Barinholtz as Lex Luthor, a Master Builder and former arch-enemy of Superman.
  • Zosia Mamet as Kara Zor-El / Supergirl, a DC Comics superhero who is one of the Master Builders.
  • Dave Franco as Lloyd, the Green Ninja, leader of the Secret Ninja Force, Lord Garmadon and Koko's son and Master Wu's nephew.
  • Michael Peña as Kai, the red Ninja of Fire and Nya's brother.
  • Fred Armisen as Cole, the black Ninja of Earth.
  • Kumail Nanjiani as Jay, the blue Ninja of Lightning.
  • Zach Woods as Zane, the white Ninja of Ice.
  • Abbi Jacobson as Nya, the silver Ninja of Water, Kai's sister, and Jay's crush.
  • Jackie Chan as Master Wu, the wisecracking leader of the group, Lord Garmadon's brother and Lloyd's uncle.
  • Justin Theroux as Lord Garmadon, the Lord of Evil, an evil warlord, the father of Lloyd, the ex-husband of Koko and the brother of Master Wu.
  • Olivia Munn as Koko, Lord Garmadon's ex-wife and Lloyd's mother. She was formerly known as the legendary "Lady Iron Dragon" when she worked as a warrior-queen.
  • Dove Cameron as Wonder Woman Mini-Doll
  • Kimaya Thais as Duplo Wonder Woman
  • Shannon Chan-Kent as Cleopatra, an Egyptian queen and Master Builder.
  • Chris McKay as Larry, a barista who works in Syspocalypstar in his coffee shop.
  • Doug Nicholas as Sprinkle Dave, formerly Surfer Dave, Chainsaw Dave, and Purgatory Dave, who is a citizen of Syspocalypstar formerly known as Bricksburg and Apocalypseburg.
  • Todd Hansen as:
    • Gandalf, a wizard from Middle-earth and a Master Builder. Hansen reprises his role from the previous films.
    • The Swamp Creature, a gill-man from LEGO Monster Fighters and a Master Builder.
  • Daron Nefcy as:
    • Sherry Scratchen-Post, a cat lady who is a citizen of Syspocalypstar, formerly known as Bricksburg and Apocalypseburg.
    • Syspocalypstar Guards, royal guards who work for Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi where they protect her and help secure vital information.
  • Craig Berry as Blake, an actor who stars in the Octan Corporation's TV series Where Are My Pants?
  • Kaitlyn Robrock as Sharon Shoehorn, an actress who portrays the wife of Blake's character in Where Are My Pants?
  • Dwayne Johnson as Krypto the Superdog, Superman’s dog. Johnson reprises her role from DC League of Super-Pets, another Warner Animation Group film.
  • Kevin Hart as Ace the Bat-Hound, Batman’s dog. Hart reprises his role from DC League of Super-Pets, another Warner Animation Group film.
  • Eden Sher as:
    • Eight, an octopus who lives in Syspocalypstar
    • Panda, a Master Builder in a giant panda suit.
    • Ghost, a Master Builder who is a ghost.
  • Sawyer Jones, Kimaya Thais, Cora Miller, Graham Miller, Mia Allan, and Ella Allan as:
    • Duplo Aliens, a race of giant aliens made of Duplo blocks that come from the planet Duplo.
    • Stars, cute, little stars who are sometimes seen to be vomiting glitter.
    • Hearts, adorable, pink hearts who are actually bombs that detonate when they say "HELLO!"
    • Sparkle Babies, a gang of Syspocalypstar babies who live in the sewers and ride on the yellow stars.
  • Christopher Miller as:
    • Chocolate Bar, a sentient talking chocolate bar and a citizen of Syspocalypstar
    • Plantimals, plant-like creatures that reside in Syspocalypstar.
  • Olivia Olson as Marceline the Vampire Queen, a 1,000-year-old vampire queen from Adventure Time who appears in several scenes, including a running joke alluding to why her dad ate her fries from the episode “It Came from the Nightosphere”.
  • Jimmy O. Yang as Zebe, a brick-built lavender and black zebra who is one of the citizens of Syspocalypstar.
  • Will Forte as Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States and a Master Builder.
  • Alex Hirsch as Chad, a citizen of the Systar System who is the DJ of the Pop-Up Party Bus under the stage name Tempo.
  • Dana Davis as Amber, the singer and dancer of the Pop-Up Party Bus under the stage name Melody.

The Powerpuff Girls characters

  • Amanda Leighton as Blossom Utonium, the intelligent, dutiful, and kind-hearted of the Powerpuff Girls.
  • Kristen Li as Bubbles Utonium, the sweet and cheerful member of the Powerpuff Girls
  • Natalie Palamides as:
    • Buttercup Utonium, the tough but friendly member of the Powerpuff Girls
    • Barry Mackerbacker
  • Olivia Olson as Blisstina Francesa Francia Mariam Alicia “Bliss” Utonium, the fourth Powerpuff Girl who is much taller and having wider hips than the other Powerpuff Girls, and also has dark skin.
    • Toya Delazy voices Bliss in the African version, Wendy Ayche (Wengie) in the Australia and New Zealand version, Alesha Dixon in the UK version, Nancy Ajram in the Lebanon version, and Claudia Tagbo in the French version.
  • Tom Kenny as:
    • Professor Drake Utonium
    • The Mayor of Townsville
    • Mitch Mitchelson
    • Narrator
  • Jennifer Hale as:
    • Ms. Keane
    • Sedusa
    • Maribelle the Unicorn
  • Jennifer Martin as Ms. Bellum
  • Roger L. Jackson as Mojo Jojo
  • Haley Mancini as Princess Morbucks
  • Jim Cummings as Fuzzy Lumpkins
  • Tom Kenny and Jeff Bennett as:
    • Ace
    • Snake
    • Lil' Arturo
    • Grubber
    • Big Billy
  • Eric Bauza as:
    • Slim
    • Bossman
    • Junior
  • Jill Talley as Duplikate
  • Danny Cooksey as Brick, the leader of the Rowdyruff Boys
  • Greg Cipes as Boomer, a member of the Rowdyruff Boys
  • James Arnold Taylor as Butch, a member of the Rowdyruff Boys
  • Adam McArthur as Blake, the fourth Rowdyruff Boy
  • Fred Tatasciore as:
    • HIM
    • Nick LaNobodyKnows
  • Maurice LaMarche as:
    • Pug-Faced Paulie
    • Manboy
  • Jake Goldman as Jared Shapiro
  • Lily Vonnegut as Bianca Bikini
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Barbarus Bikini
  • Jason Kaye as Gnat
  • Josh Fadem as Donny the Unicorn
  • Nicole Oliver as Maribelle the Unicorn
  • Kate Higgins as Maylyn
  • Jason Spisak as Silico and Packrat
  • Anais Fairweather as Jemoire
  • Roger Craig Smith as:
    • Schedulebot
    • Bob LaGrange
  • Anais Fairweather as Jemoire
  • Cindy Robinson as Erika the Red
  • Rob Paulsen as Rubber Bandit

Live-action human characters

  • Jadon Sand as Finn, a young adult in the real world, whose imagination drives the events happening in the LEGO universe.
  • Brooklynn Prince as Bianca, Finn's younger sister, who is the first reason why the aliens from the planet Duplo attacked Bricksburg, and the other reason why Apocalypseburg and the Systar System had to unite in peace.
  • Maya Rudolph as Mom, the unnamed mother of Finn and Bianca. She previously brought in "Armamageddon" ("Our mama gets in") before reverting it.
  • Will Ferrell as The Man Upstairs, a LEGO collector who is Finn and Bianca's father.

Other characters of the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls, including the Pug Thugs, the Derbytantes, and the Cash Money Crew are set to appear in the film.

Additionally Classic Aquaman, Mermaid, Kenny, Lenny, Jenny, Denny, an orange 1980s LEGO spaceman, a black 1980s LEGO spaceman, a green 1980s LEGO spaceman, Scribble Cop, Ghost Vitruvius, Ripley, Connor, The Other One, Lord Vampyre, Chicken Suit Guy, Crayon Girl, Fox Girl, Giraffe Man, Hula Lula, Watermelon Dude, and Cheetah, appear, but have no dialogue.

Wile E. Coyote, Gossamer, K-9, Charlie Dog, The Three Bears, The Crusher, Witch Hazel, Sam Sheepdog, Rocky and Mugsy, Playboy Penguin and Nasty Canasta also appear in non-speaking roles.

Frank the Foreman, Barry, Fred, Gail, Randy, Wally, Dr. McScrubs, Executive Ellen, Fabu-Fan, Garbage Man Dan, Garbage Man Grant, Ice Cream Jo, Ice Cream Mike, Kebab Bob, Plumber Joe, Alfie the Apprentice, the Taco Tuesday guy, Sharkira, Maddox, Mo-Hawk, Fuse, and Roxxi also appear, along with Risky Business, without any dialogue.

Bane, Catwoman, Clayface, Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Mr. Freeze, Orca, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Riddler, Scarecrow, Two-Face, Feebee, Squarebear, Dino Dude, Kickflip, Sssnake, Beatsby, Penny, Stocko, Beau, Buzz, and Cloud Berry also appear without any dialogue, alongside all of Garmadon’s generals. They all previously appeared in the spin-off films The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie, as well as the television series UniKitty!.

Characters from LEGO Monkie Kid, LEGO Speed Champions, LEGO Friends, LEGO Elves, LEGO Chima, LEGO Nexo Knights, LEGO Vidiyo, LEGO Hero Factory, LEGO The Hobbit, LEGO Fabuland, and LEGO Hidden Side also make non-speaking appearances.

Additional Master Builder voices include Eric Bauza, Nika Futterman, Kari Wahlgren, Fred Tatasciore, Lloyd Sherr, Jess Harnell, Tara Strong, Catherine Cavadini, E.G. Daily, Seth Green, Audrey Wasilewski, Maryke Hendriske, Justin Roiland, Tabitha St. Germain, Debi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Cathy Weseluck, Christopher Miller, and S. Scott Bullock.

Production

Development

During an interview with Moviefone on February 7, 2019, Chris Pratt (Emmet's voice actor) expresses his idea for a potential third film in the series.

However, following The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part's disappointing box office returns, Warner Bros. allowed their film rights with LEGO to expire. LEGO has later entered in negotiations with Universal Pictures for a new first-look deal. While the original characters and film are owned by Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures will develop and distribute future LEGO films (such as own films and spin-off). Dan Lin is expected to remain as producer through his company Rideback. In April 2020, the deal with Universal was set for a 5-year film deal.

On March 2022, AT&T and Comcast were in plans to merge WarnerMedia with NBCUniversal to form a new company under the new name "WarnerUniversal", after AT&T decided to cancel the WarnerMedia/Discovery merger, which would have been "Warner Bros. Discovery", originally going to merge in mid-2022, but was eventually cancelled by March 2022. The deal was expected to close on January 29, 2024. AT&T owned 50% of the new company, and Comcast owned the other 50%. This caused The LEGO Movie franchise to move back to Warner Bros., thus leaving Universal Pictures except for an untitled LEGO Movie film, which is now the only film in the franchise to be distributed by Universal Pictures.

As a result of The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure starting production, Cartoon Network Studios even brought back the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls on May 20, 2022 for three more seasons (Seasons 4, 5, and 6), making this reboot conclude after six seasons (as well as the musical movie), the same amount as the 1998 series. All cringe and toilet humor in this reboot were permanently removed from the series (meaning no more twerking or outdated memes from Season 4 onward), as musical numbers, a lot of heart, and heartwarming messages were put in to replace the cringe and toilet humor previously used in Seasons 1-3. Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, and Natalie Palamides improved on their voice acting on Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The trio in Seasons 4-6 the reboot was added up to four, with Blisstina being the newest member of the group.

Starting with Season 4, the animators stopped using the digital ink and paint method for animating the episodes, resulting in traditional animation no longer being used for the series. Starting with Season 4, the animation studio for the series switched over to have 2 animation studios, which are Copernicus Studios and Bardel Entertainment in Canada, and as a result of that, the animators at the 2 aforementioned studios started animating the series using 2D animation and CGI computer graphics. The characters were 2D animated with Toon Boom Harmony, while the rest was animated in CGI with CG Maya (backgrounds, vehicles, trees, robots, etc). Soon after, Copernicus Studios provided all the 2D animation with Toon Boom Harmony, and Bardel Entertainment also provided some additional 2D animation with Toon Boom Harmony, but provided all the CGI with CG Maya, meaning Brdel Entertainment provided all of the 3D/CGI animation for the series. The developers decided to animate everything (backgrounds, houses, trees, water (oceans, lakes, pools, and ponds), buildings, the sky, places (the inside of the places as well), all types of vehicles (land vehicles, sea vehicles, air vehicles, helicopters, planes, blimps, submarines, etc.) in CGI, except the characters (except in scenes where it would be too hard to put the 2D animated versions of the characters, which so they were also animated in CGI), so they can give it more realism and sometimes put the camera like in a real scene wherever they like.

All of the CGI has been made in the same style, same frame rate, and same lighting as in the racing game by Playground Games (now part of Xbox Game Studios) Forza Horizon 5. In addition, the characters were sometimes given the same shading as the backgrounds to further match it. The frame rate for the 2D animation has also been changed to match the same as with the CGI animation. Additionally, everything (backgrounds, houses, trees, water (oceans, lakes, pools, and ponds), buildings, the sky, places (the inside of the places as well), all types of vehicles (land vehicles, sea vehicles, air vehicles, helicopters, planes, blimps, submarines, etc.), minus the Utonium Residence house (even if animated in CGI), has been made to be realistic and look a lot like in Forza Horizon 5, Microsoft’s amateur flight simulator program for Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Xbox Cloud Gaming Microsoft Flight Simulator (air vehicles), and the multi-platform game by Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto V Xbox Series X/S edition (buildings, houses, trees, buildings, the sky, places (the inside of the places as well), trees, water (oceans, lakes, pools, and ponds), and all land vehicles,). Because of the CGI used, The City of Townsville has then been made to look so realistic, and has been made to look a whole lot like Los Santos from Grand Theft Auto V. However, some parts have also been made to look like New York City.

In some scenes where it would be too hard to put in the 2D animated characters into the CGI animated vehicles, the crew at Bardel Entertainment made CGI versions of the characters to put in the backgrounds or vehicles to substitute the 2D animated versions of the characters.

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup will also improve on their singing (on the musical numbers) during these seasons, and Blisstina will have an amazing singing voice (provided by Olivia Olson/Alesha Dixon in the UK, African, and Australian versions). for the musical numbers.

The fourth season will be in 2022, the fifth season will be from 2023-2024, and the sixth and final season will be in 2024.

Starting with Season 4, the series would have a new theme song which was sung by Blossom (Amanda Leighton), Bubbles (Kristen Li), Buttercup (Natalie Palamides), and Bliss (Olivia Olson). It was also used for the end credits in the film.

Starting with these seasons, Blossom redeemed herself back to being an intelligent, dutiful, and kind-hearted leader and abandon her “stereotypical, bratty, and mean-spirited” personality, Bubbles redeemed herself back to being the sweet and cheerful member of the four, while also having an amazing singing voice, her own Ice Form (based on the Ice Form/Suit Power-up from Super Mario), a kind heart, and a passion to grow up to become old and wise, and of course, she will abandoned her “psychotic, annoying, goody-two-shoes crybaby” personality, Buttercup abandoned her “complete bully” personality, banish all “butt-jokes” from her life forever, and redeemed herself into a tough but friendly model to her family and friends, and Blisstina appeared in more episodes of the reboot in Seasons 4-6, as she resigned as the member of the Universal Protection Bureau so that she will spend more time with her sisters, fight crime, and save Townsville alongside them; she also attended school with them.

One of the other additions to this reboot is that Blisstina has her own bedroom, with a front doorway that leads straight to the Girls’ bedroom. The original songs for Seasons 4, 5, and 6 of the 2016 iteration of The Powerpuff Girls were written by The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part songwriter Jon Lajoie. The soundtrack album for the reboot was available on WaterTower Music. Seasons 4-6 also marked the return of Sedusa and Ms. Bellum, with Jennifer Hale and Jennifer Martin reprising their roles respectively. As a result of being renewed for three more seasons, the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls aired on the Cartoon Network channel again.

The first episode of Season 4 focused on Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, and Professor Utonium giving Bliss a new room, after she quit the UPB to spend time with her family, while the second episode focused on Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, and Bliss attending space camp for two weeks, and Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup explain to Bliss the events of Home, Sweet Homesick, while the four try the park attractions and carnival rides, and the third episode featured Ms. Bellum returning to Townsville after she cut her vacation days short due to missing him. In the fourth episode, it’s time to pay the taxes, and while Bubbles is paying the taxes for Professor Utonium, she realizes Blossom was spending lots of money to build ScheduleBot 2. After she realizes who will pay the taxes after Bubbles left, Blossom goes in and tries to pay them, but since she didn’t know how to, she ends up writing they “made 4 cents.” However, she gets in big trouble with the IRS as soon as they find out. According to the IRS, under the 2nd amendment of the federal Townsville tax bureau, the tax fraud she has committed is very illegal. This eventually lands her in jail, while she meets up with Princess Morbucks, who got stuck in jail for tax evasion as well (Note: This is the first episode where Buttercup doesn’t appear at all. Also, this episode is a parody to the SMG4 episode Mario Commits Tax Fraud).

Danny Cooksey, Greg Cipes, and James Arnold Taylor voiced Brick, Boomer, and Butch respectively in Seasons 4-6, The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure, and The Powerpuff Girls: The Movie: Generations. Adam McArthur will voice Blake, the fourth Rowdyruff Boy. These seasons were in tandem with the live-action reboot of The Powerpuff Girls on The CW.

Seasons 4-6 will have 1 or 2 songs for each episode. If it’s a double length episode, then it will have 3 songs. Each song will last 1 minute and 45 seconds. The narrator will also come back in Seasons 4, 5, and 6.

Starting with Season 4, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup went back to wearing their nightgowns for sleepwear. In addition, Bliss also had her own nightgown for sleepwear in light purple. She also had her own swimsuit.

Starting with Season 4, the intro and end credits will be updated to include Blisstina Utonium (with Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup still intact), with Craig McCracken coming back to Cartoon Network to join the 2016 collaborators.

The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure takes place between the fifth and sixth seasons of the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls, and The Powerpuff Girls: The Movie: Generations takes place after the sixth and final season.

On May 3, 2023, Jared Stern was hired to write the sequel, along with Michelle Morgan. On May 12, 2023, Deadline reported that animation co-director Chris McKay would direct the sequel with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as producers. On June 3, 2023, it was reported that McKay wanted the sequel to be a crossover. On July 28, 2023, it was reported that Chris Pratt wanted to return to reprise his role as Emmet. It was also reported that Will Arnett might return to reprise his role as Batman.

It was reported that Lord and Miller had signed on to write The LEGO Movie 3. On October 30, it was announced that Australia-based animation studio Animal Logic was in talks to produce the next four LEGO films (though the deal was not finalized at the time) and the New South Wales government would make financial contributions to all the films. On November 12, during an interview with BBC News, Lord and Miller revealed that there would be more characters from the Warner Bros., Warner Animation Group, DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, and Cartoon Network library featured in the film, as well as the ones from the previous four LEGO movies.

On December 24, 2023, Star vs. the Forces of Evil creator and CalArts alumna Daron Nefcy was announced as the film's director. Miller announced that the first draft of the script was completed. Production started in Canada on March 31, 2022. In an interview with Collider, producer Dan Lin confirmed that Lord & Miller were rewriting the script during production. Also Lin said that the sequel was going to be a crossover with the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls.

The production of the film took advantage of Animal Logic's latest update to its trace renderer, Glimpse, to improve on-screen detail and depth-of-field.

Writing

The LEGO Movie 3's narrative starts after the events of the The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, just as Finn and Bianca reconcile and start playing together. The animation team explored multiple design styles for each playset that is within the LEGO version of the City of Townsville, and developed new animation approaches for some of these styles, including using fewer frames as in inbetweening.

According to Lord and Miller, each LEGO Movie takes place in the imagination of a child. Miller explained that “we wanted to try and tell a more complicated and sophisticated version of that story, where we had two different imaginations coming together. And part of the fun of the movie is trying to figure out what’s happening in the world of the LEGO."

Casting

Voice actors and actresses from the last four films in the franchise, such as Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Stephanie Beatriz, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Alison Brie, Tiffany Haddish, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, Zach Woods, Fred Armisen, Michael Peña, Kumail Nanjani, Abbi Jacobson, Ben Schwartz, Richard Ayoade, Noel Fielding, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill returned to voice their roles, with Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, Natalie Palamides, Olivia Olson, Tom Kenny, Jennifer Hale, Jennifer Lopez, Roger L. Jackson, and Haley Mancini joining the cast.

Music

Phil Lord confirmed that his and Miller's frequent collaborator Mark Mothersbaugh composed the score for the film. Director Daron Nefcy revealed that the movie's soundtrack will feature various original songs performed by Megan Thee Stallion, J Balvin, SZA, The Lonely Island, Saweetie, Doja Cat, KAROL G, Cardi B, GALXARA, Swae Lee, Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Dua Lipa, Juicy J, Kygo, Anne-Marie, Clean Bandit, Troye Sivan, Bebe Rexha, JP Cooper, Becky G, Daddy Yankee, Jonas Blue, Camila Cabello, TINI, and Ozuna, and will also incorporate various other songs, especially “Everything Is Awesome” by Jo Li, “Everything Is Awesome (Tween Dream Remix)” by Garfunkel & Oates featuring Eban Schletter, “Super Cool” by Beck, Robyn, and The Lonely Island, “Catchy Song” by Dillon Francis, T-Pain, and That Girl Lay Lay, “Mr. Saxobeat” by Alexandra Stan, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65, “Turn Me Up” by Carly Rae Jepsen, “From the Ground Up” by Laura Shigihara, “Most Girls” by Hailee Steinfeld, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears for Fears, “Everytime We Touch” by CASCADA, “Caramelldansen” by Caramell, “Pretty Boy” by M2M, “One Step at a Time” by Jordin Sparks, “Space Unicorn” by Parry Gripp, “The Zombie Song” by Stephanie Mabey, “Invincible (from “The LEGO Batman Movie”)” by Kirsten Arian, “Haven’t You Noticed (I’m a Star) (from “Steven Universe”)” by Olivia Olson, “Unity” by TheFatRat, “Live My Life” by Far East Movement and Justin Beiber, “Perfect Two” by Auburn, “Walking in the Jungle” by Super Simple Songs, “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, and Wiley, “Heroes (from “The LEGO Ninjago Movie”)” by Blaze n Vill, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua, and “I Don’t Know Why” by NOTD and Astrid S.

Songs

Movie Music

  • Super Cool - Beck, Robyn, The Lonely Island
  • Everything Is Awesome (Tween Dream Remix) - Garfunkel and Oates, Eban Schletter
  • Everything Is Awesome - Jo Li
  • Catchy Song - Dillon Francis, T-Pain, That Girl Lay Lay
  • Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
  • Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65
  • Turn Me Up - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • From the Ground Up - Laura Shigihara
  • Most Girls - Hailee Steinfeld
  • Everybody Wants To Rule the World - Tears for Fears
  • Everytime We Touch - CASCADA
  • Caramelldansen - Caramell
  • Pretty Boy - M2M
  • One Step at a Time - Jordin Sparks
  • Space Unicorn - Parry Gripp
  • The Zombie Song - Stephanie Mabey
  • Invincible (from "The LEGO Batman Movie") - Kirsten Arian
  • Haven't You Noticed (I'm a Star) - Olivia Olson
  • Unity - TheFatRat
  • OUT OUT - Jax Jones, Charli XCX, Saweetie
  • Perfect Two - Auburn
  • Walking in the Jungle - Super Simple Songs
  • Fancy - Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Wiley
  • Heroes (from "The LEGO Ninjago Movie") - Blaze n Vill
  • Barbie Girl - Aqua
  • I Don't Know Why - NOTD, Astrid S

End Credits Music

Score tracks by Mark Mothersbaugh

Songs from the trailers and TV spots

  • How You Like That - BLACKPINK
  • Good Time - Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen
  • The Final Countdown - Europe
  • Everything Is Awesome - Jo Li
  • Catchy Song - Dillon Francis, T-Pain, That Girl Lay Lay
  • The Powerpuff Girls (End Theme) - Bis
  • It's Feeling Good - Extreme Music
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

Release

The film was theatrically released in the United States, North America and the Philippines on February 9, 2024 in 2D, 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and 4DX.

Promotional tie-ins

LEGO released a toyline theme of over 25+ sets and polybags based on scenes from the film, including collectable Minifigures. There will also be a LEGO Movie 3 SDCC Set called "Biznis Kitty", with two expressions.

In the UK, DFS Furniture ran a marketing campaign that will tie in with The LEGO Movie 3.

In the Philippines, Smart Communications Inc. promoted The LEGO Movie 3 along with PLDT, Sun Cellular, and TNT, with the promo GigaSurf50, where you get 1GB for free Netflix and LEGO Life. Philippine Airlines also updated their safety video for their airplanes to promote the entire franchise and the film itself, and added the entire LEGO Movie franchise to their touch-screen devices, including the whole Unikitty! series. Turkish Airlines also followed.

Other worldwide brands that partnered with the film include Chevrolet for promoting the return of the LEGO Batmobile and 2019 Silverado, Sky UK, Unilever and Frito-Lay for all of its worldwide brands, Nestlé, and General Mills for their breakfast cereals, Colgate toothpastes and toothbrushes along with the Colgate Plax brand, Cignal TV, PureFoods for the Tender Juicy Hotdog brands, McDonald's for Happy Meal toys and Coca-Cola glasses, Duty Free Philippines, Coca-Cola, Oreo Cookies, Chips Ahoy!, Tic Tac, xfinity, the GroupOn app, the HBO Max and Peacock streaming services, Pennzoil, Shell, and Ferrari.

Shell rereleased the LEGO Ferrari collections, and included The LEGO Movie 3 sets and a trip to the LEGOLAND theme parks worldwide. However, the Shell oil rigs remained closed.

On Black Friday 2023, Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network will release 2002’s The Powerpuff Girls Movie on YouTube in its entirety for one day only, with a trailer for The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure attached.

Devsisters Corporation will partner with Warner Bros. to collaborate Cookie Run: Kingdom with The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure. The collaboration will also serve as a promotional tie-in for the film.

Short films

On August 1, 2023, Turkish Airlines and Warner Bros. released a special safety video featuring characters from the franchise. Warner Bros. released a new short film, titled Wyldstyle's Holiday Party, a sequel to Emmet's Holiday Party.

Home Media

The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure was released on digital and Movies Anywhere on April 16, 2024 and released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray Disc, Blu-Ray 3D, Ultra HD Blu-Ray (with IMAX Enhanced), Blu-Ray 4K, and DVD on May 7, 2024. The Blu-Ray and DVD releases include the short Wyldstyle's Holiday Party, the filmmakers commentary, the outtakes, and the behind-the-bricks featurette. It also has the teaser trailer for The Powerpuff Girls: The Movie: Generations. All the releases include some deleted scenes and some of the entire episodes of The Powerpuff Girls shows from 1998 to 2016.

Reception

Box Office

The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure has grossed $264.6 million in the United States and Canada and $770.2 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $1.034 billion, against a production budget of $48 million. Worldwide, it is the highest-grossing film of 2024, the highest-grossing animated film of 2024, the highest-grossing animated film, and the highest-grossing film released by both Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures. It topped the worldwide box office for three consecutive weekends.

In North America, the film was projected to gross $30-35 million in its opening weekend. It played in 4,529 theaters, setting the record for widest release of all time, and beating the amount set by Frozen II in 2019, which released in 4,440 theaters. It made $4.1 million from Thursday night previews, an improvement over the $1.5 million of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and $29.2 million on its first day, an improvement over the $8.5 million of The LEGO Movie 2. It went on to debut to $72.4 million, beating projections and finishing first, while also topping the box office and becoming the best opening for a Warner Animation Group film. It also opened to more than the next four films did combined (Shrek 5's $20.6 million, Trolls 3's $16.9 million, Despicable Me 4's $15.7 million, and Cars 4's $9.7 million). In its second weekend the film grossed $33.6 million, remaining in first.

Internationally the film was released in five markets on February 20, 2024, and grossed $9.9 million in its opening weekend. In its third week of release the film opened in 46 more markets, grossing $95.6 million. The film's largest markets were China ($158.2 million), Japan ($66.2 million), the UK ($62.7 million), Germany ($43.8 million) and France ($41.4 million).

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Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 96% based on 282 reviews, with an average rating of 9.5/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure is a mind-blowing continuation of the LEGO film series and a crossover with The Powerpuff Girls." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 79 out of 100, based on 100 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A+" on an A+ to F scale, an improvement over the first film's "A" and the sequel's "A-", while those at PostTrak gave it an average 4.5 out of 5 stars; social media monitor RelishMix noted online responses to the film were "better".

Videogame

Warner Bros. Games created The LEGO Movie 3 Videogame that included more than 500 playable characters. It is available on XBOX, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. The game is produced by The LEGO Group, Warner Bros. Games, TT Games, and Cartoon Network Games.

Despite following the same plot of The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure, there are many bonus story elements that relate to the previous films: the main locations from The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure, such as The Old West, Middle Zealand, the original Bricksburg (which is dubbed "Classic Bricksburg") return, Apocalypseburg, the Systar System, New York City, Gotham City, the Phantom Zone, Ninjago City, the Temple of Fragile Foundations, Townsville, Echo Creek, and the Kingdom of Mewni. The loading screen is the same as The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame. It is also the first LEGO Movie videogame to feature the new 2019 Warner Bros. Games logo by Pentagram.

A. J. Locascio, reprises his role as Emmet from The Lego Movie: 4D – A New Adventure and The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame. Jessica DiCicco reprises her role as Lucy from The LEGO Movie Videogame, as well as Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, Natalie Palamides, and Olivia Olson reprising their roles as respectively Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, and Blisstina.

Game Updates

LEGO Juniors App Update

All of the characters of The LEGO Movie 3 will be in this update, along with the vehicles from the LEGO Sets.

LEGO Tower Update

You can welcome the characters of The LEGO Movie to your LEGO Tower. Pieces from the characters will also be earned.

LEGO Worlds Update

The LEGO Movie 3 characters will be in this game, as well as the locations from the films in the franchise.

LEGO Dimensions 2

LEGO Dimensions 2 was the same as the original LEGO Dimensions game, but with new themes: The LEGO Movie, Storks, The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie Smallfoot, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Scoob!, Tom & Jerry (2021), Space Jam: A New Legacy, DC League of Super Pets, The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure, The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Generations, Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Trolls, How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods, The Boss Baby, Shark Tale, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Road to El Dorado, The Angry Birds Movie, The Loud House, We Bare Bears, Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart, Mario, Jurassic World, The Simpsons, LEGO City, Toy Story, Cars, Mickey Mouse, Frozen, Disney Princess, Raya and the Last Dragon, Encanto, Moana, Winnie the Pooh, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Despicable Me/Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, The Amazing World of Gumball, Amphibia, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Gravity Falls, UniKitty!, LEGO Friends, Ice Age, Rio, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sesame Street, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go!, The Powerpuff Girls (2016), LEGO Monkie Kid, DC Super Hero Girls, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and The Owl House. However, the themes from the previous LEGO Dimensions game were still available.

Gallery

Trivia

  • This is the first film in The LEGO Movie franchise to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures since 2019's The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, as an untitled Universal Pictures LEGO film will be the only film in The LEGO Movie franchise to be distributed by Universal Pictures.
    • Jill Wilfert will serve as producer on the next and only LEGO project to be developed and released by Universal Pictures, and Rideback’s Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will produce alongside Wilfert, with Animal Logic doing the feature animation.
  • Daron Nefcy, the film's director, was also working on a new animated series for Cartoon Network, and on a new preschool animated series for both Cartoonito and Nick Jr.
  • Warner Bros.’ first feature film after AT&T and Comcast merge WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal into a new company called “WarnerUniversal” on January 29, 2024. The merger includes the streaming services HBO Max and Peacock, and the acquisitions of music labels Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group.
  • The first LEGO Movie with the 2020 MPA logo.
  • The first LEGO Movie with the 2019 Warner Bros. Pictures logo and 2021 Warner Animation Group logo.
  • The first Warner Animation Group film to use the new Warner Animation Group print logo.
  • Daron Nefcy's first theatrical film, followed by Walt Disney Pictures' Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Movie in 2026.
    • After the theatrical release of Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Movie, all future theatrically animated Daron Nefcy films would now be produced by Warner Animation Group and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, starting with her untitled original 2D-animated musical film, which is in development. Other Daron Nefcy films for Warner Animation Group are also in development: two G-rated musical animated films titled Magic Everywhere and Kings & Queens.
    • HBO Max and The Walt Disney Company reached a multi-year deal in January 29, 2024 to let Star vs. the Forces of Evil stream on Disney+, DisneyNOW, and HBO Max.
      • Star vs. the Forces of Evil replaced South Park, Hasbro replaced Crunchyroll, and Angry Birds replaced Studio Ghibli.
  • The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure takes place between the fifth season and the sixth and final season of the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls.
  • The first ever film appearance of Super Simple Songs.
    • "Walking In The Jungle" can be played in one scene.
      • That song can be found in various Super Simple Songs albums.
  • The first Warner Animation Group film to contain K-Pop music.
  • Aquaman's design is the same as the LEGO Aquaman sets from 2018.
  • Unikitty seems to have a crush on Donny the Unicorn.
    • Both characters have unicorn horns.
    • "Pretty Boy" by M2M plays in the scenes where Unikitty gets a crush on Donny.
    • "Perfect Two" by Auburn plays when Unikitty explains how she tried to talk to Donny but couldn't do it.
  • Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny, and MetalBeard returned in the LEGO Movie short film Santa’s Little Helpers: A LEGO Movie Short, which was released on November 22, 2024 in front of The Powerpuff Girls: The Movie: Generations.
  • Jon Lajoie, who was a songwriter on The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, wrote the songs for the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls (Seasons 4-6) and its sequel series The Powerpuff Girls: Tales from the City of Townsville, while he also works with Bob Boyle to write the music videos for Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (2025) for Nick Jr. (Nickelodeon’s preschool chain that aired the original series from 2006-2010, but in 2023 bought out the franchise from Frederator Studios and Starz Media, resulting in Nick Jr. now having all the rights to the franchise), which Bob Boyle moved on to continue working on after production for The Powerpuff Girls: The Movie: Generations wrapped up. However, production on the Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! revival started in early 2014, and was expected to come out on May 28, 2025 on Nick Jr.
  • In the party scene, Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi sings "Everybody Wants To Rule the World" by Tears for Fears.

Sequel

Phil Lord confirmed in an interview on November 2024 that a fourth LEGO film under the working title The LEGO Movie 4 is in development.

Transcript

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