10:00am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'Lego Movie's' Unikitty Gets Animated Series at Cartoon Network
Unikitty has another reason to "stay positive."
The character from the box-office hit The Lego Movie is getting her own show. Cartoon Network on Wednesday announced that it has ordered Unikitty!, an animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, that will follow the title character and her friends "into a world full of adventure, excitement and dance parties."
As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty — whose efforts to stay positive and avoid negativity no matter what sometimes makes her prone to the "occasional rage-out" — keeps busy with royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but she is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad.
Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty's trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. Through it all, Unikitty and her friends make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever.
Alison Brie voiced the character in the 2014 movie, which earned $469.2 million at the worldwide box office. The series will feature Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!) taking on the voice role. Other voice actors include Grey Griffin (Be Cool Scooby-Doo!), Kate Micucci (Be Cool Scooby-Doo!), Roger Craig Smith (Regular Show), Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) and H. Michael Croner (Review).
On board as executive producers are The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller; the film's producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee; the film's executive producer Jill Wilfert; and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!). Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans Go!) serves as supervising producer, with Edward Skudder (Dick Figures) and Lynn Wang (Star vs. Forces of Evil) as producers.
A premiere date has not yet been announced.
This marks the latest in a long-standing partnership with The Lego Group that has yielded such series and specials as LegoDC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, Legends of Chima, NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu and Mixels.
Warner Bros. Animation also produced Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Action for Cartoon Network.