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DreamWorks Animation's Jennifer Yuh Nelson Becomes the Highest-Grossing Female Director of a Film at the Worldwide Box Office as Kung Fu Panda 2 Reaches $650 Million GloballyDreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that its summer blockbuster, Kung Fu Panda 2, has grossed over $650 million globally to date, making Jennifer Yuh Nelson the highest-grossing female director of a film at the worldwide box office.

Charlex Falls in Love with VerizonLopez Negrete recently enlisted the help of Charlex to bring to life a unique and entertaining :60 spot for Verizon's newest campaign.

"They came to us with a concept that was truly unique for their client," reported Charlex director Ryan Dunn. "They wanted to create a direct sales spot with a story but no live-action. Instead, they wanted to tell the story strictly through character animation. It was a fun challenge, and one we were up for."

Mode Project Animates CASA Success StoryCASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a nationwide organization of volunteers who represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. Chicago-based production studio Mode Project was enlisted to help tell the story, using animation and live-action, of an eight-year-old boy who had been abandoned by his parents and with the help of a CASA volunteer, adopted into a loving family.

reative House Crafts Dramatic Spot For Exclusive One-On-On With Former President Airing Aug. 28

BIGSMACK Creates Powerful Promo Campaign For National Geographic Channel’s Exclusive 'George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview'It’s a frozen-in-time moment when everything changed for America. The moment just before the first plane struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, rendered dramatically in photo-real 3D animation by BIGSMACK for National Geographic channel’s promo for the special: George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview. The show, which airs August 28th and marks the first-time the former President has spoken at length about the minutes, hours and days following the attack, is the centerpiece of the network’s week of themed programming.

Oasis Animation Grows on Harmony with Lucky FredAs one of Toon Boom's flagship studios in Québec, Oasis Animation today announced that in view of its upcoming project Lucky Fred, a 52 episode eleven-minute series for 6-12 year olds to be aired on Disney Channel in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, India & Australia, the studio will double its workforce and space. Lucky Fred has also pre-sold in over 150 territories including TF1 for France and Nickelodeon in Benelux, Scandinavia, Latin America, Asia & South Korea.