44 min

The creative process behind animated movies with Kung Fu Panda 4 director Mike Mitchell The Filmmakers Podcast

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Today, we welcome legend Mike Mitchell to the show. He worked on films such as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Shrek Forever After (2010), The SpongeBob Movie (2015), Trolls (2016), and The Lego Movie 2 (2019), and is here to talk all about his latest animated feature film: Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024). Hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir had a lovely conversation with him. They chatted about:

the importance of character and story

the creative process behind animated movies

creating Kung Fu Panda 4

working with Phil Lord and Chris Miller

KUNG FU PANDA 4 is out now! TRAILER
After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

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Serena Gardner
Mark Hammett
Lee Hutchings
Marli J Monroe
Karen Newman
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CREDITS
The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced, and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
Edited by @tobiasvees
Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
Theme Music by John J. Harvey
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Today, we welcome legend Mike Mitchell to the show. He worked on films such as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Shrek Forever After (2010), The SpongeBob Movie (2015), Trolls (2016), and The Lego Movie 2 (2019), and is here to talk all about his latest animated feature film: Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024). Hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir had a lovely conversation with him. They chatted about:

the importance of character and story

the creative process behind animated movies

creating Kung Fu Panda 4

working with Phil Lord and Chris Miller

KUNG FU PANDA 4 is out now! TRAILER
After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

Going CANNES?
Check out the YES SHE CANNES workshop and get 20% off with the code “FILMPOD”
Our survival guide BLOG https://thefilmmakerspodcast.com/a-cannes-do-attitude-a-filmmakers-mini-guide-to-surviving-at-the-cannes-film-festival-and-market-2023/
 
PODCAST MERCH
Get your very own Tees, Hoodies, onset water bottles, mugs and more MERCH. https://my-store-11604768.creator-spring.com/

COURSES
Want to learn how to finish your film? Take our POST PRODUCTION COURSE
https://cuttingroom.info/post-production-demystified/
 
PATREON
Big thank you to:
Serena Gardner
Mark Hammett
Lee Hutchings
Marli J Monroe
Karen Newman
Want your name in the show notes or some great bonus material on filmmaking? Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, industry survival guides, and feedback on your film projects!
 
SUPPORT THE PODCAST
Check out our full episode
archive on how to make films at TheFilmmakersPodcast.com
 
CREDITS
The Filmmakers Podcast is hosted, produced, and written by Giles Alderson @gilesalderson
Edited by @tobiasvees
Logo and Banner Art by Lois Creative 
Theme Music by John J. Harvey
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44 min