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Dan Hageman (born December 17, 1976) and Kevin Hageman (born April 21, 1974), known professionally as the Hageman Brothers, also credited as The Brothers Hageman, (pronounced "hay-guh-man"[1]) are American writers who originally wrote the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu series, and also assisted in the story of The LEGO Ninjago Movie. The Hageman Brothers wrote every season of Ninjago from 2011 to 2018, with the exception of Season 7 and the TV special, "Day of the Departed." They assisted in the development of the story of the tenth season.

On December 10, 2018, the Hageman Brothers announced that they are no longer writing for Ninjago and that Bragi Schut is their successor.[2]

Trivia

  • Other works include The LEGO Movie, Hotel Transylvania, Trollhunters, Scary Stories, and The Croods: A New Age.
  • They have appeared three times in the series as characters: in Season 3, Season 4, and Season 6.
  • Dan is the younger brother and Kevin is the older one.[3] Dan is the one usually seen with a beard, while Kevin is beardless.[4]
  • Originally, Dan wanted to be a composer and Kevin wanted to be director, but when they started wondering where they would get the money to make a movie, they decided to become writers.[5]
  • One of their favorite movies is The Incredibles and it "is the tone we continually strive for."[6]
  • LEGO gave the brothers minifigure versions of themselves as a gift.[7]
  • They have disagreed with Tommy Andreasen on the number of realms,[8][9] whether the ninja's redesigns were caused by time travel,[10][11] and whether an Elemental Masters of Poison could harm a djinn.[12]
  • Kevin Hageman, the elder, beardless of the two, shares the exact same birthday with Tommy Andreasen, having been born in the same year.
  • Regarding their departure from the show, the brothers stated, "If Ninjago has any chance to live on, it needs new voices, new stories, new characters. It’s been in for nearly 10 years. So proud. But also for us, it was time to move on. Also 11 minute stories, man."[13]
  • When asked by a fan about the Broadcast Standards and Practices they had to face, the Hageman Brothers revealed that words like "kill" and "fight" weren't suitable for the network, and instead had to replace them with suitable replacements like "perish" and "battle."[14] Kissing was frowned upon,[15] as was having blades to the face.[16]
  • They wanted to show Dareth urinating in "How to Build a Dragon," or at least let it be heard, but it was rejected by the network.[17]

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References

Crew

Writers

Adam Beechen · Alisha Brophy · Andrew Chesworth · Ben Marsaud · Bragi Schut · Brian Ellis · Chato Hill · Chris Wyatt · David Shayne · Frank Gibson · Greg Farshtey · The Hageman Brothers · Jack Thomas · Jan Dinter · Jeppe Sandholt · John Behnke · Jordan Dunn · Kenneth Bonde · Kevin Burke · Mark Lester · Michael Kvamme · Mikkel Okholm · Noelle Raffaele · Scott Miles · Steven Wilson · Ridd Sorensen · Ryan Estabrooks · Ryan Levin · Tommy Andreasen · Tracey West · William Thorogood

Directors

Adam Wood · Anne-Marie Solling Kristensen · Asa Tait · Ashley Lynch · Benjamin Brokop · Clint Gamble · Daniel Ife · Emma Hjulmand Nielsen · Frederik Budolph-Larsen · J. Rick Castañeda · Jennifer Guglielmucci · Joel Salasay · Juan Franzius · Justin Murphy · Kristian Haskjold · Laura Reich · Mads Buch · Martin Skov · Michael Helmuth Hansen · Peter Dodd · Peter Hausner · Rene Madsen · Rich Johnson · Rolf Krarup · Rolf Rolf · Shane Poettcker · Shaofu Zhang · Timothy Ostergaard Paulsen · Trylle Vilstrup · Wade Cross

Set designers

Adrian Florea · Cerim Manovi · Christopher Stamp · Dimitrios Stamatis · Freddy Charters · Jme Wheeler · Lars Joe · LiYu Lin · Mark Stafford · Markus Rollbühler · Michael Knap · Niek van Slagmaat · Nick Vás · Raphael Pretesacque · Samuel Johnson · Simon Lucas · Theo Bonner

Movie crew members

Bob Logan · Charlie Bean · Dan Lin · David Burrows · Jared Stern · John Whittington · Paul Fisher · Phil Lord and Christopher Miller · Roy Lee · Tom Wheeler · William Wheeler

Music

The Fold · Jeppe Riddervold · Jay Vincent · Jeff Lewis · Joshua Bartholomew · Mark Mothersbaugh · Michael Kramer · Oh, Hush!

Other

Erik Wilstrup · J. Jesús Fernández · Joshua Deck · Kenny Ng · Nelson LaMonica · Scott Godon-Decoteau · Tommy Kalmar · Uday Kataria

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