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We were making a show for kids, but at that point I realized that NINJAGO had been around long enough for some of those kids to have grown up … and still love it.
— Tommy Andreasen in an interview with LEGO[1]

Tommy Andreasen (born April 21, 1974)[2][3] is a co-creator of Ninjago. He is a Senior Creative Manager at LEGO, a Danish producer, and assists in the creation of storylines and designs.[4] He also has some, albeit minor, input on the sets.[5] He is the writer of four of the mini-movies and all of the Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu.

Trivia

  • His Twitter page is a very popular source of information for the canon and behind-the-scenes details of the shows he has worked on.
    • While he does answer many fans' questions, he won't answer questions containing spoilers for future installments.[6][7]
  • He does not have control over the distribution of the show.[8]
  • In addition to his work on Ninjago, he has also worked on Legends of Chima, Nexo Knights, and Hidden Side.
    • Other themes he has worked on include City, Racers, Orient Expedition, Games, 4+, Alpha Team, Ultra Agents, and "Tons of unreleased stuff."[9][10]
    • When asked about his favorite between Ninjago, Legends of Chima, and Nexo Knights, he explained, "They are all great. They are three different types of show, so my mood will define my current favorite."[11] However, Chima is his favorite realm,[12] and Nexo Knights was the most fun to work on.[13]
  • He is the author of two non-canon Ninjago stories, Way of the Departed and The Splinter in the Blind Man's Eye.
  • He, along with Sam Vincent, both share their names with professional basketball players.
  • His favorite Ninjago minifigure is Kabuki Nya from the 2018 Bricktober pack[14] and his favorite set is the Movie Destiny's Bounty.[15] His favorite minifigure of all time is Eris from Legends of Chima.[16]
  • Andrea Thomson's name sounds similar to his, but reversed.
  • Disregarding Elemental Powers and pure strength, he believes Cole would win in sparring matchup.[17]
  • Out of all the LEGO Ninjago characters, he relates to Cole and Wu.[18][19]
    • Kai is not really his favorite, as he likes the other ninja more.[20]
    • As of 2017, his favorite ninja were Jay, Nya, and Cole.[21][22][23] In 2018, his favorites were Jay and Nya with a focus on them as a couple,[24] and more recently, he has stated Cole is his favorite, with Nya "moving up the ranks."[25]
    • As of 2016, his favorite ninja friendship is Jay and Cole.[26]
  • Pythor and Chen are some of his favorite villains thanks to their humorous natures.[27]
  • Tournament of Elements is one of his favorite seasons, though he does not like the finale as much, while he appreciates Sons of Garmadon for its consistent quality throughout.[28] His other favorites, as of 2017, included Rise of the Snakes and The Hands of Time.[29]
  • His favorite episode from the series is "Dead Man's Squall."
  • His favorite Elemental Master, presumably besides the ninja, may be Chamille.[31]
  • At various points he has asked questions for the fans on Twitter, sometimes regarding things that would later be part of the show.
  • An interview was held with him on the occasion of the 10th anniversary, which was published on LEGO.com.[39]
  • He has stated that canon information only comes from the show, not from his tweets.[40] However, his statements could most likely be considered canon unless they contradict the series at some point.
    • If the show or an official publication contradicts one of his statements, the official material should be prioritized.[41][42]
  • He used to have brown hair.[43]
  • He has disagreed with the Hageman Brothers on the number of realms,[44][45] whether the ninja's redesigns were caused by time travel,[46][47] and whether an Elemental Master of Poison could harm a djinn.[48]
  • He likes to draw cape on pictures of Wu, because they look very dynamic. He also thinks that WildBrain animates them well.[49]
  • He advises to always consider the circumstances when one has criticisms of something.[50] For example, he spoke on the less positive reception of Nexo Knights when compared to Ninjago and the fact that Ninjago outshone Nexo Knights.[51]
  • Sometimes he would draw characters and later reveal that they were characters shown or mentioned in then-unreleased episodes.[52][53]
  • He "owe[s] a lot" to the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,[54] and the character E.T. is his favorite character of all time.[55]]
  • His favorite film is RoboCop.[56]
  • Coincidentally, he and Kevin Hageman were born on the same day in the same year.[2]
  • If he was transported into the world of Ninjago, the first person he would hug would be Dareth.[57]
  • He considers the WildBrain installments to be "chapters," and has not counted the installments as "seasons" after Hunted.[58]
  • His favorite season of the year is summer.[59]
  • This page appeared in an official LEGO video documenting the creation of "Golden Hour."[60]
  • He was the most proud of the fandom when a fan-made documentary was created to celebrate Ninjago's ten year anniversary.[61]
  • His favorite shot of Ninjago was when Wu walked up to the Four Weapons Blacksmith in "Way of the Ninja."[62]
    • He also hopes the last shot of Ninjago would look like that too.

Gallery

Drawings

Note: Drawings are chronologically organized based on when they were first posted, not necessarily when they were drawn.

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Video

See also

References

  1. https://www.lego.com/en-mx/themes/ninjago/a-chat-with-the-creator
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1384948592864079874
  3. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1029276014113972224
  4. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/942674940863680512
  5. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1394642497675145220
  6. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1297303978238238720
  7. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1301933427466416135
  8. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1162119467339603977
  9. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/862405644049158145
  10. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/772894826866020352
  11. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/797025200793669632
  12. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1114620796192854016
  13. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1426184710594695169
  14. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1042291873753321473
  15. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1345776934052106249
  16. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/947495669757087746
  17. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1426195936594759680
  18. https://youtu.be/m-UUc3u8I0Y?t=305
  19. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1297542352333152263
  20. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/905050077915435009
  21. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/853529445944184833
  22. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/860250955245334528
  23. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/875594523715354624
  24. https://youtu.be/WX_AoQE2Rbc?t=349
  25. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1370670598846828546
  26. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/796116129953546240
  27. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/947501994499035136
  28. https://youtu.be/iqK6VLLqqSk?t=1586
  29. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/890273038566031361
  30. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1426174372642009088
  31. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/815668457329061888
  32. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/933005888440369155
  33. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/984059196189630464
  34. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1108808376291680256
  35. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1108836455940526086
  36. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1267834189015060481
  37. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1268275197028765696
  38. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1286410247175888896
  39. https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/ninjago/a-chat-with-the-creator
  40. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1351870041659207680
  41. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1186745157137453056
  42. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1297566329675878402
  43. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/838085848906272768
  44. https://twitter.com/brothershageman/status/985615032087068672
  45. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1114654990520475648
  46. https://twitter.com/brothershageman/status/941004237885992960
  47. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1017109278128328705
  48. https://twitter.com/brothershageman/status/811410102204796928
  49. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1359628538794692608
  50. https://youtu.be/iqK6VLLqqSk?t=6718
  51. https://youtu.be/iqK6VLLqqSk?t=6595
  52. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1382055813464911877
  53. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1289692165795221505
  54. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/783693366559141888
  55. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/783683183606919169
  56. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/860531802942959617
  57. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/947505098279849990
  58. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/947505098279849990
  59. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1395042904410890240
  60. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz8pbBudObU
  61. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1426100115266232321
  62. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1426186244581638149
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 · Lachlan Jansen · Nelson LaMonica · Scott Godon-Decoteau · Tommy Kalmar · Uday Kataria

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