Jennifer Yuh Nelson (First Woman To Solo-Direct a Major Hollywood Animated Feature)

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Born:  “Jennifer YuhMay 7, 1972 (age 45)South Korea”
Residence:  United States
Education:  Bachelor of Fine Arts
Alma mater:  California State University, Long Beach
Occupation:  Director, storyboard artist
Years active:  1994-present
Employer:  DreamWorks Animation
Notable work:  “Kung Fu Panda 2 – Kung Fu Panda 3”

 

Awards Jennifer Yuh Nelson Won :

  • Annie Award for Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production at 36th Annie Awards
  • Annie Award for Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production at 39th Annie Awards

Filmography

Feature films

  • 1998 Dark City Production illustrator/Story artist
  • 2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Story artist
  • 2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Head of story
  • 2005 Madagascar Story artist
  • 2008 Kung Fu Panda “Head of story Annie Award for Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production”
  • 2011 Kung Fu Panda “Director Annie Award for Best Directing in a Feature Production”
  • 2016 Kung Fu Panda Director
  • 2018 The Darkest Minds Director

Television

  • 1997 Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Character Designer, Character Design, Background Artist, Storyboard Artist
  • 1998 Spicy City Head of Stories, Visual Effects
  • 1999 Todd McFarlane’s Spawn Director, Storyboard Artist

Advice From Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Jennifer Yuh Nelson On Directing Kung Fu Panda & Being Catapulted Through The Glass Ceiling

 

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