Whenever I’m asked the question, “What’s your favorite movie genre?” I laugh a little thinking if my answer would be age-appropriate and say, “Animation.” Call me a kid, but who could resist the cute animated characters and humorous story lines? Recent announcement from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. confirms that I can’t possibly be the only adult who enjoys watching movies that remind me of my childhood times. The summer sequel Kung Fu Panda 2 has grossed over $645 million globally to date. You would’ve never guessed that Jennifer Yuh Nelson, now the highest-grossing female director for a film at the worldwide box office, was once hesitant to take up the position. It’s a really notable achievement for an Asian American woman, especially considering this is Nelson’s directorial debut.
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