Jennifer Yuh Nelson (born May 7, 1972), also known as Jennifer Yuh, is a Korean-American director and storyboard artist. She is the director of Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3, and The Darkest Minds. Yuh is the first woman to solely direct an animated feature from a major Hollywood studio. She is also one of the few Asian-American directors who is economically successful. She won an Annie Award for Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production for directing the opening for Kung Fu Panda and was the second woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, for her work on Kung Fu Panda 2. The film proved to be one of the most financially successful films directed by a woman.
If you’re a fan of the incredible Netflix series Love, Death + Robots and curious about how the series is made, you’re in the right place. That’s because right before Volume 3 was released, I landed an extended interview with creator Tim Miller and supervising director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to talk about the making of the Emmy Award-winning anthology series.
Love, Death + Robots made a big splash with fans during its debut on Netflix a couple of years ago as they were immediately drawn to the unique animated projects in the anthology. Each selection was dramatically different from one another, and that trend continued with the second volume of the series. Now that the third volume has finally released on Netflix after a notable wait, there's an anticipation to see just what kind of shorts are offered this time around as there really is no way to predict what to expect from each one. It's just a bit different this time, however.
The Netflix animated anthology series "Love, Death and Robots" is back for a third season, and this time the show is bringing back some old favorites. The upcoming season (or "volume") features eight all-new shorts, and one of them is a direct sequel to the beloved "Three Robots" entry from season 1, featuring the three hilarious robots who try to figure out why humanity went extinct. Executive producers Tim Miller, David Fincher, and Jennifer Yuh Nelson all set out to make a creative sandbox for animators to go wild within, and Fincher even makes his animation directing debut with this season's episode "Bad Travelling." Miller and Yuh Nelson each directed an episode as well, with Miller stepping in to adapt Bruce Sterling's short story "Swarm" and Yuh Miller directing the "Expendables"-esque "Kill Team Kill."
At the 12th annual U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit, Variety‘s Heidi Chung sat down for an intimate conversation with Laura Kim, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Janet Yang — three of four Asian American women governors of the Academy. The event was held Nov. 1 at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, where...