The Lego Movie is a 2014 computer-animated adventure comedy film written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a story by Lord, Miller, and Dan and Kevin Hageman. Based on the Lego line of construction toys, its story focuses on Emmet, an ordinary Lego minifigure who helps a resistance movement stop a tyrannical businessman from gluing everything in the Lego world into his vision of perfection. Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman provide their voices for the film's characters. The film was dedicated to Kathleen Fleming, the former director of entertainment development of the Lego company, following her death in Cancn, Mexico, in April 2013. The first film produced by the Warner Animation Group, as well as Village Roadshow Pictures, Lego System A/S, Lin Pictures, and Vertigo Entertainment, The Lego Movie was released on February 7, 2014 by Warner Bros. Pictures. It became a critical and commercial success, grossing $468. 1 million worldwide against its $6065 million budget, and received praise for its animation, acting, story, and humor. The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature, the Saturn Award for Best Animated Film, and the ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Animated Feature Film, it was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for 'Everything Is Awesome'. The film has expanded into a major franchise that ties into the Lego brand, such as the sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019), two spin-off films The Lego Batman Movie (2017) and The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017), the 4D film The Lego Movie: 4D A New Adventure, and the 2-D animated television series Unikitty! Plot In the Lego universe, the wizard Vitruvius fails to protect a superweapon called the 'Kragle' from the evil Lord Business, but prophesies that a person called 'The Special' will find the Piece of Resistance capable of stopping the Kragle. Lord Business kicks Vitruvius off of a cliff, saying the prophecy is fake.