“Kung Fu Panda’s” Jennifer Yuh Nelson on Nickelodeon Animation Podcast

Kung Fu Panda’s Jennifer Yuh Nelson Talks Storyboarding, Directing and More on Top-Ranked Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, Available Friday, Aug. 19 In this week’s episode of the top-ranked Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, Jennifer […]

Kung Fu Panda’s Jennifer Yuh Nelson Talks Storyboarding, Directing and More on Top-Ranked Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, Available Friday, Aug. 19


In this week’s episode of the top-ranked Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3) talks about all things Kung-Fu, her love of cartoon blood and gore, and why she’ll never draw another horse. Available Friday, Aug. 19, on iTunes, SoundCloud,YouTube and nickanimationpodcast.com, listeners will learn that when a young Nelson watched her mother draw, it was like watching magic!  She saw her future in that talent and has since risen to the top of the animation world. Since its May 13 launch, the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast has hit number one in the TV & Film category and number 35 overall on iTunes.

Nelson made her directorial debut in 2011 with the film Kung Fu Panda 2. She recently directed the follow-up film, Kung Fu Panda 3, and today, serves as the most successful female animation director in history. Throughout her career in animation, Nelson has lent her talents to a variety of roles. She began her career as a storyboard artist, working on projects including: Legend of the Seven Seas, Madagascar and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

Nickelodeon’s 20-episode weekly podcast debuts brand-new episodes every Friday on iTunes, SoundCloud, YouTube and nickanimationpodcast.com, giving voice to the creators and talent who brought to life some of the most innovative, hilarious, and heart-tugging animation in the history of television. The podcast series features Nick-affiliated talent as well as animation visionaries from across the industry. Each episode discusses creator and talent life stories, careers and the inspirations behind some of the most iconic cartoons.

Upcoming guests include: Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera) on August 26; John Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius); Scott Schultz and Christian Jacobs (Yo Gabba Gabba!, The Aquabats); Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic); and Nickelodeon’s The Loud Housevoice actors, Grey Griffin, Lara Jill Miller, Jessica DiCicco, Cristina Pucelli, Nika Futterman, Liliana Mumy and Catherine Taber.

>Fans can visit nickanimationpodcast.com to listen to each episode and view special bonus content around each episode, including behind-the-scenes footage and images of the recordings.  Follow us on Tumblr  and Twitter @NickAnimation for more content.

>Host Hector Navarro is a self-described “cartoon nerd” who has lived and breathed animation his entire life. He’s a host on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch Channel, as well as co-host of SuperHero News on YouTube. Hailing from San Diego, Calif., Navarro has a degree in Media Arts and Animation from The Art Institute of California, and is a former Nickelodeon intern. His preferred method of bending is water and his favorite characters include Angelica from Rugrats and Leo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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