HIT Ent. and Merlin Ent. Group have commissioned SD Ent. and Threshold Animation Studios to bring the innovative movie, BOB THE BUILDER AND THE ROLLER COASTER in 4-D exclusively to LEGOLAND family theme parks worldwide beginning in March 2009.
The never-before-seen movie in 4-D debuts at LEGOLAND California and LEGOLAND Windsor in the United Kingdom in March followed by the other two LEGOLAND parks in Denmark and Germany as well as LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in April. BOB THE BUILDER AND THE ROLLER COASTER will air in LEGOLAND theaters daily during normal operating hours.
Exclusive to LEGOLAND for one year in the U.K., U.S., Germany and Demark, the 10-minute film uses 3-D CG animation with special glasses and special effects -- such as wind and mist in the theatre -- for a 4-D effect. The film will use animation developed by SD Ent. and exclusive 3-D stereoscopic technology from Threshold Animation Studios and IBM.
In the movie, Bob the Builder and his friends demonstrate teamwork and follow-through as they learn the importance of starting each building project with a plan. Bob, along with his Can-Do Crew, are busy building a roller coaster. They build a model out of LEGO DUPLO bricks before starting work on the real roller coaster. When Spud the scarecrow embarks on his own building project, making a birdhouse without a plan, his creation falls apart. Spud learns firsthand that every job -- big or small -- starts with a plan. At the end of the day, everyone enjoys the new roller coaster and goes for a ride.