18 Things I Learned About The ‘Spies In Disguise’ Movie When I Met Directors, Troy And Nick

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How I Met The Spies In Disguise Directors

Listen, I know the Spies in Disguise movie came out like forever ago, but unless you met the directors this year, I don’t wanna hear it. Lol

Let me have my little moment okay?

I met the Spies in Disguise directors last year during The Geekly Retreat in California, and honestly, I’ve been meaning to get this post up for MONTHS now! But you know how the entertainment industry is!

Every damn day they wanna release a new trailer or announce some wild shit!

Like, just yesterday they had the nerve to say that Tina Fey is turning the Mean Girls musical into a movie! Shawdy, turning the musical they used to make the movie, back into a movie. *falm palm*

But before I start rambling about that foolishness again, let me go back to what I was talking about! The Spies in Disguise directors!

So I met the directors of Spies in Disguise last November, and we got to learn about how the movie was made and ask them a few questions.

And since I’m not about to transcribe that entire conversation, I pulled out the fun facts from everything we talked about so y’all could get the short, readable version.

Here’s 18 things I learned about Spies in Disguise from the directors.

  1. They were in the movie.
  2. They used shapes to create the characters.
  3. Lance’s pigeon is the ONLY pigeon with eyebrows.
  4. The FIRST thing they did to create this movie was think about what style they wanted the movie to be and what they wanted the styles to say about the film.
  5. They started planning this stuff 3 years before it was released last year!
  6. If you just saw the shapes of the characters with no details you’d be able to tell exactly which character it was.
  7. All the other animals in Spies in Disguise are just “plain ol’ animals”. Lol 
  8. Lance never points or gestures, as he would if he was a human, in bird form.
  9. Each character had it’s own color scheme!
  10. Everything had to be planned like a year before they even began shooting the film.
  11. When shooting action films it’s important to be able to have your audience focus where you want them to look.
  12. It takes about a week for one animator to create one or two seconds of an animation film.
  13. Animation is a lot of trial and error.
  14. They made sure all the locations in the movie looked as realistic as possible.
  15. The hardest shot to get right was the reflection of the hotel in the hotel pool!
  16. Using color helps the audience figure out what perspective they see the movie from.
  17. They felt a responsibility to SAY something with this movie.
  18. Even though Spies in Disguise is an animation film, it was shot as if it were a live action film.

So there ya have it!

It was super cool to learn about how the directors, Troy Quane and Nick Bruno, created Spies in Disguise last year.

I love learning how things are made and the way movies are created so this was a big deal for me last year.

(So much as you can see, that I’m posting it months after. Lol)

However, I couldn’t delete this post out of my drafts, so I figured I should just share what I learned. Late is better than not showing up at all right? (Actually not really. Not always! Lol) But you get my point! Have you seen Spies in Disguise yet?

If you haven’t seen Will Smith turn into a pigeon yet, check out my full review of Spies in Disguise here.

P.s – Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to hit the share button below so your friends can read this awesome post as well. Comments are always appreciated and responded to. So gon’ and tell me how you REALLY feel! Thanks in advance! Now click around and read something else. Lol There’s lots of suggestions below!


Written by Shaye Wyllie

Shaye is an Entertainment Writer from Brooklyn, NY and a big fan of anything and everything superpowers related (especially if kids/teens are involved), cooking + baking shows (like MasterChef Junior and Cupcake Wars), teen dramas, sitcoms, comedies, and legal dramas. When she's not binging the latest series on Netflix or writing, you can find her spilling her thoughts on the Brown Side of Disney Chat or creating YouTube videos with her daughter for their new family site, Popcorn and Tater Tots.



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