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Little Guys! is a 2007 brickfilm by David Pagano. It is a faux-commercial made in the style of a 1980s toy commercial advertising a fictional toy known as Little Guys[1]. The film is known for featuring large brick-built puppets instead of the typical LEGO minifigure.[2] It premiered at the Spring Animation Showcase at NYU Tisch School of the Arts on May 3, 2007.

It was followed by a crowdfunded sequel, Little Guys... In Space!, released in 2018.


An old man reads a newspaper as two kids play with Little Guys. The old man exclaims: "What was that?" An excited announcer postulates that Little Guys came before both the chicken and the egg. A little boy asks "What are they?" The announcer promotes the Little Guys, stating they can be taken anywhere, from a soft bed to right next to a firecracker. Little Guys can dance, do exercises, and play the piano. Each Little Guy comes with its own playset. The old man asks: "Where do Little Guys come from?" Little Guys are shown being made at Paganomation Laboratories. Murray Carter, president of Paganomation Toys, talks in monotone about how great his toys are. People around the world love Little Guys.



  • David Pagano - Writer, Designer, Director, Recorder, Animator, Editor, Sorting, Construction/Deconstruction
  • Carol Pagano - Sorting, Construction/Deconstruction
  • Christopher Pagano - Sorting
  • Leonard Pagano - Sorting, Construction/Deconstruction, Animation assistant
  • Mark Pagano -Sorting, Construction/Deconstruction, Additional design work, Animation assistant
  • Maria Pagano - Construction/Deconstruction
  • Ben Oviatt - Lighting assistant
  • Matt Campbell - Sound design assistant
  • Erin Natal - Sound design assistant
  • Joey Abisso - Foley engineer, Sound mixer
  • Steve Stein - Music
Special Thanks
Sonya Artis Lynne McVeigh Advanced Animation Folks 2006-07
The Animation Area TAs
Matt Bramante Laura Marguilies Tommy Armstrong
David Brown Rob Marianetti Allan Bedford
Jason Chandler Elizabeth Moringello Bob Kojima
John Canemaker Stephen Neary Gregory R. Wróblewski
John Culhane Charles Potter BT Software
Tarun Charaipotra Bruce Shackelford The community
Lou Hamou-Lhadj Matt Sheridan The LEGO Group
Dean Lennert Renee Taylor The Lipsky Family
Phil McNagny Harry Teitelman Maria and Anthony Pagano
Dorothy Roeder
Mom, Dad, Mark and Chris


Little Guys! was nominated for five awards in the 2007 BAFAs, and won two.

Year Competition Category Result
2007 Brick Award for Film Arts Best Film Won
Best Animation Won
Best Sound Design Nominated
Best Set Design Nominated
Best Ensemble Cast Nominated

Behind the scenes gallery[]