Kung Fu Panda's Creators at SIGGRAPH ASIA

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 20 October, 2011 - 17:45

Further to Ken Perlin and Bill Buxton, SIGGRAPH  announced that Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Raymond Zibach will complement the Featured Speakers program at SIGGRAPH Asia 2011.
Director and production designer of DreamWorks Animation's Academy Award-nominated motion picture Kung Fu Panda and sequel Kung Fu Panda 2, Nelson and Zibach will both present at SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 in Hong Kong this December,

Both speakers will take attendees through their research process and trip to China to uncover important cultural elements portrayed in the movie, and the complex animation used to achieve realistic Kung Fu moves.

Know more about Nelson and Zibach..

Tuesday, 13 Dec | 11 - 12:45 | Theatre 1
Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Director, DreamWorks Animation

About Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Jennifer Yuh Nelson is now director at DreamWorks Animation and helms “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Before joining DreamWorks Animation, Nelson was director, story artist and character designer for HBO’s animated series “Spawn,” which won an Emmy Award in 1999 for Outstanding Animated Program. Her career in animation at HBO has spanned several countries, including Korea and Japan.  Nelson has also worked in Sydney, Australia, as a story artist and illustrator for Mystery Clock Productions' live-action feature “Dark City”.  Nelson has a BFA in illustration from California State University, Long Beach.

Raymond Zibach, Production Designer, DreamWorks Animation

About Raymond Zibach

Raymond Zibach returns as Production Designer on “Kung Fu Panda 2” after working on the Academy Award-nominated “Kung Fu Panda.”  Zibach began his career in episodic television as a key background painter for several animated series.  Zibach segued into motion pictures as a background artist for the animated “Rover Dangerfield.” He then worked as a background artist on “Aladdin and the King of Thieves” and “Space Jam.”  Zibach first joined DreamWorks Animation as a background department supervisor for “Road to El Dorado”; he was later made art director.  He then served as production designer on “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.”