Who would have thought that in-flight safety briefings can be so awesome? Of course, we’ve seen some highly creative safety videos that break the norm from airlines like Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic, but now it’s time for Turkish Airlines to step into the game with some plastic bricks.
With the help from Warner Bros., The Lego Group, and Animal Logic, our favourite Master Builders of The Lego Movie universe do what movie stars do best between sequels: Star in a flashy airline safety video!
Created to build up hype for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Turkish Airlines’ new in-safety video puts Emmet (Chris Pratt), Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett), and many more Lego Movie favourites into one cabin to bring hilarity and style to the mundane safety procedures before takeoff. With the original cast, loads of cameos, and “a song and dance that will get stuck in everyone’s head for the rest of the flight”, how much awesome can you get with a safety briefing? This combines two of my favourite things (animation and aviation) into something that I must admit is truly a blast.
Interestingly enough, this is not the first time that Warner Bros. has collaborated with Turkish Airlines. Back in 2016, the Turkey flag carrier held an advertising campaign for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, consisting of commercials that promote the fictional cities of Gotham and Metropolis, an exclusive promotional livery on one of their Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and a scene in the movie featuring the airline.
A member of Star Alliance, Turkish Airlines is one of the largest carriers in the world, owning over 320 aircraft that serve over 300 destinations, and flying to more countries than any other airline.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will be arriving in North American cinemas via Warner Bros. Pictures on February 8, 2019, although a concrete release date for Turkey is yet to be confirmed.
What did you think of The Lego Movie safety briefing? Are there other in-flight safety videos you’d recommend? Be sure to construct your opinions in the comments below!
Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt.
Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science and Digital Design graduate of AUT University. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).