Audio Interview: KUNG FU PANDA 2 writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
KUNG FU PANDA 2 opens wide today, May 27, in 3D. I enjoyed the movie quite a bit and I hope you do, too. You can read my review here. Part of the fun, for me, with KUNG FU PANDA 2 was the expansion of the mythology of the world created in the original. This sense of world building came from the collective work of screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
Aibel and Berger are writing partners who got their start writing and producing episodes of the animated series King of the Hill for FOX. People who have seen this show know the humor doesn't come from pop culture references, gross out humor, or absurd situations, it comes from small, character-driven motivations. Taking that experience they've gained from King of the Hill, you can see why KUNG FU PANDA was so successful critically, with audiences and at the box office. This is why KUNG FU PANDA and KUNG FU PANDA 2 stand out among the other films from DreamWorks Animation, which rely on pop culture and hip attitudes for their success. Check out the interview after the break!
You can see more of their work on MadTV, the ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS series, and in MONSTERS VS. ALIENS.
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