Check out this LA Times Article about director Jennifer Yuh Nelson who is making inroads for women in animation. With 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' Jennifer Yuh Nelson has become the first woman to solely direct an animated feature from a major Hollywood studio.
After immigrating to the United States from South Korea with her parents and two sisters when she was 4, Nelson spent her childhood in Lakewood watching martial arts movies, playing with cars and drawing.
As a young girl, she would sit at the kitchen table for hours and watch her mother draw, copying her every stroke. Nelson traces the lineage of her career to those formative family experiences.

 

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