Episode 132. Lord & Miller’s Laughs & Mischiefs

The combined creative talents of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller is one of the biggest forces in the animation industry at the moment, so today Alex and Jonathan take a look at four films they have had a hand in bringing to the big screen: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), 21 Jump Street (2012), The Lego Movie (2014), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). We discuss how Lord and Miller use their knowledge of popular story tropes to create comedy, what makes comedy age well or not, and what’s in store for the duo in the future.

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Skip to: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (06:55), 21 Jump Street (29:20), The Lego Movie (44:05), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (1:01:47), Overall (1:28:29), Coming Attractions (1:45:47)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – Spike Jonze

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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