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The Big NaNa Bird
BigNaNaBird
Tina, Jake, and Max look for Roary the lion
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Directed by
Michael Bannon
Released March 2001
Running time
19 minutes
Language English
Created for
LEGO logo

The Big NaNa Bird is a brickfilm produced by Wreckless Abandon Studios for The LEGO Group, directed by Michael Bannon. It is based on the LEGO theme Creator, and it was released on a VHS included with the LEGO set 4177 Building Stories with Nana Bird, which was released in March 2001.[1] It follows the Creator mascots, Tina and Max, as they investigate the gradual disappearance of their bricks.[2] The film was produced in the year 2000, and it features a unique design of the LEGO 4+ Figures better suited to animation, with more articulated necks and hands, and multiple face printings. The figures were presumably custom-made by LEGO for the purpose, as the film was produced directly for LEGO System A/S, Denmark,[3] and has a LEGO designer credited as "Model Maker".

Wreckless Abandon Studios also produced the brickfilms just imagine... and The Wheelersville Moo Cow Mystery for The LEGO Group.

Plot Edit

Credits Edit

Executive Producer:

Directed by:

  • Michael Bannon

Produced by:

  • Pernille France
  • Torsten Jacobsen
  • Mark Bannon

Written by:

  • George Tarry

Sounddesign and Music:

  • Søren Svensson

Titlesong:

  • Line Bruun

Animators:

Director of Photography:

  • John Loos

Director of Computer Generated Imagery:

  • Daniel Pejril

Computer Effects Supervisor:

  • Paul Engin

Computer Effects & Compositing:

  • Geoff Buck
  • Chris Connelly
  • Aaron Czarnecki
  • Andrew Durgin

Set Construction & Props:

  • Steve Bush
  • Michael Sticklett

Model Maker:

  • Kurt Kristiansen

Gaffers/Grips:

  • Jason Ragosta

Production Manager:

  • Caryn B. Davis

Filmprocessing & Transfer:

  • Continental Film, Miami, Florida

Supervised Transfer:

  • Image Group, New York City

Colorist:

  • Bill Willig

Shot on Kodak Motion Picture Film
Editors:

  • Daniel Pejril
  • Paul Engin

A Wreckless Abandon Studios Production
in Association with LEGO Systems, A/S

Copyright 2000 LEGO Systems, A/S


Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Kidscreen article about Wreckless Abandon
  2. The Big NaNa Bird on YouTube
  3. Wreckless Abandon website archive
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