'Kung Fu Panda 2' Director Signs With WME (Exclusive)

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Oscar nominee Jennifer Yuh Nelson also helmed the franchise’s threequel, out Jan. 29, 2016.

Kung Fu Panda 2 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson has signed with WME, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Nelson served as head of story on the DreamWorks Animation franchise's first movie in 2008, then made her feature directorial debut with the sequel, which earned her an Academy Award nomination in 2011. She — and voice stars Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan and Dustin Hoffman — have returned for the third installment, which has been scheduled for a Jan. 29, 2016, release.

Nelson began her career as a storyboard artist, working on films such as DWA's Madagascar and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.