Top 34 Quotes & Sayings by Christopher Miller

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Christopher Miller

Philip Lord and Christopher Miller are an American filmmaking duo. After a meeting at Dartmouth College, they are known for creating the adult animated sitcom Clone High (2002–2003), directing and writing the animated films Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) and The Lego Movie (2014), as well as directing the live-action comedy film 21 Jump Street (2012) and its sequel, 22 Jump Street (2014). Lord and Miller also won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature as producers of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), which was co-written by Lord, and co-produced the television series The Last Man on Earth (2015–2018) for Fox and Unikitty! (2017–2020) for Cartoon Network.

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'South Park' movie was R. There's a place that people are not occupying, thinking that animated has to be family always, and I don't think that's true.
I like superhero films, and I love Star Wars movies, but I want to make sure there's a wide diaspora of films getting made.
I really wish I could play the piano really well without having to practice. — © Christopher Miller
I really wish I could play the piano really well without having to practice.
If you tried to make a 'Game of Thrones' movie, you'd have to eliminate two-thirds of the characters, and there'd have to be one storyline, but on TV, you can really get to know the characters in a way that there just isn't time to do in a movie.
Sequels are hard.
You have antiheroes in dramas, like Tony Soprano. But it's a little bit harder in comedy. You don't see it quite as much.
There's some central relationship in every movie, and that's what stories are.
Charlie Day is a delight of a human being.
What's really cool about LEGOs is that you can put a bunch of bricks on the table, and everybody will make something different. Everyone has different ideas, and some of them may seem crazy.
What's interesting about Lego is it's constantly reminding you that it's a facsimile of something else.
All of everything we've ever done has been riding on low expectations. 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,' a terrible idea. Doing '21 Jump Street' as a movie is a terrible idea. 'The Lego Movie' sounds like a terrible idea.
Sometimes, comedy feels like the kid brother of drama, trying to get attention by being the class jokester. But it's actually really hard to tell a story while also making people laugh. It's like trying to do two jobs at once.
Animation is awesome because there's a really bold type of comedy you can get away with that you couldn't get away with in live action: a broader, campier style.
We just try to find stories that are interesting to us.
'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' was really well done.
Low expectations is the key to happiness in life.
With comedies, often shorter is better. You don't want to outstay your welcome.
'The Lego Movie' did better than we could possibly have imagined. We were very nervous that people would discount it because it is called 'The Lego Movie.'
TV shows are built on relationships, and it seemed kind of odd to make a show without any relationships in it.
There's something that's delightful about things getting bigger and more over-the-top. Sometimes it's empty, and other times, it's just fun.
When I was a kid on the playground, fights were about who got to play Han Solo. He's just one of the best characters ever created.
With a bucket of Lego, you can tell any story. You can build an airplane or a dragon or a pirate ship - it's whatever you can imagine.
Movies are not about a person; they're about a relationship. All of them are about a relationship.
We certainly had our share of failures early on and worked on a bunch of canceled sitcoms, which were very helpful in learning.
My son is the voice of The Lego Movie's Duplo alien. — © Christopher Miller
My son is the voice of The Lego Movie's Duplo alien.
It's hard to make a movie that is both funny and emotional, that has something to say and is clear to the audience.
I always feel like the hammer's going down right around the corner, and I think that level of constant anxiety is what keeps us from getting too lazy.
Just from a psychological standpoint, it's really helpful having films with a joyful message and positivity, so we try to do that with all our movies, really.
The medium is less important than the story we're trying to tell and the funniest way to tell it.
It would be nice at some point to do something that people expect to be good. Although then with high expectations come a lot more pressure.
I'd much rather have our brand be doing weird stuff than doing normal stuff.
That was the political reality of 1987: Saxophones made you cool. That's real! That really happened in our society!
Animation is just another way of telling a story.
You need to come up with a reason to make a movie, separate from the commercial side.
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