03rd Jun2024

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #398: ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ director Mike Mitchell

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro-budget indie films to bigger-budget studio films and everything in between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk about how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their filmmaking experiences from directors, writers, producers and screenwriters, to actors, cinematographers and distributors.

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #398: The creative process behind animated movies with Kung Fu Panda 4 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.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website

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