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LEGO Legends of Chima is a computer-animated television series created by Tommy Andreasen and produced by The Lego Group. It was created to coincide with the Lego Legends of Chima line of construction toys. It centres on the fictional world of Chima, a place inhabited by warring tribes of anthropomorphic animals. The series broadcast on Cartoon Network in the United States. It began with two episodes that aired on January 16, 2013, with the Season 1 finale airing on December 5, 2013. On March 15, 2014, Season 2 premiered on Cartoon Network and ended on April 19, 2014. Season 3 aired on August 9, 2014 and ended on November 22, 2014.

Plot

Chima is a pristine realm filled with tribes consisting of various anthropomorphic animals ranging from the Lions, Crocodiles, Eagles, Wolves, Gorillas, Ravens, Rhinos, Bears, Beavers, Scorpions, Spiders, Bats, Saber-Tooth Tigers, Mammoths, Vultures, Phoenixes, Tigers, Ice Bears, and other animals.

Season 1: Power of the Chi

When young Prince Cragger loses his parents in the Gorge of Eternal Depth and becomes king of the Crocodile Tribe, his sister Crooler uses Persuader Plants to force him to do whatever she wants (mostly destroy the Lions). His former best friend, Prince Laval of the Lion Tribe, becomes his worst enemy. Thus, a terrible war breaks out between the eight animal tribes over the powerful Chi, a substance that can both sustain life and destroy it. Before the final battle a black cloud stops the Chi falls making Cragger blame Laval for it. At the final battle, since Crooler has run out of Persuader Plants and Laval fakes his death, Cragger is emotionally moved and apologizes for everything he has done. It is revealed that Laval faked his death to find the Crocodile Legend Beast, along with Cragger's mother.

Season 2: Quest for the Legend Beasts

When the Crawlers use the advantages of the war for the Chi to steal the Chi from Mount Cavora by blocking the falls, the eight heroes of Chima must travel to the Outlands to rescue the eight Legend Beasts, which are the keys to restarting Mount Cavora. After the defeat of the Crawlers, the legend beasts enter Mount Cavora and Chima becomes a peaceful land again, meanwhile, in the scorpion cave, King Storm, leader of the Scorpion tribe and the Crawler, is angry at Laval for giving him chi and blames it for their miserly and then responds by throwing the chi to another gorge but not before realizing another ancient threat has awakened a long slumber.

Season 3: Legend of the Fire Chi

As a threat of the Ancient Hunter Tribes emerge, the heroes of Chima must find the legendary Fire tribes and unlock the new Fire chi power to turn up the heat and stop the Ice tribes from freezing all of Chima. Towards the end of the battles with the Hunter Tribes, the heroes begin their quest for the 8 (technically 9) Fire Wings, the only things powerful enough to stop the Hunter Tribes. The heroes eventually find all 9 and spark another Great Illumination. Because of this, everything is fixed. The lands are no longer covered in ice and even the Hunter Tribes were healed of their rotting flesh as well as the corruption in their hearts. Chima, once again, becomes a peaceful land without the threat from other dangerous species. The final scene of episode 41 reveals that Chima is a realm of a giant floating island hovering above on an even larger unknown world.

Characters

The Lion Tribe

The Lion Tribe resides in the Lion Temple (referred to as the "Lion City" in most episodes) at the base of Mount Cavora where they harvest and equally distribute the Chi to all the Animal Tribes. The Lion Tribe's vehicles, buildings, and monuments are often colored in an orange-yellow with brown manes and tan accents.

  • Laval - Laval is the Prince of the Lion Tribe and the main protagonist of the series. He attempts to do the right thing as the soon to be king, but his childish behavior and arrogance gets the group into trouble.
  • Lagravis - Lagravis is the gray-maned King of the Lion Tribe and the father of Laval.
  • Lavertus / ShadoWind - Lavertus is Lagravis' brother and Laval's uncle and one of the greatest lion warriors. After being exiled upon Crominus using Persuader Plants on him to commit a crime, Lavertus took up the alias of ShadoWind where he sported a helmet that is shaped like the head of a common warthog.
  • Li'ella - Li'ella is the only named female lion who was raised by Tormak of the Fire Tribes and is also the girlfriend of Laval.
  • Leonidas - Leonidas is a brave warrior member of the Lion Tribe and cannot do two things at a time.
  • Lennox - Lennox is a brave warrior and foot soldier of the Lion Tribe.
  • Longtooth - Longtooth is an older warrior of the Lion Tribe with scars and scratches.
  • Lothar - Lothar is an Elder Lion of the Lion Tribe.
  • Lion Warriors - They are the soldiers of the Lion Tribe. They appear to have medium nougat manes and are similar to Leonidas.

The Crocodile Tribe

The Crocodile Tribe reside in the Swamps of Chima hideout which is the source of a gas that can be used in conjunction with a gel to create a torch-weapon. Crocodiles believe in their version of the Great Story that life in Chima was created by the "Mother of Mud," whose name they invoke as an expression of astonishment or frustration. The vehicles used by the Crocodile Tribe often use olive green as a base color with transparent red windshields, if any, with accents of dark red.

  • Cragger - Cragger is the Prince of the Crocodile Tribe, the son of Crominus and Crunket, and the twin brother of Crooler and the former enemy of Laval. He ends up becoming one of the main protagonists in Season 2 and 3. He also has one white eye.
  • Crominus - Crominus is the King of the Crocodile Tribe, the husband of Queen Crunket, and the father of Cragger and Crooler.
  • Crunket - Crunket is the Queen of the Crocodile Tribe, the wife of Crominus, and the mother of Cragger and Crooler.
  • Crooler - Crooler is the Princess of the Crocodile Tribe, the daughter of Crominus and Crunket, the twin sister of Cragger, and the main antagonist of Season One.
  • Crug - Crug is one of Cragger's two lead henchmen, is brown in color, has a lower jaw of his mouth that is made of metal, and is a big strong member of the Crocodile Tribe. He is known to sleep with a teddy-bear.
  • Crawley - Crawley is one of Cragger's two lead henchmen in the Crocodile Tribe. He is olive green in color and leads Cragger's Crocodile Warriors into battle.
  • Crokenburg - Crokenburg is a Crocodile general who has a half-metal face.
  • Cruz - Cruz is a dark blue general crocodile that appears in dungeons and portals in Lego Legends Of Chima Online.
  • Cranvil - Cranvil is the blacksmith of the Crocodile Tribe and names weapons after the noises they make when hitting a solid surface. He is seen in the TV series.
  • Crumb - Crumb is a crocodile who dwells underground and despises those who live above ground.
  • Crocodile Soldiers - They are the soldiers of the Crocodile Tribe with black head scales (or Red, Green or no scales) and use Crawley's weapon.

The Eagle Tribe

The Eagle Tribe live in the Eagle Spire. The Eagle Spire has no windows, doors, or streets because Eagles can fly, making it unnecessary. They are known to fly without vehicles and be analytical. The Eagle Tribe's vehicles are colored blue and white with yellow beaks.

  • Eris - Eris is the Princess of the Eagle Tribe and a close friend of Laval.
  • Ewald - Ewald is the head of the Eagle Tribe's ruling council.
  • Elon - Elon is an elder of the Eagle Tribe.
  • Equila - Equila is the Speedorz tournament announcer that wears red sunglasses.
  • Eglor - Eglor is the inventor of the Eagle Tribe. His feathers are dark blue and he wears a black flightsuit with a red monocle.
  • Ewar - Ewar is a soldier of the Eagle Tribe.
  • Elkar - Elkar is a light blue member of the Eagle Tribe and is often shown with Ewald.
  • Ehboni - Ehboni is a character in Lego Legends Of Chima Online who provides guidance to the character.
  • Elida - Elida is a scout in Lego Legends Of Chima Online and is playable in Laval's Journey and plays cameos in the TV Series.
  • Eagle Soldiers - They are light blue soldiers of the Eagle Tribe that fight in the TV Series.

The Wolf Tribe

The Wolf Tribe is a nomadic tribe that has little need for a leader because as a pack they all think similarly. However, they do choose one wolf to handle negotiations with "the others" they come in contact with. The Wolf Tribe is destructive and several of their members are known for loving to inflict pain. The Wolves revere a great "Mother Wolf" whose "Mother Tooth" was left to them to provide light in darkness and thus is treated as a sacred artifact. The Wolf Tribe's vehicles are colored in gray, black, and dark red.

  • Worriz - Worriz is the alpha male of the Wolf Tribe.
  • Wilhurt - Wilhurt is a black wolf soldier and member of the Wolf Tribe and acts like Worriz's second in command.
  • Winzar - Winzar is a gray wolf, who is the ferocious foot soldier member of the Wolf Tribe. He has three scars in his left eye.
  • Windra - Windra is a white wolf who is the female member of the Wolf Tribe.
  • Wakz - Wakz is the cunning elder of the Wolf Tribe with dark gray fur.
  • Wonald - Wonald is a young child member of the Wolf Tribe. He's the only vegetarian and nice wolf pup which makes him an outsider to the tribe.
  • Wrothgar - Wrothgar is a member of the Wolf Tribe.
  • Wince - Wince is a member of the Wolf Tribe.
  • Wolf Soldiers - They are bare-breasted (or red tunics) soldiers of the Wolf Tribe.

The Gorilla Tribe

The Gorilla Tribe are known to have a passion for flowers and fruits, and they live in the Gorilla Forest. They often say the word "dude," which according to Laval has over 1500 meanings in their language. Their homes hang from trees and are made from fruit. The Gorillas are all practitioners of the art of "mellowness" and seek to achieve enlightenment atop a "Tower Flower," a massive flower that they cause to grow.

  • Gorzan - Gorzan is the Prince of the Gorilla Tribe and close friends with Laval and Eris.
  • Grumlo - Grumlo is a gray gorilla and the leader of the Gorilla Tribe. He is also a member of the elder council.
  • G'Loona - G'Loona is a member of the Gorilla Tribe who is an orphan girl that looks up to Gorzan.
  • Grizzam - Grizzam is the white-furred gorilla warrior of the Gorilla Tribe.
  • Gompsy - Gompsy is a member of the Gorilla Tribe and has a weird hat.
  • Gornay - Gornay is a reddish-brown foot soldier of the Gorilla Tribe who leads the other Gorilla Warriors into battle.
  • Gelsi - Gelsi is a female Gorilla that gives tips about various plants in Lego Legends Of Chima Online.
  • Gunter - Gunter is a member of the Gorilla Tribe.
  • Gorilla Soldiers - They are dark brown soldiers of the Gorilla Tribe that love to advance in the trees.

The Raven Tribe

The Raven Tribe is the sneakiest tribe in Chima and reside in the Raven's Junkyard like a city in the desert. They all act like thieves and they have an attraction to shiny objects. The vehicles of the Raven Tribe are often gliders colored black, dark red, and purple.

  • Razar - Razar is the Prince of the Raven Tribe and will ally himself to anyone with the right price tag, regardless if it is right or wrong in morality.
  • Rawzom - Rawzom is the unofficial King of the Raven Tribe.
  • Razcal - Razcal is the accountant of the Raven Tribe who is very greedy, like Razar, but also seems to be his conscious as well.
  • Rizzo - Rizzo is the cyborg-like leader of some packs of the Raven Tribe.
  • Ripnik - Ripnik is the Master Thief of the Raven Tribe.
  • Reabait - Reabait is a merchant in Lego Legends of Chima Online.

The Rhino Tribe

The Rhino Tribe is the dumbest tribe in Chima. They reside in a quarry where they are known to bash rocks. The Rhinos don't know that the world is made of rocks and they think that rocks can make them rich. It has also been shown that the Rhinos can be bribed to anyone's side by giving them rocks. They appear to be very fond of the Mammoth Tribe, though this is only seen when their intelligence isn't boosted by the Rhino Legend Beast's presence.

  • Rogon - Rogon is the Prince of the Rhino Tribe.
  • Rinona - Rinona is a female member of the Rhino Tribe who is Rogon's sister.
  • Rhigor - Rhigor is a member of Chima's Elder Council which means that he is the leader of the Rhino Tribe.
  • Runk - Runk is a foot soldier and brawler member of the Rhinoceros Tribe.
  • Rukus - Rukus is a foot soldier and brawler member of the Rhinoceros Tribe.
  • Rheekon - Rheekon is a Rhino who aids the character in Lego Legends of Chima Online.

The Bear Tribe

The Bear Tribe is one of the tribes of Chima that are allied with the Lions. The Bear Tribe are very sleepy and can sleep under any circumstances. Because of this, they sleep through many battles and even fall asleep during Speedorz races. As such, the other tribes often consider them to be lazy. In fact, the Bears are able to use sleep to enter a dream world that allows them to communicate with each other and the Bear Legend Beast. The Bear Tribe later shows off a blind fury side in battle when the Ice Bear Tribe is awakened.

  • Bladvic - Bladvic is the Prince of the Bear Tribe.
  • Balkar - Balkar is the King of the Bear Tribe with light brown fur.
  • Bungey - Bungey is a member of the Bear Tribe with a light brown fur and a dark brown muzzle.
  • Bumpy - Bumpy is a member of the Bear Tribe.
  • Bozy - Bozy is a member of the Bear Tribe.
  • Buchuma - Buchuma is a member of the Bear Tribe who is very similar to Bozy.
  • Bulkar - Bulkar is a member of the Bear Tribe with brown fur.

The Beaver Tribe

The Beaver Tribe act like construction workers and are always working on their dam. They are very strange as the thought of having a vacation from work is horrible to them. Although the Beaver Tribe are neutral during the various conflicts occurring in Chima, they have helped out many tribes on different occasions. They made a cameo appearance in the Lego Ninjago episode "The Kaiju Protocol".

  • Bezar - Bezar is a white beaver who is the apparent leader of the Beaver Tribe.
  • Breezor - Breezor is a light brown beaver that resembles Bezar and is the apparent leader of the Beaver Tribe.
  • Buber - Buber is a foreman worker and warrior member of the Beaver Tribe who is brown and white in color.
  • Bubic - Bubic is a foreman worker and warrior member of the Beaver Tribe who is brown and white in color.
  • Bunic - Bunic is a member of the Beaver Tribe.

The Crawler Tribes

The Crawlers are the result of the Crocodiles' Chi Orbs that Laval threw into a gorge exposing a bunch of Scorpions, Bats, and Spiders. They were responsible for capturing the Legend Beasts and Crominus. All of their lasers and weapons are green. The Crawlers were soon frozen by the spreading ice produced by the Ice Hunters, but were soon melted out of the ice by Flinx and later ejected from the glaciers.

The Scorpion Tribe

The Scorpion Tribe appears to be the leading tribe of the Crawlers. They have some sort of venom in their tails which allows them to control minds which they once used it to control the Raven and Wolf Legend Beast. Razar described the venom of the Scorpion Tribe to be similar to a Persuader Plant. The Scorpions believe the "Great Scorpion" dropped Chi Orbs from the sky (even though it was Laval). They worship the Great Scorpion by building a statue by using Golden Chi stolen by the Raven Legend Beast. The Scorpions live in a camp in the Outlands.

  • Scorm - Scorm is the King of the Scorpion Tribe and the main antagonist of Season Two.
  • Scutter - Scutter is a Scorpion soldier whose appearance has him almost similar to scorpion man.
  • Scolder - Scolder is a gray Scorpion soldier who is the General and suspected Prince of the Scorpion Tribe.
  • Scrug - Scrug is a dim-witted dark gray Scorpion similar in appearance to Scutter, except for having regular mini figure legs.
  • Sparrmax - Sparrmax is a member of the Scorpion Tribe.
  • Scyther - Scyther is a member of the Scorpion Tribe.
  • Scorpion Soldiers - They are the Scorpion Tribe's that greatly resemble Scolder.

The Spider Tribe

The Spider Tribe is part of the Crawlers. They can spin webs from their legs and shoot them at enemies. The Spider Tribe used their webs to trap many Legend Beasts. Like the Scorpions, they originally believed that a great creature was responsible for providing them with Chi that led to their evolution which was actually Laval. However, they believe in a Great Spider rather than a Scorpion even though it was a Lion.

  • Spinlyn - Spinlyn is the Queen of the Spider Tribe who has an appearance that is similar to a drider.
  • Sparratus - Sparratus is the suspected Prince of the Spider Tribe.
  • Sparacon - Sparacon is the Chief Spider Soldier who has six legs.
  • Spindle - Spindle is a Spider soldier.
  • Spider Soldiers - They are the Spider Tribe's soldiers with 8 arms.

The Bat Tribe

The Bat Tribe is part of the Crawlers. They are the only tribe of the Crawlers which have wings which enables them to fly without machines and helicopters. They are the tribe that caused Mount Cavora to stop flowing Chi. They were called the "Black Cloud" when this happened as they can split into many bats. They appear very little as regular bats and have a minor role with little authority in the Crawlers. Individual Bats have not been shown speaking clearly. However, the Chima Online shorts reveal that the Bats who make up the Black Cloud can communicate in a single understandable voice. Scorm was also shown listening to a whispered report from a Bat soldier. Whether this indicates that Bats can communicate in the same tongue as the other Tribes or have their own language that Scorm can understand is unknown.

  • Braptor - Braptor is the King of the Bat Tribe. Unlike Scorm and Spinlyn, Braptor does not argue of who gave Chi to the Crawlers.
  • Blista - Blista is the suspected Prince of the Bat Tribe.
  • Blink - Blink is a warrior of the Bat Tribe.
  • Banter - Banter is a member of the Bat Tribe.
  • Bat Soldiers - They are the Bat Tribe's who make up the "Black Cloud".

The Fire Tribes

The Fire Tribes are tribes of animals that are classed as the "teachers" or the Guardians of Chima. The members of the Fire Tribe specialize in the use of Fire Chi.

The Phoenix Tribe

The Phoenix Tribe is the leading tribe of the Fire Tribes, and the oldest and most advanced tribe in Chima. Their Phoenix Temple is located on Mount Cavora, and has been since ancient times when Cavora was an ordinary mountain. Anciently, the Phoenix took it upon themselves to educate the other tribes and aid them in their advancement. However, Sir Fangar of the Saber-Tooth Tiger Tribe became corrupted by his new knowledge and led his own tribe, the Mammoth Tribe and the Vulture Tribe in a war against the rest of Chima. In order to stop them, the Phoenix used eight ancient artifacts to produce the "Illumination" which reverted Chima to a primordial state and trapped the Ice Hunters in the Gorge of Eternal Depth in ice. Mount Cavora was lifted into the sky and surrounded by an energy field, which isolated the Phoenix Tribe from the new "Earthborn" tribes below. It also began absorbing moisture from the air and producing the Chi falls that fell to the surface. The Phoenix Tribe carved the mouths of the falls into shapes resembling the eight new major tribes and their Legend Beasts. The Phoenix Tribe remained separate from Chima and its affairs....until the Ice Hunters escaped from their icy imprisonment.

  • Fluminox - Fluminox is the 10,000-year-old King of the Phoenix Tribe.
  • Flinx - Flinx is the young Prince of the Phoenix Tribe and Fluminox's son.
  • Foltrax - Foltrax is a member of the Phoenix Tribe and is the captain of the Blazing Bastion.
  • Frax - Frax is an orange-feathered member of the Phoenix Tribe.
  • Firox - Firox is an orange-feathered member of the Phoenix Tribe with aviator goggles.

The Tiger Tribe

The Tiger Tribe are the militaristic members of the Fire Tribes. Some of them serve as the Fire Tribe's guards.

  • Tormak / Panthor - Tormak is a Tiger Cat Guide and Li'ella's adopted father after he had rescued her after the Hunters burned down her native village. Tormak is a noble adviser to Fluminox, and convinces him to give the Earthborn tribes of Chima a chance to prove themselves worthy of Fire Chi. After the Phoenix Map exploded, Tormak was burned badly by its energies which he absorbed which caused him to take on a black tiger appearance and be mistaken for a Panther by some characters. A symbol is on one top of his head. He was later restored to normal by the Illumination that also purified the Ice Hunter Tribes.
  • Tazar - Tazar is a Tiger Cat Guide and one of the guards as seen in Episode 31.
  • Trakkar - Trakkar is a Tiger Cat Guide. Assuming by his name, he's the Tribe's main scout. Trakkar is also one of the guards as seen in Episode 31.

The Ice Hunter Tribes

The Ice Tribes are a group of tribes that specialize in ice attacks. As a result of them using Ice Powers and being frozen in the Gorge of Eternal Depth of Ice upon being defeated by the Phoenix Tribe, each of the Ice Hunters lost their flesh (the parts where they lost some flesh is represented by the purple on their bodies) and gained exposed bones (which are shown through their blue transparent parts). The Ice Tribes want to freeze all of Chima so that they can live in cold temperatures. At the end of "The Heart of Cavora," the Ice Hunters are purified by the Illumination which restored their lost flesh and got rid of their exposed bones.

The Saber-Toothed Tiger Tribe

The Saber-Tooth Tiger Tribe is the leading tribe of the Ice Hunters.

  • Sir Fangar - Sir Fangar is the cold-hearted leader of the Saber-Tooth Tiger Tribe who has a transparent left arm and a transparent right leg. He serves as the main antagonist of Season Three.
  • Stealthor - Stealthor is the General and suspected Prince of the Saber-Tooth Tiger Tribe. He has dark grey fur and a transparent left arm.
  • Strainor - Strainor is a member of the Saber-Tooth Tiger Tribe. He has a transparent right leg.
  • Sykor - Sykor is a feral member of the Saber-Tooth Tiger Tribe chained on a leash that is owned by Strainor. He has transparent ribs. Sykor has a tendency to run off dragging Strainor with him.
  • Sibress - Sibress is a female member of the Saber-Tooth Tiger Tribe with a transparent left arm and right leg.
  • Sirox - Sirox is the General of the Saber-Tooth Tiger with dark blue fur and a transparent right leg.
  • Saraw - Saraw is a member of the Saber-Tooth Tiger Tribe.
  • Saber-Tooth Tiger Soldiers - They are half-rotted soldiers of the Saber-Tooth Tigers.

The Mammoth Tribe

The Mammoth Tribe are the strongest warriors of the Ice Hunters, but also the most simple-minded. As such, they developed an unlikely friendship with the Rhino Tribe during one battle.

  • Mungus - Mungus is the Prince of the Mammoth Tribe with an icy trunk and transparent ribs. Mungus is the younger brother of Mottrot and son of Maula. As the biggest of the Ice Hunters, it took three Chi Orbs to reawaken him from his frozen sleep. Mungus is prone to playing with the Rhinos.
  • Mottrot - Mottrot is the Prince of the Mammoth tribe who is the son of Maula and the older brother of Mungus. He has a transparent left arm and a transparent right leg.
  • Maula - Maula is the Queen of the Mammoth Tribe who has a transparent right leg. She is the mother of Mungus and Mottrot.
  • Mammoth Soldiers - They are half-rotted soldiers of the Mammoth Tribe.

The Vulture Tribe

The Vulture Tribe are the extremely patient master spies of the Ice Hunters.

  • Vardy - Vardy is the leader of the Vulture Tribe who has a transparent left arm. He is Sir Fangar's second in command and he was the one ordered to revive the feared ice bears. His strategy in battle is to wait.
  • Voom Voom - Voom Voom is an upbeat member of the Vulture Tribe with a transparent right leg. He is also suspected to be the Prince of the Vultures.
  • Vornon - Vornon is a depressed Vulture with a transparent left arm and a transparent right leg.
  • Vultrix - Vultrix is a female member of the Vulture Tribe with a transparent right leg.
  • Vulture Soldiers - They are half-rotted soldiers of the Vulture Tribe.

The Ice Bear Tribe

The Ice Bear Tribe is the fourth tribe in the Ice Hunters. They are described to be mad and uncontrollable. When they were first awakened, the Ice Bear Tribe found themselves locked in combat with the Bear Tribe as a side effect of their awakening.

  • Icebite - Icebite is the leader of the ice bear tribe. He has a transparent left arm.
  • Icepaw - Icepaw is an Ice Bear with a transparent right leg.
  • Icerlot - Icerlot is an Ice Bear general with a transparent right leg and a transparent left arm.
  • Iceklaw - Iceklaw is an Ice Bear with a transparent right leg.

Nomads

The following characters do not fit the category of the other tribes:

  • Skinnet - Skinnet is a nomadic skunk who always seems to cause a stink-literally-at exactly the worst possible moment, which makes it extremely difficult for most other inhabitants of Chima to become friends with him. According to Skinnet's LEGO.com bio, it indicates that the rest of the Skunk Tribe has mysteriously disappeared. His stink turned to a more perfume like smell after the great illumination.
  • Furtivo - Furtivo is a mischievous nomadic fox. He is one of the trophy in Sir Fangers trophy room is later thawed out by Flinx.
  • Dom de la Woosh - Dom de la Woosh is a nomadic peacock who is good at Speedorz racing.
  • Lundor - Lundor is a Leopard Cat Guide that works for the Fire Tribes. He is a historian that keeps track of all events that have occurred in Chima and thinks that there are more leopards somewhere in the world.
  • Plovar - Plovar is a small plover that is obsessed with dental hygiene and drops in to clean Cragger's teeth (and sometimes even Crooler's teeth) from time to time, He is the only animal not evolved by the Chi but is capable of speech. He is later captured and frozen in Sir Fangar's trophy room, but escapes after using his mouth to free himself from the ice.
  • Reegull - Reegull is an flightless Eagle/Raven hybrid as his father was an Eagle and his mother was a Raven (both kinds wouldn't accept him into their kind).

Legend Beasts

The Legend Beasts are a group of animals that did not drink the Chi from Mount Cavora and have left Chima in where they were prophesied to return there when they are needed the most. The Legend Beasts are listed in order of appearance.

  • Lion Legend Beast - The Lion Legend Beast is an ordinary Lion that will become a big part later on.
  • Crocodile Legend Beast - The Crocodile Legend Beast is an ordinary Crocodile.
  • Eagle Legend Beast - The Eagle Legend Beast is an ordinary but large Eagle. It also has two eggs.
  • Wolf Legend Beast - The Wolf Legend Beast is an ordinary Wolf. It is also believed to be the mother wolf that birthed all the existing wolves and gave them the “mother tooth” to “light the way in the darkness”.
  • Gorilla Legend Beast - The Gorilla Legend Beast - also known as “the legend dude” - is an ordinary brown Gorilla.
  • Raven Legend Beast - The Raven Legend Beast is an ordinary but large Raven. Like the raven tribe residents the raven legend beast has a strange affinity to gold things, and loves stealing.
  • Rhinoceros Legend Beast - The Rhinoceros Beast is an ordinary Rhinoceros. The Rhino Tribe males becomes really smart when near this beast since the females are already smart.
  • Bear Legend Beast - The Bear Legend Beast is an ordinary Bear. The Bear Tribe and the Bear Legend Beast can both telepathically communicate through dreams.
  • Sabertooth Legend Beast - An implied existing beast from ancient Chima, believed that it's fang is now Sir Fangar's sword.

Mini movies

A series of mini movies of extra adventures in the land of Chima were uploaded on the Lego website and YouTube channel. A selection of them appeared on special Season 1 Part 1 DVD releases.

Background and production

Development

Legends of Chima was produced by M2Film, an animation studio in Denmark. The supervising producer was Ole Holm Christensen. Each episode consists of 22 minutes. The production involved a team of 300 that were based in various locations including Denmark, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Bangkok. Christensen commented, "Our designers, art directors, animators, everyone couldn't wait to sink their teeth into the project. Our art team, which is spread out all over the world, created lots of concept art of the series. The goal was to create something special that, at least in our view, was unique and hadn't been seen before on television." The artists took their inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including "many different elements of pop culture". The demands of the animation required a Maya-based CG pipeline and heavy render farms, with each episode taking about 12 weeks to produce. The Chima characters were animated to resemble the shiny plastic surfaces of Lego minifigures, rather than recreating animal fur.[1]

In 2021, The co-creator of Lego Ninjago Tommy Andreasen had revealed the unseen concept art for the Legends of Chima on Twitter, detailing what the theme could have been had it taken a different path. Tommy Andreasen explained, "This is a concept film was made to explain Legends of Chima's ending internally. The search for the Fire Wings was intended to be a 6 episode arc which would also have introduced Florax, Flinx's mother, chief botanist of Chima, but plans were revised."[2]

Writing

The storyline was written by Los Angeles-based writer John Derevlany. He commented, "Usually things get dramatically scaled back for production reasons. In the case of Legends of Chima, everything got even more epic. I think the show is quite special because it tells simple children’s stories set against incredible action scenes and a very deep, immersive mythology."[1]

Cast

  • David Attar - Cragger, Lennox, Rogon, Ripnik, Reegull, Stealthor
  • Bethany Brown - Eris, Crooler, Spinlyn, Rinona, Wonald
  • Matt Cronander - Willhurt, Ewar, Elon
  • Bill Courage - Crominus, Lagravis, Longtooth, Lavertus, Mottrot
  • Chris Durchand - Dom De La Woosh, Sir Fangar, Strainor
  • Jesse Inocalla - Plovar, Grumlo, Runk, Sparracon, Fluminox
  • Meghan Kinsley - Crunket, G'Loona, Windra, Li'ella, Maula
  • John Nelson - Wakz, Crug, Balkar, Rukus, Flinx
  • Michael Patric - Gorzan, Scorm, Mungus, Voom Voom, Eglor
  • Scott Shantz - Laval, Worriz, Skinnet, Furtivo, Razcal, Sparratus, Scolder, Scutter, Lundor, Vardy, Firox
  • Jeff Evans Todd - Razar, Bladvic, Crawley, Winzar, Leonidas, Equila, Ewald
  • Adam White - Foltrax, Vornon
  • Dave Pettitt - Tormak

Crew

  • Doug Parker - Voice Director[3]

Soundtrack

The music for Legends of Chima was written by Danish composer Anthony Lledo who had worked together with Peder Pedersen on the director's Indiana Jones and Star Wars themed Lego shorts. The music was awarded the 2013 Cue Award for Best Television Score and has been released on two soundtrack albums by MovieScore Media.

References

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