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Mark Osborne
He got his start by studying Foundation Art at Pratt Institute in New York before receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts in June 1992. His thesis film, Greener, won numerous awards and screened at more than 40 film festival worldwide. Osborne has received two Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Animated Feature of the year for the 2008 critically acclaimed Kung Fu Panda which he directed alongside John Stevenson. Kung Fu Panda has netted a worldwide box office of more than $630 million to-date and features 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. It also won him and Stevenson the Annie Award for Directing in an Animated Feature Production. Osborne, along with singer Chris Martin, wrote the story of Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto concept album, and directed the video of "Hurts Like Heaven". He also wrote the first issue of the comic adaptation and still hopes to turn the album into a film.