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Trail Blazer Studios, LLC is a mass media, entertainment, and production company owned by Trailblazer101, who is the owner of the LMMCU Wiki. The company was founded by Trail on June 1st, 2017, as Imagination Studios, but was renamed to its current name on August 23rd, 2017. Trail Blazer Studios focuses on the independent development and distribution of several unique and original intellectual properties, which are created through the company's products that consist of various live-action and animated films and television series alongside some arcs, while also producing several merchandise products and a theme park and public resort attractions that are centered on their properties. Trail Blazer Studios also collaborates with their divisions and subsidiary, other LMMCU-based companies, and major companies for their various products with development and distribution, while the company is primarily known for their vast properties which are traditionally intended to spawn individual media franchises or to remain as largely standalone or interconnected works that are either one-offs or a series of products.
Among the company's various properties, their notable franchises include The LEGO Blazer Movie franchise, the Arthurian Universe, the Realms of Onlovile franchise, the Mooreview 667 Continuity, and the no longer developed Wikia Cinematic Universe, while the company's standalone properties primarily consist of the films Blitz, Crimson City, Cyclone in the Egress, Imagination Spike, The Code Authority, The Extermination, The Unrest, and Ultra Enigma, and the television series The Extermination spin-off Baneful Hunt, Cloud Man and its' spin-off Zapper, the Imagination Spike spin-offs Cyber Raiders and Cycle of Life, Doctor Blase and its' anthology spin-off Blaze Enchanters, Hazard Warning, On the Trail, Red Defender, The Adventures of Lord Darkvolt, The Trail Blazer Adventures, The Wikiverse According to Trail Blazer, and Under Arrest and its' spin-off I.R.S.S. Services. The company also operates the streaming service Inferno Scope to house content from its companies Imagination Entertainment, Nostalgic Games, and Blazing Publishers, and its rewards program the Blazing House, and is developing the product presentation event Trail Blazer Experience which will be hosted by Trail to unveil information about the company's properties, while the company has also unveiled information about their products at LMMCU conventions including L16 Expo since July of 2017 and the LMMCU Anniversary Festival since Trail's founding of it in August of 2019.
Trail Blazer Studios also owns several other companies that are used to house different forms of media properties under their production banner. These include their divisions Trail Blazer Parks and Resorts, which focuses on the construction and maintenance of LMMCU Land attractions that are centered on the company's properties; Blazing Publishers, which focuses on the creation and publishing of novels, stories, and comic book series; and Imagination Entertainment, which focuses on the independent development and distribution of unrealistic and adapted intellectual properties. Another division was Inferno Productions, which focused on the development and distribution of standalone adult-oriented properties up until its' shut down and folding into Imagination Entertainment on February 7th, 2020. The company's sole subsidiary is Nostalgic Games, which focuses on the development and publishing of interactive video games, apps, consoles, and services. Trail Blazer Studios has also used several forms of transactions to transfer properties with these companies, which include Blazing Publishers for Foundation Collapse; Inferno Productions for The Savages; Imagination Entertainment for Infinity, High Roads, Local Warfront, Mister Doctor, The Clone Masters, and The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, and later Mystery Novel, The Savages, and the untitled adult-animated television series from Inferno Productions following its' shut down; and Nostalgic Games for LEGO Multiverse, Rift Masters, Sherlock: The Game Is On, and The LEGO Batman Movie Video Game. Trail Blazer Studios also works closely with Blazing Publishers for the comic book series Torrent Outbreak, an adaptation of The LEGO Blazer Movie franchise, and with Nostalgic Games for the consoles the BlazeBox and the Blaze Oblong, the virtual assistant Firestar, and the gaming controller the LCon, which was also developed with iNinjago Studios for the streaming service Inferno Scope, and previously licensed content to Frick TV and the streaming services The LMMCU, created by Trail, and the Nostalgic Network, which were scrapped in favor of Inferno Scope, although a Frick TV series may enter development under a new license while Inferno Scope is open for carrying content from other community members.
The company has also established collaborative partnerships with other LMMCU-based companies and its' members for some of their properties, including Shatara Studios owner Red Shogun who serves as a co-producer on the film Imagination Spike and its' sequels Imagination Drain and Imagination Crush, and it's spin-off television series Cyber Raiders and Cycle of Life, and for the film The Extermination and its' untitled sequel and spin-off series Baneful Hunt, and with iNinjago Studios for an untitled LMMCU Arc and its' owner iNinjago for an untitled collaboration project. In addition to the company's partnerships for their collaboration properties, Trail Blazer Studios has also made several property transactions with other companies which saw the acquisitions of the properties Arrowsmith, Gallick, High Roads, Mister Doctor, The Clone Masters, and later The Extermination from Shatara Studios in two separate deals, the Wikia Cinematic Universe from iNinjago Studios until it was later halted from development, and The Minecraft Arc from RealGameTime, along with the re-acquirement of Imagination Spike and Imagination Drain from Shane Studios after initially giving them away, and the transfers of the properties Bullseye to Shatara Studios, High Roads to iNinjago Studios until it was later canceled and transferred to Imagination Entertainment along with Mister Doctor and The Clone Masters, and Gallick to Navstar Productions. Additionally, the film LEGO DC Super-Villains: Legion of the Monitor was initially developed as part of the LMMCU Arcs through a collaboration with iNinjago Studios until Trail chose to pursue the arc independently with it later being re-developed as a standalone film project, both of which were approved by iNinjago, while a new arc collaboration was established between the two instead. while the film was later transferred to Imagination Entertainment.
While Trail Blazer Studios had established successful collaborative partnerships, previous ones were not as strong. These most notably were the distribution partnerships with Solar Studios for the Mystery Hour Trilogy films One Truth, The Ripper, and The Modern Inquiry; Solar Studios and later Retro Flare Productions, a joint subsidiary with Marty McCorps, for the Ultimate Ultimate Adventure Universe television series The Trail Blazer Adventures and its' crossover with Marty McCorps' Miles and the Virusverse, The Ultimate Adventure of Trail and Miles, and the film Fury; Shane Studios and Marty McCorps for the film Surge at separate times; Shane Studios for the films Imagination Spike, Imagination Drain, and Bolt Traction, and Infiniteermoon for an untitled science-fiction fantasy television series. These partnerships were all ended between late 2019 and early 2020 after the company experienced several creative disagreements, miscommunications, lack of proper development, and controversies surrounding the properties and with their partners, with Trail ending the distribution partnership for the Mystery Hour Trilogy films, and the development partnerships for the Ultimate Ultimate Adventure Universe television series and Fury, all after shutting down Solar Studios and later Retro Flare Productions, while the development partnerships for Imagination Spike, Imagination Drain, Surge, Bolt Traction, and the untitled science-fiction fantasy television series were ended due to disagreements with the partners. After these partnerships were ended, the Mystery Hour Trilogy films were set for distribution solely under Trail Blazer Studios until it was later canceled, The Trail Blazer Adventures was re-developed as a standalone property with a new direction, Fury, Surge, and Bolt Traction were re-developed and added to the Mooreview 667 Continuity, the Imagination Spike content was re-developed independently with Red Shogun co-producing, and the untitled science-fiction fantasy television series was abandoned in favor of The Trail Blazer Adventures.
List of Products
- Arthurian Universe
- Mooreview 667 Continuity
- Realms of Onlovile franchise
- The LEGO Blazer Movie franchise
- Wikia Cinematic Universe
- BlazeBox (developed with Nostalgic Games)
- Blaze Oblong (developed with Nostalgic Games)
- Blazing House (content licensing with Imagination Entertainment, Nostalgic Games, and Blazing Publishers)
- Firestar (developed with Nostalgic Games)
- Inferno Scope (content licensing with Imagination Entertainment, Nostalgic Games, and Blazing Publishers)
- LCon (developed with Nostalgic Games and iNinjago Studios for Inferno Scope)
- The Trail House Resort (managed by Trail Blazer Parks and Resorts)
- Trail Blazer Universe (managed by Trail Blazer Parks and Resorts)
Trail Blazer Studios has housed several properties, including films, television series, and video games, throughout its' activity that were either since transferred to other LMMCU-based companies or had the development or distribution partnerships for them ended, while the company has also acquired or re-acquired several properties from other companies through transactions, which were all often done to benefit Trail's interests, creative ideas, and pursuit of unique and realistic properties being balanced through his companies. These properties include LEGO Multiverse, Rift Masters, Sherlock: The Game Is On, The LEGO Batman Movie Video Game, the Ultimate Ultimate Adventure Universe television series The Trail Blazer Adventures, Miles and the Virusverse, and their crossover The Ultimate Adventure of Trail and Miles, Bullseye, Arrowsmith, Gallick, High Roads, Mister Doctor, The Clone Masters, Surge, Fury, Imagination Spike and its' sequel Imagination Drain, Blazer, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, Local Warfront, Infinity, The Savages, Silver Mirror Ninja, the Wikia Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man Noir, Bolt Traction, the untitled science-fiction fantasy television series, Foundation Collapse, the Mystery Hour Trilogy films One Truth, The Ripper, and The Modern Inquiry, Ultra Enigma, Mystery Novel, the untitled adult-animated television series, LEGO DC Super-Villains: Legion of the Monitor, and The Minecraft Arc, while info regarding their transactions are listed in the sub-page linked above.
- Trail Blazer Studios was originally founded as Imagination Studios on June 1st, 2017, but Trailblazer101 chose to rename the company on August 23rd, 2017 to Trail Blazer Studios after deciding the name was more suitable for the company.
- The Imagination Studios name was an influence for the name of Trail's independent production company Imagination Entertainment, which focuses on the development of unrealistic and adapted intellectual property content. On October 17th, 2019, Imagination Entertainment was transferred as a division of Trail Blazer Studios after Trail cut-off its previous independent production division Inferno Indie Studios on October 10th, 2019 to avoid a conflict of interest with the LMMCU Indie Division. Inferno Indie Studios was later re-purposed on November 16th, 2019 as Inferno Productions with a new focus on standalone adult-oriented properties, while on January 12th, 2020, Trail expressed interest in reviving Inferno Indie Studios as a separate division. Despite this, Inferno Productions was shut down and folded into Imagination Entertainment on February 7th, 2020, while the "Inferno" name was re-used for Trail Blazer Studios' streaming service Inferno Scope, which carries content from Imagination Entertainment and the two incarnations of Inferno Productions.
- Trail Blazer Studios' logo was changed on December 10th, 2019 after dawning it since August 23rd, 2017 as Trail decided to change some aspects of it to be modernized.
- Trail Blazer Studios was nominated for the "Company of the Year" award in the LMMCU Awards on February 14th, 2019, along with other companies.