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Mark Osborne

Mark Osborne is a two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of the Chevalier of l’Order des Arts et Letters. He most recently directed the animated film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved classic, “The Little Prince.” Mixing stop-motion animation and CGI, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and garnered worldwide acclaim.


Osborne’s breakout was DreamWorks’ critically acclaimed animated blockbuster, “Kung Fu Panda,” which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature. Osborne’s other credits include the stop-motion animation short film, “MORE,” which received an Academy Award-nomination for Best Animated Short Film in 1999. Mark graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a degree in Experimental Animation, previous to that he attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently in development on two animated feature projects.