The creative process behind movies with Kung Fu Panda 4, Lego Movie & Shrek Forever director Mike Mitchell

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archives
Copyright © 2024 The Filmmakers Podcast