Brendam 2 (titled as How Bernard Became a Guardian of Brendam: The True Story) is a 2020 epic drama adventure film and a prequel to Brendam. It is directed by James Gunn. It stars Tim Allen, Ginnifer Goodwin, Bill Hader, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Craig T. Nelson, Alan Tudyk, Catherine Keener, Jason Lee, Bob Odenkirk, and Samuel L. Jackson. It is released in April 23, 2020.
Set in 1995, Carlos sends Bernard into Brendam and Bernard befriends a family of friends. Carlos messes with Bernard with the help of the AAB, his Darkhouse and Henry J. Smek. Bernard has to defeat Carlos with the help of his new family and a wizard named Ben Kenobi. Will Bernard stop Carlos and his team before they take over Brendam?
- Tim Allen - Bernard (AKA Big Mouse), the main protagonist and a mouse who runs away from home and lives with the Guardians of Brendam. Bernard also narrates the movie.
- Allen also does the voice of Dernard, Bernard's twin brother.
- Idris Elba - Lovelace, the dueteragonist and the ruler of Brendam. He is dead at the film's climax and is still alive at the end of the film.
- Jordan Peele - Joe, a major character.
- Samuel L. Jackson - Maximus Peabody/Carlos E. Carlos, one of the two main antagonists, Lovelace's former advisor, and the general of the Sith.
- Jackson also voices Slave of the Magic Mirror, Carlos' grumpy reflection (uncredited).
- Bill Hader - Zig Zag, the tritagonist and Lovelace's vizer who befriends Bernard, and Bruce Banner, his disguise as a security guard to the Guardians.
- Ginnifer Goodwin - Olivia, a supporting character and Bernard's wife.
- Craig T. Nelson - Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi, the tetartagonist. He is the leader of the Guardains of Brendam.
- Keegan-Michael Key - Toto, a major character and Toto's partner.
- Alan Tudyk - Smek, the secondary antagonist and Bernard's former caretaker who is secretly Carlos' partner.
- Tudyk also voices Francis Robespierre, who is an assasin to ZigZag in the first movie.
- Jason Lee - Mr. Benjamin Krupp, a major character and the sheriff of Brendam.
- Bob Odenkirk - Prince John, one of the two main antagonists, Bernard's rival and Carlos' unwitting sidekick.
- Peter Serafinowicz - The Other, a supporting antagonist.
- Catherine Keener - Helga, a supporting character and Zig Zag's wife.
- John DiMaggio - Diesel, a supporting character, Lovelace's silent pet monkey.
- Alain Chabat - Iago, a supporting character and Zig Zag's assistant.
- Holly Hunter - Cynthia, a supporting character and Bernard's mother.
- Jim Cummings - Gavin, Wiggins and Ratcliffe, assassins to Carlos.
Mortimer Hatter was originally going to become a major antagonist in the movie where he could be voiced by Thomas Middleditch. But he was cut from the final film. So instead, he has a brief non-speaking cameo appearance in the film where he was relaxing under a tree, playijng his guitar while Carlos is finding out if Bernard was killed in Brendam.
- The movie's script is a combination of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat.
- Big-Bad Ensemble: There are two main villains in the movie: Carlos E. Carlos, who is the main threat of the movie and Bernard's arch-nemesis, and Henry Smek, a dealer who just wants Bernard for the money he wants him to make for Carlos.
- Big Damn Heroes: The third and final half of the film features these:
- Krupp, who became good, saves Bernard from Carlos by shooting his cannon at some of his minions.
- Toto and Joe ride Motorboy and Coupy in order to save Bernard from Carlos.
- Zig Zag swoops in to save Bernard from Carlos' Death Trap.
- Before the Other shoots Bernard, Prince John, and the Guardians for revenge at the end of the film, Lovelace (who survived from his death) arrives and knocks him out with a boulder.
- Bittersweet Ending: Carlos has been defeated, Prince John is redeemed (probably), and the people of Systar City are safe, but Systar City is destroyed, Zig Zag may never revert to Bruce Banner ever again, and Bernard joins the Guardians. Also, he gives off his last farewell to Obi-Wan, which are also the last lines in the movie.
Bernard: It's the least we could do for a very small jedi who's done such very big things. Thank you, Ben.
- Darkest Hour: After the defeat of Smek and the death of Lovelace and Ben, Carlos believes that the Guardians are killed one and for all and kidnaps Bernard. The Guardians go back to Brendam to drown their sorrows.
- Death Trap: Carlos gives one off to Bernard, that consists of a Lava Pit during the film's climax.
- Demoted to Extra: Zig Zag's true form. He is disguised as Bruce thoughout the movie, until the climax of the movie, when he reveals his true form to Bernard after Lovelace and Ben die.
- Disney Death:
- Lovelace and Ben. They decide to stop Smek together. But they got killed in the explosion. However, after the final battle, Lovelace returns and manages to rejoin the Guardians, to their surprise. Toto asks, "Where is Kenobi?" and Lovelace awnsers that Ben is banished by Carlos and will never return.
- Bernard and Zig Zag are killed during Carlos' death. After Carlos dies, the Guardians escape from the plane, except Zig Zag and Bernard, who crash the plane and it is destroyed. The Guardians mourn the loss of them, but suddenly, Zig Zag gets out of the passengers' window of the plane, stops them, and tells them that he is here. Moments later, Bernard pops out of the cockpit and reunites with the Guardians.
- Eureka Moment:
- Carlos has an idea to make a darkhouse in order to see if Bernard was killed by the Guardians.
- After he gets kidnapped by Carlos, Bernard realizes that Carlos has strength and decides to use it to break out.
- At the climax, Bernard has one to stop Carlos after Bruce reveals that he is Zig Zag and encourages him to "reveal the truth".
- He also decides to stop Carlos' evil plan by creating a spaceship.
- Fainting: Bernard passes out from shock when he realizes that Smek was working for Carlos.
- Heel–Face Turn: Prince John was at first Carlos' boss (later henchmen). As the film ends, he redeems himself as accepts Bernard as an honorary member of the Guardians.
- Heel Realization: When his actions result in Systar City running away to save Bernard from dying of high-altitude sickness, Krupp realizes that trying to hide the existence of Systarians may be causing more harm than good.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Lovelace have one while saving Bernard from being killed by Smek.
- It Was with You All Along: At the beginning of his quest, Bernard realizes that he has no courage. But during the film's third half, he realizes that he has the courage he was looking for all along, which is the Tesseract's power.
- MacGuffin: Bernard was searching for the courage. During the Darkest Hour, he realizes that the courage he was searching for to help him defeat Carlos was the Tesseract's powers.
- Only Sane Man: Bernard is the only Systar City citizen who doesn't want to join in Carlos' plan to destroy Brendam, instead opting to join the Guardians.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Smek is this in the movie and he provides funny moments in the movie.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Bernard discovers that he had the courage he was searching for to defeat Carlos with him all along during the Darkest Hour, thanks to Zig Zag's advice.
- Shapeshifting: Zig Zag has the ability to shape shift, so to fool Bernard, he disguises himself as Bruce Banner.
- Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: Lovelace really meant it when he said he's not evil, in which Brendam is a happy place.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Despite being a comedic character, Smek is last seen defeated by Toto right before the film's dramatic climax.
- Wingding Eyes: During Carlos' Eureka Moment, dollar signs appear in his eyes.
- You Can Panic Now: At the end of the film, Prince John says this to Bernard and the Guardians when the Other gets revenge on them.
Carlos E. Carlos / Maximus Peabody
The ruler of Systar City and Bernard's boss (turned first arch-nemesis) who has an evil plan to destroy Brendam.
- Big Bad: His evil plan is to banish Bernard to Brendam and destroy Brendam.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: He and Prince John form one in order to kill Bernard.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He is at first the sweet and nice ruler of Systar City. But he plots to destroy Brendam and kill Bernard and the Guardians.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: Carlos only teamed up with Prince John so that she can rule over humanity.
- The Dragon: To Prince John.
- Evil All Along: Carlos was at first showing his Nice Guy personality. But after Bernard's banishment, he turns out to be a Manipulative Bastard, whose plan is to destroy him and Brendam.
- Evil Overlord: He becomes the main antagonist of this movie and the most pure evil villain in the Brendam series.
- Face–Heel Turn: At first, he is the Big Good of Systar City. But it turns out that he is Prince John's henchman after his exile to Brendam. Later, after Smek's defeat, it turns out that Carlos is the true Big Bad of the movie and him banishing Bernard is part of his evil plan.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He is at first The Dragon to Prince John.
Carlos' partner in-crime.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Despite being a comic relief antagonist, his defeat is intentionally poignant.
- Anti-Villain: He was at first Bernard's butler, but he turns out to be a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing that teams up with Carlos to kill Bernard. During his battle with the Guardians, Bernard gets the ultimate revenge on him by simply (and sincerely) saying, "I love you" before Toto defeats him by sending him to a portal.
- Back for the Finale: He briefly appears during the climax of Collision Course.
- Big Bad: Some fans think he is the film's main antagonist, despite being the film's comic relief character and having less screen time than Carlos. But he is Carlos' right-hand man.
- Big-Bad Ensemble: With Carlos.
- The Brute: He's scrawny, but he's tougher than he looks.
- Buffy Speak: Throughout the ambush, he calls Olivia a "brown haired skinless rat", Toto a "funny clown without make up", and Joe a "nerdy mole rat".
- Butt-Monkey: Cowardly, neurotic, and high-strung, he gets threatened by Carlos.
- Deadpan Snarker: He makes sarcastic remarks as most of his dialogue throughout the film.
- Demoted to Extra: He has a surprise cameo appearance in Collision Course, where he is a citizen in the Jollies' hometown.
- Disc-One Final Boss: He is treated as the main threat during the first half of the film until Bernard banishes him and takes center stage.
- Disney Villain Death: He gets sent through a portal and was dead at the first part of the film's climax.
- The Dragon: To Carlos.
- Drunk with Power: After the exile of Bernard, he himself lampshades, as going mad without power is boring.
- Freudian Excuse: He gets scolded, strangled, and injured by Carlos throughout the film, making him dislike him.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: The reason behind everything he does for Carlos.
- Irony: He spends the whole second half of the movie trying to succeed in something to get Carlos' affection... and he gets it only as he's defeated after sacrificing himself to kill the Guardians.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: At the first part of the film's climax, he ambushes the Guardians at Systar City and fights them. During the brawl, Bernard yells at Smek not to kill him and tells him that he loves him. But he is defeated by Toto, which makes Carlos proud of Smek for sacrificing himself to kill the Guardians.
- Perpetual Frowner: He has only been seen smiling a small handful of times throughout the whole movie, despite being a comic relief character.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He does all of the slapstick and laughs throughout the movie, despite being a villain.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: After his defeat at the end of the second half, Smek remains absent throughout the third and final half of the movie, which gets darker until the end of the film.
- Speech Impediment: He has a stutter.
- Tragic Villain: After the Guardians' battle with Smek, Carlos thinks Smek (despite being a comic relief character in the film) sacrificed himself to save Systar City and defeat the Guardians.
- What Could Have Been: In Collision Course, he was going to have a subplot where he seeks revenge on Bernard for banishing him, but he has a brief appearance in a hammock in The Jolly Brothers' hometown (though the commentary thinks that it's his new home since he got banished), where Toto and Joe pass him to find the Jollies.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Yes, he tried to kill the Guardians. But he only did it because he sacrificed his life to kill them.
Bernard's rival and Carlos' leader and boss, which it is revealed that he is Carlos' assistant.
- Berserk Button: In a flashback of his early years at the climax, Bernard gets picked for the award of Good Systar hero at the ceremony, which makes John really angry and he swears revenge.
- Big Bad: At first, he is the main antagonist of the movie.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He's more pathetic than villainous. Carlos, on the other hand...
- Card-Carrying Villain: He tries to be this.
- Cool Bike: He drives a flying bicycle to capture the Guardians.
- Decoy Antagonist: It's revealed that his henchman, Carlos, is the movie's true main villain.
- Evil Overlord: He becomes the main threat to Bernard and operates the Darkhouse.
- Face–Heel Turn: After losing the award of Good Systar Hero, he goes crazy and gets hired by Carlos to kill him as revenge.
- Heel–Face Turn: When Bernard saves him from Carlos, he turns over a new leaf to be back on Bernard's side.
- Killed Offscreen: Implied via Ret Gone.
- The Mole: It turns out Prince John helps Carlos with his evil plan in exchange for all the citizens being brainwashed.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: During the final battle, John gets the job to throw the bomb on Carlos' lair.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: John turns into a mad scientist after not getting the award of Good Systar Hero, which Bernard has when he was a kid.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Carlos.
- Achilles' Heel: While he's well near unstoppable, Prince John is able to leave him in a stupified trance by hypnotizing him.
- All Bikers Are Hells Angels: He rides a motorbike as part of his characterization as a tough and aggressive bounty hunter.
- Ax-Crazy: Quite the violent and unhinged type.
- Badass Biker: He's shown riding a motorcycle on his pursuit for Bernard.
- Badass Mustache: He has one in the film, until Bernard runs up with a vacuum cleaner, and vacuums it clean off his face at the climax. Later, he has a big adhesive bandage conspicuously parked where his moustache used to be.
- Brick Joke: During his fight with the Other at the climax, Bernard uses a vacuum cleaner and sucks up the Other's mustache. While getting revenge on Bernard for defeating him at the end of the movie, the Other has a big bandage instead of his mustache.
- Clothing Damage: His clothes are damaged after the bell crushed him to his presumed death.
- Demoted to Extra: The Other has only has a minute and a half of screen time and only speaks four lines at the beginning of the next film Brendam: Return of the Jedi, a total of twenty-one words, before he got killed by Fearless Leader as torture for not killing the Guardians.
- Disney Death: During the film's climax, as he explains to Bernard that he finally captured him, he gets crushed by a giant bell during his battle with Bernard. After the death of Carlos, it was shown that he survived and had to kill the Guardians once and for all.
- Dragon Their Feet: In the aftermath of Carlos' death, the Other, having survived his death earlier in the climax, appears with a gun, about to kill the Guardians.
- The Dreaded: He becomes so very notorious that Bernard shows fear of him!
- Evil Laugh: He has one when he found a clue to where Bernard went.
- Faux Affably Evil: He ends up bantering with Bernard for a bit before trying to murder them.
- Final Boss: At the end of the film, he's the final obstacle standing in the heroes' way in the film.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an easy-to-miss scar on the side of his cheek.
- Humiliation Conga: By the end of his fight with Bernard at the climax, he gets his mustache vacuumed by Bernard and is crushed by a giant bell.
- Large Ham: He has a loud voice in the film.
- No Indoor Voice: He has a very loud voice as he speaks all of his dialogue in the film.
- One-Scene Wonder: He doesn't appear until the movie's second half and only has twenty-one minutes of screen time, despite being the film's most dangerous villain.
- Professional Killer: He is an assassin to Carlos E. Carlos. He hires him to bring back Bernard and kill the Guardians.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Despite being not a funny character (although he is a Large Ham), he remains absent after his Humiliation Conga from Bernard. He returns after the final battle is over and decides to kill the Guardians.
- Third-Person Person: He has a habit of referring himself in this typical speech pattern.
- Bernard and Zig Zag's Disney Death after Carlos dies.
- Given Craig T. Nelson passed away only a couple months before the film's release, this becomes a very touching tribute to him. Especially the closing line.
Bernard: Thank you, Ben.
Harry Gregson-Williams does the original score, while the first film's composer, Hans Zimmer, recomposes the first film's themes, despite being uncredited at the end credits.
- I Like to Move It, Move It - Reel 2 Real (featured at Benrard's introduction scene and the dance party ending of the film)
- The Last Goodbye - Billy Boyd (as the first song in the end credits and the theme song of the film)
- Golden Slumbers - The Beatles (at the first scene of the film, the climax of the film and the final scene of the film)