One of Kung Fu Panda's leaders marries martial arts and animation
And, now, a lead animator for
The crane was a great opportunity to make our character very weightless. With just a simple flick of wings he'd be able to take off. Pretty much like actors on wires, he could just take off, but it makes more sense for
We did try to keep some of the animal traits. The human tiger style is from southern China, and the strength of the style relies more on the upper body, the arms and posture. It's not that acrobatic. We wanted our tiger character [voiced by Angelina Jolie] to be able to jump super high and twist in many ways. In that sense ... we can make our cat more of a cat when she fights.