"The beast has been unleashed".
--Biscuit Savage on Himself
Bread's Crumbs 2: Electric Boogaloo is the sequel to Bread's Crumbs, which was released on June 19, 2015. It is the second major installment in the Bread's Crumbs Cinematic Universe and the fifth installment overall. The film stars returning cast members Gabe Sagherian, Austin Brinser, Chris Lombardo, LordStarscream100 and Ryan Bowman, and introduces new cast members Vishnu Rammohan, Ross Lovell, Sean Larkin, Zion Figueroa, and Brandon Archibald, who portrays the film's main antagonist, Biscuit Savage, while Michael Robinson and Mitchell Patterson reprise their roles from The Biggest Fish of Them All. The film was set to be directed by Ryan Bowman and Scott Pincus, but due to Ryan's absence throughout the shoot, LordStarscream100 handled the entire film himself. The Clan reunites to claim The Crumbs after realizing the artifact in the first film was a power-corrupting decoy. Before they can embark on their journey - Biscuit Savage and Nazi Mitch scheme to combat The Clan and seize The Crumbs for themselves.
Unlike the first film, which was made without plans for any future installments, the film heavily fortifies the story, tying the previous three interquels in with the main storyline, while answering and raising several questions. Unlike the first film, which had running time of only four minutes, the sequel is ten times as long, with a running time of 45 minutes. Bread's Crumbs 2: Electric Boogaloo was released on June 8, 2015, with filming having taken place from June 1 to June 4. Various interquels would follow throughout the year following its release, while a sequel was released on June 26, 2016. A fourth and final film is due for release in June 2017.
A year following the battle with Bread Nelson, Flynt Coal (Austin Brinser) infiltrates the U.B.N.V.A. headquarters and is attacked by the brutal Biscuit Savage (Brandon Archibald). Days later, Glen Tennis (LordStarscream100) reunites the new and old members of The Clan to tell them he discovered the truth behind The Crumbs. Glen explains that the artifact that Nelson claimed was a a corruptive duplicate of the real artifact dubbed "Fake Crumbs", which can harm a person and even mutate them. As The Clan tries to piece together recent events, including the vision experienced by Sandy Sandler (Michael Robinson), Biscuit Savage schemes to kill The Clan and seize The Crumbs. After organizing his plans, he sets off and battles the group, mercilessly beating up the team and killing Glen by crushing his head. After Glen's death, John Bacchus (Gabe Sagherian) assumes command of the team and leads everyone to Mekron Woods, where Glen believed The Crumbs can be found.
In the meantime, Captain Jumpa (Ryan Bowman) experiences a vision which portrays a dark future where Bacchus has divided The Clan into two factions, having gone mad in his quest to claim The Crumbs's power. Jumpa leads a small team of fighters, including Vin Diesel (Chris Lombardo) and Mahatma (Vishnu Rammohan) to confront Bacchus, who is allied with Sandy, Flynt Coal and Big Beard (Sean Larkin). Jumpa attempts to find out why Bacchus is against him, but a battle breaks out, resulting in the deaths of Vin and Mahatma. Jumpa flees the scene after Bacchus spares his life.
The Clan heads to Mekron Woods to find The Crumbs. While there, they find Big Beard, a strong bearded warrior, and Lord Tyresius (Zion Figueroa), the ancient guardian of The Crumbs. Flynt manages to obtain the artifact, but Nazi Mitch (Mitchell Patterson) arrives, trapping Colonel Crunch (Russell Parkinson) and Corporal Crunch (Eric Gorbaty) in an alternate dimension before stealing The Crumbs from Flynt. Mitch meets with Biscuit Savage at the Bread Bungalow, where they planned to exchange The Crumbs, but Mitch betrays Biscuit Savage with the intention of creating a Fourth Reich. Savage attacks Nazi Mitch, causing him to drop The Crumbs. After Savage demands the artifact, Mitch gives him one of the "Fake Crumbs" while holding onto the real artifact. Savage departs with the fake artifact, and Nazi Mitch grins.
Bacchus leads Flynt, Vin, Plot Device, Lord Tyresius and Mahatma in a drastic effort to defeat Biscuit Savage and reclaim The Crumbs. During the final battle, Biscuit Savage manages to overwhelm the Clan and knocks his adversaries down with ease. After a lengthy battle, Savage takes apart the "Fake Crumbs" and consumes its energy core. Moments later, he starts to violently gag; as The Clan retreats, Biscuit Savage explodes. It is later revealed that his physical form was sent to the Conundrum Dimension as a result.
The Clan returns to their base, with Bacchus explaining that Biscuit Savage didn't eat The Crumbs, but instead, he ate one of the "Fake Crumbs". Knowing the real artifact is still missing, Bacchus declares that he's going on a solo-mission to find them, and he runs off. Shortly after, Jumpa returns, having awoken from his vision, and Flynt and Vin explain what happened. Astonished, Jumpa says nothing as he looks off in the distance with The Clan.
- Gabe Sagherian as John Bacchus - A founding member of The Clan and a trusted ally of Captain Jumpa.
- Austin Brinser as Flynt Coal - A loyal member of The Clan who is partners with Vin Diesel.
- Chris Lombardo as Vin Diesel - A founding member of The Clan who is partners with Flynt Coal.
- Russell Parkinson as Colonel Crunch - Jumpa's right hand man who doesn't age and fought in World War II.
- Eric Gorbaty as Corporal Crunch - A member of The Clan and the clone of Colonel Crunch.
- LordStarscream100 as Glen Tennis - One of The Clan's founding members who leads the group in Jumpa's absence.
- Ryan Bowman as Captain Jumpa - The leader of The Clan, a group of treasure hunters; he is plagued with visions in the film and thus is absent for the majority of the story.
- Michael Robinson as Sandy Sandler - John Bacchus' best friend who debuted in The Biggest Fish of Them All, in which he received a vision of a new threat.
- Zion Figueroa as Lord Tyresius - The ancient guardian of The Crumbs along with Big Beard, who joins The Clan when they arrive at Mekron Woods.
- Sean Larkin as Plot Device/Big Beard - A strong warrior who helps Tyresius guard The Crumbs; he later joins The Clan in their fight against Biscuit Savage.
- Vishnu Rammohan as Mahatma - A peacemaking member of The Clan, who joined the group sometime prior to the film's main events; he often looks for nonviolent ways to settle conflicts.
- Ross Lovell as Reginald Wellington - A fanciful gentleman who joined The Clan sometime prior to the events of the film.
- Brandon Archibald as Biscuit Savage - A formidable brute and member of the U.B.N.V.A. who serves as the film's main antagonist. He seeks to obtain The Crumbs and claim its power. On multiple occassions, he faces off against The Clan all by himself.
- Mitchell Patterson as Nazi Mitch - An ancient yet dangerous Aryan who helps lead the U.B.N.V.A., and has an uneasy alliance with Biscuit Savage. Mitch seeks to obtain The Crumbs, and he allies with Biscuit Savage to do so.
- Ryan Bowman as Jumpa X - A cyborg created by Biscuit Savage for future intentions. Jumpa was modeled after Captain Jumpa, and is the first successful cyborg created by the U.B.N.V.A.
- Michael Behrenshauser as The Paleman - A mysterious hooded person who Biscuit Savage asks to help with his operation; however, he declines. Michael had a brief role in the film, and will return as The Paleman in the fourth film.
David Matz makes a brief cameo as Bread Nelson. Trevor Johnson, a friend of Brandon Archibald, makes a cameo in the film as a U.B.N.V.A member named Johnson, although he is uncredited. Ryan Grier and Jacob Lutz both have brief cameos during a scene in the U.B.N.V.A. headquarters. Though they're not credited, it was later confirmed that Ryan played Banny Passerini, a villain introduced in the third film who is the son of Biscuit Savage. In May 2017, it was confirmed that Jacob played Axel Gunner, a villain introduced in the series' last interquel, The Two Man Trio, in which he's the main antagonist.
The sequel to Bread's Crumbs was announced on July 16, 2014, by LordStarscream100, the first film's editor and co-director.
Ryan B, who directed, wrote, and starred in the first film, confirmed he will return to write and direct the sequel, as well as to reprise the role of Captain Jumpa, although LordStarscream100 will co-direct, produce, and edit the film. Gabe S and Austin B, who portrayed John Bacchus and Flynt Coal respectively, expressed interest in returning for a sequel from the start. On August 1, it was revealed that Chris L would be returning to help in the movie, and would indeed reprise the role of Vin Diesel. In September, the entire cast of the first film was confirmed to return, except for David M, who has not confirmed whether he will return or not. A 30 second teaser for the film was released on January 31, 2015, to tie in with the Super Bowl. The trailer was comprised of footage from the first film and the three interquels.
On February 14, LordStarscream100 confirmed that Trevor J, a friend of newcomer Brandon A and also a debuting actor, may make his first appearance in the film. His role was later reduced to a cameo, in which he was spying on Biscuit Savage from behind closed doors. On March 6, it was revealed that Dakota M may have a role in the film as well - however, despite his eventual confirmation on May 11, for various reasons he did not wind up participating in filming, although he would later make his debut in The Conundrum Dimension. Filming was expected to commence on June 1 and conclude on June 4. Due to the filming schedule, the possibility rose that the film's release date will be bumped up several days to give LordStarscream100 more time to edit it. On May 10, LordStarscream100 confirmed that Jacob D will not appear in the film as Justin Bartisto due to a lack of interest. His lack of participation in the film pushed Alias Odium further away from the main storyline of the series.
On May 17, LordStarscream100 confirmed that Brandon Archibald will be playing the film's main antagonist, Biscuit Savage, taking Bread Nelson's place as the primary villain of the film, as David M has declined to reprise his role. On May 20, it was officially confirmed that Mitchell Patterson will reprise his role as Nazi Mitch, having portrayed the character in The Biggest Fish of Them All, in which he was the main antagonist. Little details have been revealed on his character up to this point, although he is said to have a major part in the film's plot. On May 23, Zion J was confirmed to have joined the film's cast, with Sean L joining as well on May 29. Their roles in the film are currently unknown.
On May 31, LordStarscream100 confirmed that Ryan B will not be present for the film on June 1 or June 3. It was unknown how this would affect his role, although this meant that LordStarscream100 would be directing much of the film instead of co-directing it with Ryan B. The same day, the full name of Michael Robinson's character Sandy was revealed to be Sandy Sandler.
Filming officially began on June 1, 2015. A tremendous amount of cast members were present, including Gabe S, Russell P, LordStarscream100, Austin B, Chris L, Eric G, Michael R, Zion J, Sean L, Vishnu R, Ross L, Brandon A and Mitchell P. Filming took place all day long, starting at around 8:00 in the morning and going all the way up to 2:30 in the afternoon, with various breaks throughout the day. A total of around 500 videos were shot in one day - marking the record for the most footage shot in one day for a LordStarscream100 film.
Filming continued on June 2, with Gabe S, LordStarscream100, Chris L, Austin B, Ryan B, Michael R, Sean L, Vishnu R, Brandon A and Mitchell P all present. Filming barely took place on June 3 due to many of the film's cast members leaving early. Only two shots were filmed this day - when Jumpa X arrives to greet Biscuit Savage (though Savage's part was filmed the previous day). Filming was 'concluded' on June 4, with Gabe S, LordStarscream100, Ryan B, Chris L, Austin B, Sean L, Eric G, Vishnu R, Ross L and Mitchell P all present at various points throughout the day. In the afternoon, after filming a crucial scene with several of the cast members, LordStarscream100 returned to the cast to find that they no longer wanted to film because it was so late in the afternoon. As a result, filming was unexpectedly cut short - resulting in a major scene at Mekron Woods being cut.
On June 5, LordStarscream100 confirmed that the film is officially set for release on June 7, 2015. He also revealed the roles of various actors, including Sean L, who will play Plot Device, Zion F, who will play Tyresius, Ross L, who will play Reginald, and Vishnu R, who will play Mahatma. Dakota M was confirmed to not have a role in the film, as he was not able to participate in filming. Ryan B was also confirmed to have been unseated as the co-director of the film, as LordStarscream100 took full control of the project due to his continuous absences (Ryan B was absent throughout the first day of filming, where most of the shoot took place, as well as the third day and he barely participated in the fourth).
On June 6, LordStarscream100 confirmed that the project will have a running time of approximately 45 minutes, making it not only the longest Bread's Crumbs film yet by far, but also the longest LordStarscream100 "short film", running at nearly twice the length of The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods, which was released around a year earlier. At over 40 minutes long, the film is over ten times as long as the first movie. It was ultimately labeled "full movie" instead of "short film" due to its running time.
Because of the extended amount of time it took for the film to process on YouTube, the release date was shifted from June 7 to June 8. The film received a generally positive reaction from the audience.
- Before the final battle in the second film begins, Biscuit Savage walks out of the tennis court to fight The Clan. Before the final battle of the third film begins, Biscuit Savage enters the tennis court to fight alongside The Clan.
- The only day Brandon Archibald knew for sure he could film on was June 1, the first day of filming. As a senior in high school, Brandon would have to spend several days rehearsing for graduation, which would make him unavailable. Ultimately, Brandon also wound up being available on June 2, but by June 3 and 4 he was unavailable.
- On the last day of filming, an "after-credits scene" was shot with Corporal Crunch and Jumpa X, played by Eric Gorbaty and Ryan Bowman, respectively. The scene takes place in the Conundrum Dimension, and involved Jumpa X confronting Corporal Crunch while Captain Jumpa and John Bacchus watch from a distance and run off. Scott scrapped the scene, feeling it made no sense whatsoever particularly since Bacchus and Jumpa randomly wind up in the Conundrum Dimension - and also, Bacchus had just departed to go on his own journey, and his sudden return wouldn't make any sense.
- For many of the scenes on the track (except the vision scene) there were many extras present and hanging around on the set. Scott ultimately decided against letting them appear in the film, knowing they wouldn't have a place in the scene and that there were already enough new characters being introduced at that time (Reginald, Mahatma, and Sandy).
- Near the end of the film, when Biscuit Savage consumes the core of The Crumbs, the wax ball was actually replaced with a strawberry.
- Mitchell based the line "Ze ability to destroy a planet is insignificant compared to the power of ze Bread's Crumbs" - a reference to Star Wars (1977). Since Scott hadn't seen the movie in so long, and wanted to avoid quoting other films, he didn't even realize the origin of the line.
- Gabe Sagherian improvised the nickname "Sandy 'Hurricane' Sandler", a reference to the hurricane by the same name.
- LordStarscream100 looked to create a serious yet also comedic tone for the film, hoping for it to have a good story that the viewer can follow while also adding in humorous moments throughout it - but not dragging down the film in the process of doing so.
- Colonel Crunch, Corporal Crunch and Flynt Coal are dispatched to Mekron Woods to obtain The Crumbs, which they succeed in doing, but Nazi Mitch defeats them and steals The Crumbs.
- In the original scene, the entire Clan, including Bacchus, Vin, Mahatma and Reginald all would have gone there as well, and they would have met Lord Tyresius and Big Beard - the guardians of The Crumbs. The two are hesitant to give them The Crumbs at first, although they soon ally together in a bid to protect it. However, Nazi Mitch and Jumpa X arrive and battle The Clan, with Nazi Mitch stealing The Crumbs and trapping Colonel and Corporal Crunch in the Conundrum Dimension.
- This scene was ultimately scrapped due to the cast not wanting to film it. Consequently, Jumpa X's role in the film was cut down, and Tyresius' and Big Beard's introductions were also cut and explained via text.
- It was purely a coincidence that Mitchell Patterson was in the same room used as the U.B.N.V.A. base. Previously, him and Scott had filmed the scene where Nazi Mitch talks to Biscuit Savage over the phone.
- Mahatma can briefly be seen working on one of the computers during the scene as well. Scott has confirmed he is not an antagonist, nor is he looking to betray the Clan. Mahatma was likely "stealing information from the U.B.N.V.A". Similarly, in the third film, Sandy Sandler, Corporal Crunch and Big Beard were all sitting with Bread Nelson during a brief scene.
- When counting Sandy, who technically isn't a new character considering he appeared in The Biggest Fish of Them All and not a major Bread's Crumbs installment - nearly half of The Clan consists of new characters. Jumpa, Bacchus, Glen, Flynt, Vin, Colonel Crunch and Corporal Crunch all return, and they're joined by Sandy, Reginald, Mahatma, Lord Tyresius and Big Beard.
- Due to the limited amount of time before much of the cast had to head off and take finals, much of Glen Tennis' dialogue during The Clan's opening scene was filmed after everyone had departed, as Scott didn't have any finals that day. Brandon Archibald, Ross Lovell and Vishnu Rammohan assisted Scott in filming the scene.
- The scene was actually shot inside the nearby tennis court, which contains several outlets that LordStarscream100 used to charge the camera while filming. The camera was angled to avoid seeing the fence surrounding the court.
- Mekron Woods is actually named after a character from BIONICLE: Universe II: On Being A Champion. In the film, XPlode, a Hero Factory character who was meant to be a Makuta, was renamed "Mekron" by LordStarscream100 because he disliked the original name. Mekron Woods pays homage to the character in the film over three years after it was released.
- On the first day of filming, during the scene where The Clan reunites, huddles around and screams, Gabe Sagherian was accidentally hit in the nose by Austin Brinser, which caused it to start bleeding. Filming wasn't stopped and continued on as planned.
- When Bacchus is pacing behind the Clan while Glen talks, he is seen holding a tissue. Flynt asks Bacchus how long that (his nose bleed) has been happening, to which Bacchus replies, "as long as I can remember". Yet the nose bleed is not actually seen, which likely confuses the viewer. The idea is that the "fake Crumbs" from the first film made everyone sick - it was the cause of Bacchus' eye on his cheek in The Biggest Fish of Them All. Now, Bacchus' current "disease" is constant nose bleeds.
- The film's final battle was set to take place at Kerr Park, which is about a mile away from the high school, and would take place next to a river where Biscuit Savage and Nazi Mitch would've met up, with Mitch revealing his true intentions to Biscuit Savage. This part of the plot was kept for the Bread Bungalow scene. The Clan would then show up, battle for The Crumbs, and Biscuit Savage would be killed while Nazi Mitch escapes with The Crumbs. On June 1, which was the only day Brandon Archibald knew for sure he would be able to film, the crew was set to head to Kerr Park to shoot the final battle - but because they only had less than two hours left, and wouldn't be able to make it there, film, and come back, Scott made the last-minute decision to film the final battle at the school's soccer field instead of risking going all the way to Kerr Park and not completing the scene because they would have to return to the school. Kerr Park would later be a setting in Scrub Slam the following year.
- Ultimately, the scene was successfully completed at the soccer field, but the end of it was rushed because Brandon A lost his glasses during filming (notice how he loses his glasses near the beginning of the fight). The crew searched for them for twenty minutes before realizing that Chris L had brought the glasses back to one of the cast member's backpacks when he left early (also notice how Vin runs away before Biscuit Savage explodes and later appears at the conclusion at the track). After finding the glasses, filming resumed and was completed for the day.
- Most of the film was shot on June 1. Over 500 videos were shot in that day alone - the most for any live-action LordStarscream100 film.
- On this day, all the scenes were filmed except for Jumpa's vision of the future, the retrieval of The Crumbs at Mekron Woods, Biscuit Savage's first conversation with Nazi Mitch, Jumpa X in the U.B.N.V.A, and Biscuit Savage meeting with Jumpa X.
- Michael Behrenshauser cameos as a villain by the name of The Paleman. In the fourth season of Ninjago, there is an Elemental Master by the name of Paleman. LordStarscream100 did this as a reference to the original character.
- Originally, when Biscuit Savage grabs Nazi Mitch by the throat and slams him down onto the bleacher, Nazi Mitch shouted out, "Oh, mein kampf!" At the last minute, LordStarscream100 decided to cut out the line, believing that it went too far to reference the Nazi Regime. However, the line was later used two months later in The Conundrum Dimension.
- Dakota Markle was set to have a role in the film, but was not present for filming. He would have had a role, although when he texted the other cast members on June 4 asking them where they were, no one responded - LordStarscream100 was busy taking a final, while Ryan B, Gabe S, Chris L and others didn't respond to his message. As such, Dakota left the school early.
- His character later starred in a Bread's Crumbs 2 interquel, The Conundrum Dimension, which explained John Bacchus' whereabouts, the fates of Colonel and Corporal Crunch, and it introduced Dakota's character, Bjorn Alvarez. Ryan Bowman commented on the film, sarcastically saying that "the latest day of filming seemed to be productive".
- Ryan B was set to co-direct alongside LordStarscream100, and star in the film as its main protagonist, Captain Jumpa. However, due to scheduling conflicts he was not able to film on June 1 or June 3, both of which were set to be major filming days for the project.
- The size of his role in the film was tremendously reduced. The same thing happened with his role in the third film.
- Some of the cast members, including Gabe S, wanted the production for the film to be entirely at the last minute, like the first film and the three interquels. LordStarscream100 planned the film several weeks ahead of time, particularly to get all his "fun and creative" ideas together, and also to ensure that the film would be worth the wait and worth making as well. The same process was done for the third film.
- This film marks the first appearance of LordStarscream100, Austin Brinser, Chris Lombardo and Eric Gorbaty as their characters since the original film, as they didn't appear in any of the interquels.
- The film was always expected to be fairly longer than the original. Back in September 2014, LordStarscream100 actually predicted that the film would have a running time of around 45 minutes, which wound up being the official running time eight months later.
- In LordStarscream100's Christmas Special 2014, the title was said to be Bread's Crumbs 2: Electric Boogaloo, although whether this was true or not remained unanswered until the film's Super Bowl trailer was released on January 31, 2015.