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When it boils down to it, all great shows come to an end. Ninjago is not an exception.

But why so soon? Why, after a mere three seasons (26 or 30 episodes) does Ninjago have to die?

It used to be that shows were respected, and generally stayed on for three or four years. If they had high ratings and popularity, as Ninjago did, then six or seven years.

But we've reached the WHITE FLAG movement of the animation industry. Let's face it, Cartoon Network's been beating its fanbase senselessly for the past five years. The downfall of Toonami, the loss of Cartoon Cartoons, the introduction of live-action "CN Real" and the (most recently) the complete disrespectful postponement of DC Nation.

So it's not much of a surprise that Ninjago ends so soon. CN just doesn't have the intelligence it used to.

What is true, and what is rumor? Is Chima replacing Ninjago? Will Ninjago ever come back? Was Season 4 just a fan's dream? Did Kevin Hickle speak the truth when he said Chima would make us wish Ninjago would've ended sooner?

Truth: Chima is replacing Ninjago, television-wise. However, in terms of LEGO sets, Ninjago will be promoted for one more year, and a new wave will be released in January.

Rumor: Chima is going to suck. Why? The LEGOs don't even LOOK LIKE FRICKEN' LEGOS!

Truth: Chima might actually be decent. If we're going by Kevin's words here, then it will be great! And the anthropomorphic LEGOs are still the same build and form, except each is different depending on their animal tribe (Bird, Lion, Crocodile).

Rumor: Season 4 is going to be about the Purple Ninja, Lord Garmadon will return.

Truth: I think everyone's realized by this point that Garmadon is good. And the Purple Ninja? Really? 

Rumor: Chima will include Spinjitsu.

Truth: I have no idea. I honestly don't think so (not trying to create another rumor here!), but I do know some things about Chima. There are factions of animal tribes that once were at peace, but now are at war with each other. They are fighting over the power known as Chi, which is the source of all life, but can also lead to destruction. Legends of Chima focuses on the courageous few who know the truth about Chi, and those who want to kill them. (Source: Brickipedia [link]) Doesn't seem like there'll be room for Spinjitsu, but hey, you never know. We might get an Easter egg (I.E., the mention of Clutch Powers in "The Royal Blacksmiths" or the so-called Tornado of Creation in "The Empire Strikes Out.")

So, before you freak, before you write angry e-mails to LEGO, telling them they've made the biggest mistake of their lives, STOP.
LISTEN.
This is not the end of LEGO. Nor is it the end of Ninjago. In all likelihoods, I bet you we'll see Ninjago again in a few years. After all, Ninjago was based off a previous LEGO set known as Ninja. And Legends of Chima signifies that LEGO has officially gained a treasured place in Cartoon Network's tiny heart. 

Which means we'll probably be getting LEGO cartoons for quite a while.

I'll see you all in 2013, watching Legends of Chima. Oh, and to save time, I recommend changing the name of this group to CNLego, just so all Cartoon Network LEGO shows can be found in one place.

Have a safe and glorious Thanksgiving. I hope your food is made by Zane.Ninja... slip away... with hot dog.
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Starandtwinkleninjas Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I HATE CHIMA!!! WHY IS IT EVEN A THING!!!???

:'( I love ninjago
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Jendragon123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, CN has fucked up big time with some of the amazing series' being taken off air. Examples: Kids next door, powerpuff girls, original pokemon, courage the cowardly dog, etc etc. take it from me, a nineties kid.





PS , ninjago was a canadian import, so it would depend on the voice actors still being willing to do some things also, because they work on shows too. Examples, Misako's voice actress did queen chrysalis and trixie from my little pony, and many of the voice actors did work on transformers the animated series.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Watch your mouth sir. Only mild curses accepted on my posts.
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Jendragon123 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oof, sorreh, I was angry then an I went a little overboard~
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Jendragon123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I read online somewhere when we were on season two that the fourth season would have new evil and the purple ninja of wind was going to be Nya. It hints to it in an earlier episode when Sensei says to Nya that she'll have her chance soon enough when the ninja got their dragons.
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Michaela-Teh-Ninja Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
In the last episode of Ninjago one I the ninja(I think it was cole) said something about the overlord and that theyll be ready if he ever "comes back" so maybe the overlord will make Garmadon evil again
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highlove10 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Maybe maybe great idea if not :D
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Tlsonic214 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Photographer
The evil dark purple ninja and shadow ninja. The Sorceress.

I heared.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sounds cool, but not legit. One site said that Nya was the Purple Ninja.
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Tlsonic214 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Photographer
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Lincelot1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's a shame isn't it? They really kept the fans hanging with the "Season Finale" and Kai saying something like "If the Overlord shows up again, we'll be ready for him." , and it is still an end that could be continued, just by introducing a new villian now that Lord Garmadon had been healed. This in itself is no problem, the prime example of this is Dragonball, which introduced quite a lot of villians once the last one had been deafeated. But alas, it is more than likely it will not happen with Ninjago.

Also I'm glad I downloaded all episodes from youtube in the best quality I could find, as those things are probably going to get thrown off youtube in time like what happened to pretty much all other series uploaders.

About the Legends of Chima, I think the storyline and animation look promising, but when at first a picture of two characters (some crocodile and lion like minifigs fighting) popped up randomly while browsing the lego site I was again disappointed that LEGO was making a theme with minifigures than didn't resemble minifigures all that much anymore, same as with Alien Conquest for example. I will certainly have a look at it when it comes out though to see what it's like.

I just hope that the fanfic writers (including me) will at least be keeping Ninjago alive in some form for a while longer, but that won't be difficult if there will indeed be two or more waves of sets released throughout 2013, but then again, if there are more sets, there is probably more story, which could inspire more fanfics or be animated.

Spoiler alert, for whoever didn't know yet
Sassycat2, you were indeed right when in another conversation you said there could be sets made out of the temple of light and the Garmatron, which will among others be released. You were wrong about Garmadon's camp though.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
CN's just being a jerk right now, with the Season Finale thing. I actually think LEGO might've left it hanging because they're either keeping the door open to continue Ninjago in the future, or they want to let us imagine whatever happens next. LEGO's all about creativity.

I'm going to try and buy them via DVD, since I have no idea how to download videos.


[link] This guy's opinions on Chima are pretty realistic. I hope the Chima story will be good, 'cause I don't want LEGO to lose its place with CN.

I'll be writing some fanfiction later, possible doing a couple drawings. I just need to find time and my teachers need to stop giving me homework.

Yes, I am SO looking forward to the Temple of Light, that'll be an awesome set.
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Lincelot1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the link, I'll have a look at it, cause I do want to know more about it.

My teachers like to throw homework at me as if it were a snowball fight as well, so I do most of my writing during the weekends, but my fanfic is progressing at a decent pace, I'm writing chapter 9 now.

And yes I too look forward to the other sets. The stone army minifigures are quite interesting, and I believe the Temple of Light will include the mech suit Lloyd used as well (though I'm not very fond of that thing).
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really want to try and get some more Serpentine and Lloyd sets before they're vamped for the next wave.

I just don't have time. Not even during weekends because that's when I study for tests during the week. And breaks I use to catch up on stuff or finish major projects. When I do get some downtime, I either watch cartoons or come on here. I just don't have the energy to write.

Oh, what's you fic about?

They used that Golden suit for like, five seconds before Nya blew its arm off. -_-
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Lincelot1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like you got it even worse than me, I at least get to use weekends partially for studying instead of entirely.

The fanfic is about my OC (Connor, silver ninja of darkness. And yes, I came up with silver ninja before Misako started using silver spinjitzu. At least my OC uses a black tornado) who joins the other ninjas to fight a new villian.

Indeed, that mech suit was only used to fill an unneccesary plot hole. Besides, if the Ultra Dragon magically knew the ninjas location, they could have just all gotten on his back instead of using that pile of golden crap. It only caused a plot hole itself, because the suit was operated by the user's limbs respectively controlling each of the suit's limbs, and Lloyd's leg felt better because the mech's leg was at full health, but if the mech's arm was shot off, doesn't that mean that consequently Lloyd should be suffering a painful/broken arm?
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think maybe the falcon contacted the Ultra Dragon. That's my current theory, but then again maybe the dragon did know the location of the ninjas. After all, he managed to find the ninjas after molting.

You might be overthinking that.I don't think Lloyd's leg felt better in literal terms, or that he was physically bound to the suit. More like he was using that little controller to move his limbs around.
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"So, before you freak, before you write angry e-mails to LEGO,"
Already did.
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skybard Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Cartoon Network isn't responsible for Ninjago ending. I guarantee that if The LEGO Group wanted to create more seasons, Cartoon Network would air them in a heartbeat. However, there are a number of possible justifications for The LEGO Group choosing to end the show while it was still successful.

The Ninjago TV series, like most merchandise-driven TV shows, exists to sell the Ninjago toys. And while the Ninjago toys have been about as successful as the show has been, typically story-driven LEGO themes don't last much longer than three years. Pressure from retailers who want to stock their shelves with things that feel decidedly "new" is a factor in this, along with the difficulty of creating new product lines that stay true to the spirit of the theme without feeling too repetitive for old fans to want to buy them. LEGO sets are expensive, and if a new set seems too similar to several sets a kid already has, they're less likely to buy the new one.

This difficulty with creating new toys (and for that matter, stories) means that change is a necessary part of longevity for story-driven themes. And with change comes the risk of driving off old fans. BIONICLE had major changes in tone and setting pretty much every three years, and these were incredibly divisive among fans. Already I know a lot of fans of the Ninjago toys in 2011 ended up disliking the 2012 toy line, in which the Ninja got sci-fi vehicles of their own rather than their more fantasy-inspired dragon steeds. And unless a theme can bring in as many new fans as it drives off, sales will become weaker and weaker over time. Unless you end a theme like this when it's still going strong, then it might not be able to justify the budget it needs for the finale it deserves.

There's another factor in play here, which is how Ninjago will affect The LEGO Group's reputation for quality storytelling. So far, it is their most successful TV show ever. That's going to be something TV networks like Cartoon Network are going to look at favorably when TLG pitches new TV series. On the other hand, many TV shows tend to lose viewers the longer they continue, and if TLG continued Ninjago until this point, it would be a lot harder for them to point to it as a success story. By ending it while it's still successful, nobody can question whether it's a success story, so even if Chima doesn't do as well, TLG will still be able to point to Ninjago's success when pitching new shows.

Overall, I think Ninjago will go down in history as a major success on many fronts. Its TV show had amazing viewership, its graphic novels have consistently been bestsellers, and its toy line was TLG's most successful single product launch of all time. Compare this to BIONICLE, which while successful initially never really achieved the level of success that Ninjago did, and saw its success diminish significantly by the time it was finally given a low-budget finale. Certainly I'm going to remember Ninjago very well. Many of my favorite series had controlled lifespans planned for them from early on, and it does my appreciation for Ninjago no harm to count it among those.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cartoon Network is just...agh, I can't even explain myself right now. The fact is, they never give us any info, they hardly respect us, and shows like Ninjago end without much warning to younger fans. I don't know if they even tried to get more Ninjago episodes, but they've been so unprofessional lately, it wouldn't surprise me if they didn't.

I don't mind the end of Ninjago so much considering we're getting Chima, and it makes me smile knowing its going out on a success. Still, I hold on to the hope that it'll return, eventually. Maybe with a new name and characters, who knows.

There's always gonna be divisions in the fanbases. Look at DC Comics, for example. They love to screw over one group of fans to please another -_-. I actually enjoy getting some sort of differentiation between the seasons, along with fantasy and sci-fi sets. But I get some people don't.

Controlled lifespans are heart-aching. I hate them, because you know when the show's going to die off. Sure, it might keep the quality of the show, but it's a high price leaving the finale open-ended.

I love LEGO and Ninjago. Like I said before, my anger's with CN. They need to stop screwing around and get their head on already. If it's so hard to say "Series Finale", then why is it so easy to leave fans hanging on to "Season Finale?"
Jerks.
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skybard Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Again, how I understand it to have happened was that they sought a contract with TLG/WilFilm for new episodes, and TLG/WilFilm instead agreed to start airing episodes of Legends of Chima, since the reason for making Ninjago episodes was to promote the toy line and the toy line was not expected to continue into 2013. It turns out that since then, another wave of Ninjago sets has been produced for 2013 based on the most recent season, due to sales in 2012 exceeding expectations, but I imagine that by the time that decision was finalized, it was too late to plan out a whole new Ninjago story arc and produce a full 13-episode season.

Ninjago returning is certainly not impossible. I wouldn't expect it to happen too soon, but overall finishing up before giving demand an opportunity to dwindle should give it a more solid footing if it does return than most discontinued LEGO lines would have had. The Ninjago brand would probably be more of an asset than a liability to a future series.

Personally, I like series with controlled lifespans just because stories with a definite ending in mind tend to move very deliberately towards that ending. When I first heard LEGO Ninjago would be getting a TV series, I expected a bunch of disconnected episodes kind of like what we got in the first half of the final season. I was surprised to see how continuity-driven the show ended up being. And by the time of "The Stone Army" there was a real sense that the show's climax (the final battle between Lloyd and his father) was approaching rapidly. Additionally, when a show has a controlled lifespan, it often means that the same creators can continue to drive its progression. Without that controlled lifespan, if the creators should want to go on to do other things, they'll have to leave somebody else at the helm, and then the show might start to lose some of the magic that the original creators were able to give it.

And of course, when a show doesn't have a goal in mind and an estimated date when it will complete that goal, the creators can lose control over when it begins and ends, and it runs the risk of abrupt cancellation by the network. A famous example is the surreal detective series "Twin Peaks", which was cancelled when the creator was asked by the Fox network when he planned to solve the mystery that had been established in the earliest episodes and he revealed that he had no solid plans and was just making things up as he went along.

I will admit, it's definitely Cartoon Network's fault for advertising the finale with the misleading "Season Finale" title. And I am fully aware that they have cancelled other shows with hardly any notice. But IMO the LEGO Group probably had full control of whether to pursue additional seasons of Ninjago and instead chose to end it on their own terms while they still had the chance.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I get what you mean about the lifespans. But that also creates the problem where the show might turn out better than they expected, and when they don't have anything else planned when they want to pursue another season...

Abrupt cancellation can happen even with controlled shows. (CN has that problem) But more often that not you don't usually see uncontrolled shows that often. Network's are cracking down.

A lot of what you said makes sense, so thanks. Appreciate more info from the LEGO front, since I'm pretty new to this fanbase. (Yes, I've been watching Ninjago since it first came out, but still. I feel like I hardly know anything about other components of LEGO sometimes.)
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NekoNeko97 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
p-purple ninja........mah oc is the purple ninja
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Yellow-Phoenix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Alots of Ninjago fans are not going to watch Ninjago, so that may kill their run because they're a lot of Ninjago fans.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think you mean "not going to watch Chima."
I know, I was one of those at first. But Chima looks pretty good. And I love LEGO, so I'm gonna watch it anyway.
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Yellow-Phoenix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I not going too, I don't wanna see anything other than Ninjago or Bionicle. :icondesucryplz:
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
M'kay. I'll try to send you a note if Chima turns out okay.
Support LEGO. They are a great toymaking company, I've got a ton of respect for them.
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Yellow-Phoenix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I lost my respect when they stopped Bionicle :stare:. But I got it back when Ninjago came :lol: But I've lost of again! :stare:
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Get it back, I think Chima's gonna be good :D
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Yellow-Phoenix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nah, I'mma stay loyal to Kai and the other ninjas. :iconglompsomethingplz::iconninjagokaiplz:
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What about Bionicle? Did you betray them to give your loyalty to the Ninja? (Wow, that sounds a lot like Scales talking).
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articfoxice Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Artist
perhaps that should be a seperate group, after all, even if both are lego, the shows will both have seperate fan bases, in a sense it is almost like grouping all anime together, now not exactly, but my point is there are specific fan bases for shows, and lego fanbases in general as well.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
There's only been two LEGO shows so far. There's probably hundreds of anime. I would love a CNLego group so I can get stuff from Chima and Ninjago. Also, a lot of fanbases tend to die off after the end the show's series. I love this fanbase and I want to keep getting art from it. That's the main reason why I suggested grouping it with all future CN LEGO shows. I don't this fanbase to end so soon.
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articfoxice Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Artist
I understand but I think there should be specific groups as well.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
-_- Then someone needs to create a CNLego group and send every piece of artwork from this group to that one.
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skcolb Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
(for those still sore about this):

IT'S SIMPLE!

1) The show is based off the Lego theme.

2) All Lego themes last for about a year or two.

3) Once the Lego designers can't come up with
new set ideas, they move on to a new theme.

4) Lego won't fund a show that won't make their sets profit.
Especially if those sets aren't in production for much longer.





Ninjago is DIFFERENT from most shows!
It depends on the Lego theme! If the episode can't
introduce a new set, or incorporate the set into its
plot, then the episode probably won't be used. :no:

I am a Lego fan.
I'll give anything they produce a chance. And if Ninjago is ending, then
they probably have a good reason for doing so; whatever it may be...



This is just my opinion, and respect everyone's own opinion.
I'm not here for any arguments, but just to enjoy Lego. :nod:
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
They've managed to keep Star Wars going for this long. I don't see how the designers ran out of ideas.
What you mean "won't profit"? Ninjago's one of their top sellers, and the last couple episodes featured a ton of scenes that could be sets (Temple of Light, Garmadon's Camp, Garmatron).
I don't know why Ninjago's ending (be it a contract with CN or lack of designer ideas) but it still does leave me sore. Not so much angry as sad. If I'm angry at anybody, it's Cartoon Network. They love to peeve me off.
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skcolb Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
"This is just my opinion, and I respect everyone's own opinion.
I'm not here for any arguments, but just to enjoy Lego. :nod:"


I don't work at the Lego Company, so
don't take every thing I say as "truth".



That's probably to do with Star Wars being owned/designed by someone else (so they have to worry about keeping up the interest, not Lego), and the Lego Company just picks up the best scenes and makes sets based of them. Ninjago (being made by Lego) is the other way around, episodes are based off sets instead. I'm guessing that the new sets won't be organized in a way that can can string a whole story together. They'll probably have the same characters, but it'll just be sets of scenes that are more "cool" than being able to connect them in a new (and more interesting) story arc. The Lego company set last season to tie everything up. You can't make the characters any stronger or gain more awesome powers without the story feeling like it'd be dragging on. :shrug:

Anyways, you should read ~skybard's comment at the top.
it covers everything I (failed) at trying to say, with great description.
It makes more sense, and actually has good proof to support it~ :meow:
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, I love seeing a good story go out with a good ending.
I don't know if the episodes are actually based off of sets, but if they are, then that's an eye-opener for me. LEGO's higher quality than I though :D

As I've said again and again, CN has lost respect for its fans. Why they can't address the issues of shows like these (on the verge of ending, uncertain future) just makes me shake my head and wonder about the future of animation. Next thing you know we won't even have traditional animation anymore. Just that cheap 3D they used in Green Lantern: TAS. (not an insult towards LEGO animation. Relatively sure they still use traditional for facial features).
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skcolb Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yeah, that's what I love about Lego. They are very organized with all
they do. That's how the sets and respective counterparts in the show
are usually exact. :aww:

Cartoon Network doesn't seem to like Canada being
ahead of them with their own shows. We're always
a month or two behind (really popular shows like
Adventure Time are only re-runs of season 2). ^^;


Yeah; CGI looks too much like plastic, so it
naturally works well with a Lego show~! :meow:

John Lasseter (the master of CGI at Pixar) says that
CGI will never be able to duplicate the fluid motion
of squash and stretch found in traditional animation.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, and they generally respect the fans, so I appreciate that. Being a cartoony and comic book girl, I'm getting sick and tired of being always ignored as a fan. LEGO looks out for us:D

Some of our shows have shown up to you guys before they get to us (Young Justice), AGAIN, Cartoon Network, what is UP?

I really enjoy CGI for LEGO, so long as the faces stay traditionally animated. It just looks great :D

Which is why they need to stop pushing these 3D shows! Green Lantern would've been AMAZING had it been traditional. And don't think this Batman 2013 or whatever is going to be watchable without a decent plot. No way. CGI and no storyline between episodes?
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skcolb Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yup, that's because the Lego company was family-
owned (though I hear a more or less money-hungry
dude is head chairman now...), and Ole Kirk created
Lego with quality and care in his heart. That tradition
lives on. :aww:

Actually, that was the case with Ninjago (it was
first introduced to Canada in November 2011, but
aired on CN in December. We were ahead up until
"Can of Worms"... Then it was re-run central).

I agree; Minifigure faces are made with flat,
printed decals, not carved out. So 2D animation
is a must if they want to stay visually accurate. ;p


Yeah, CGI seems too mechanical at times (if it's
low-quality). Traditional probably looks better
because we know it's not supposed to be realistic,
while CGI is somewhat real looking, but at the
same time too stiff (which is odd to look at).

It might be different in the future though; when
the technology for CGI improves. I mean, it's
still relatively "new"... :shrug:
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, three generations of fires :D[link] Have you seen this? It's really heartwarming.

I guess Cartoon Network's schedules are screwy in every country then.

I'm pretty sure Sensei Wu was the only one who got CGI facial features (for his mouth) but I loved seeing 2D for everyone else. It just works.

CGI's gotten a lot better, but it's still very expensive and still blocky-looking. I guess the best term for a lot of their structures is "lifeless". CGI makes it easier for the animators to be lazy though, and if the animation is done poorly, then it's a cheap way to get a cartoon done.
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Cartoonfangirl4 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ninjago is not ending it was a season finale not Series Finale.....
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cartoon Network doesn't like to openly end shows. Which is why some just disappear.
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Cartoonfangirl4 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
can't be too sure on that...
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sym-bionic Titan, Generator Rex, possibly Thundercats and Mystery Inc. as well have all been cancelled or postponed without notice.
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Cartoonfangirl4 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
maybe so... let's just hope Legend of Chima is going to be good
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have a strong hope it will be. The animation looks awesome, I just hope the soundtrack will be good too.
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