Kung Fu Panda: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

JENNIFER YUH NELSON (Head of Story) has lent her talents to three of DreamWork’s motion pictures: 2005’s “Madagascar” (as story artist), 2003’s “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas” (as head of story) and 2002’s “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” (also as story artist).

Prior to joining DreamWorks, Nelson worked at HBO Animation, developing various projects and short series. She has worn many hats, serving as director, story artist and character designer for HBO’s animated series “Spawn,” which won an Emmy Award in 1999 for Outstanding Animated Program.

Nelson’s career in animation has spanned several countries, including Korea and Japan, where she oversaw animation for HBO. Nelson has also worked in Sydney, Australia, serving as a story artist and illustrator for the live-action feature “Dark City” for Mystery Clock Productions.

Nelson attended California State University, Long Beach where she received a BFA in Illustration. Nelson has also published several independent comic books.

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