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WILFilm ApS is an animation studio located in Denmark. They have made LEGO animations, including commercials and series. They produced Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu from the pilot episodes up to March of the Oni.

GDC was WILFilm's vendor for the first seven seasons, but due to production issues in the seventh season, GDC was dismissed and replaced with Xentrix Studios for the following three seasons, leading to a "leap in quality".[1][2]

WildBrain succeeded WILFilm starting with Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu in 2019, though this was not due to a lack of collaboration, creativity, or quality on WILFilm's end.[3]

Directors at WILFilm

Trivia

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An example of the two versions side by side

  • For unknown reasons, the main hair piece used on Lloyd (originally Anakin Skywalker's from LEGO Star Wars) appears to have two variations in the show. The version on Lloyd, Morro possessing Lloyd, and The Royal Blacksmiths member ("Day of the Departed" onward) appears slightly differently from the physical version, having the front part curved more outward, as well as a few branches outward in the back. The other version more closely resembles the physical version, appearing on Garmadon, the Announcer, Dan Hageman.
  • In certain instances of headgear (Nya with her Samurai X suit helmet, Zane's noodle factory uniform hat, the ninja wearing Vermillion helmets in "Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea"), a character's hair is not visible even if it would normally be visible from the same angles. This is because the hair would not fit under the 3D model of the headgear.
  • WILFilm's logo appeared "Chair Play Chen" as the ping pong table brand. The name also appeared in "The Jade Princess", where the sign on a movie theater read "PRESENT BRICK FUN BY WILFILM" in Ninjargon.
  • According to Tommy Andreasen, "Production problems on HoT caused the vendor to be sacked... which caused the leap in quality for SoG."[4]
  • Besides the upgrade in quality and the ninja switching over to their movie designs, as of Season 8: Sons of Garmadon, there are some small changes to the ways the characters appear, though they are not present in flashbacks to new scenes taking place before Season 8.

    Comparison between straw hat's texture in animation before and after Sons of Garmadon.

    • Some characters' closed eyes have more of an arch shape, as opposed to the straighter, more simple designs previously used.
    • Some characters' smiling mouths look different, having a small upward arch in the middle rather than a consistent round curve as previously seen.
    • Some other things are also improved, such as more details on the straw hat, more realistic trees and plants with many leaves, or much more realistic animals, such as the birds seen in the flashback in "Snake Jaguar".
  • Whenever a flashback scene occurs, the colors are flatter when WILFilm animates it. This can be seen in "Tick Tock," for example.
  • When asked in 2020 if WILFilm could return, Tommy Andreasen responded, "They are currently producing cool content for Playmobil, so working together is not an option at the moment. Maybe some other time on some other project."[5] This may refer to the web-series, Novelmore.
  • Though the short "Golden Hour" from Ninjago: Reimagined was animated by CC Pixels Productions,[8] it bears an uncanny resemblance to WILFilm's animation in rigging, details, and lighting, as well as the flex. Several shots from WILFilm episodes were also reused, though others were reanimated.
  • Occasionally, images from WILFilm episodes will appear in WildBrain episodes, specifically "Dyer Island," "Ninjago Confidential," and "The Turn of the Tide."

Gallery

This is a gallery of abnormal frames in which the animation is used to simulate action or sudden movement.

References

Companies

Distribution

Cartoon Network · CITV · Disney Channel · Disney XD · HBO Max · Netflix · Nickelodeon · SIC K · Teletoon · YTV

Animation

Animal Logic · CC Pixels · GDC · M2Film · Meanlow Studio · Sun Creature Studio · Taiko Studios · WILFilm ApS · WildBrain · Xentrix Studios

Other

AMEET Studio · LEGO · MOOD Visuals · Psychic Bunny · Tongal · Warner Bros.

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