Mark Osborne is the two-time Academy Award®-nominated director of the first ever animated feature film adaptation of the classic French novella The Little Prince, featuring the voice talents of Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, James Franco, Marion Cottillard, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais and many others. The film debuted in May of 2015 at the Cannes Film Festival, and moved audiences, performing as both a sincere adaptation, and a loving tribute to the iconic and celebrated work of literature.
Osborne was also a director of 2008’s critically acclaimed animated summer blockbuster Kung Fu Panda, which has netted a worldwide box office of more than $630 million to-date and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature of the year. Featuring the voice talents of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu and Seth Rogen, the DreamWorks family-friendly action-comedy was Osborne’s first major studio project, which he directed alongside John Stevenson.
Osborne was selected to develop Kung Fu Panda on the strength of his award-winning animated stop-motion short film, MORE, which screened at more that 150 film festivals worldwide and garnered an Oscar® nomination for Best Animated Short, an Annie Award nomination and a Special Jury Prize for Short Films from the Sundance Film Festival.