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 for his cultural work on behalf of the country of France. He most recently directed and the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved classic, “The Little Prince.” Mixing stop-motion animation and CGI, the film premiered Out of Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and grossed over $100 million dollars at the global box office while garnering 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. Osborne has also worked in live-action, directing sequences for the first “SpongeBob Squarepants Movie,” as well as live-action sequences in the first three seasons of the popular TV series. 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 directing two new animated feature films at Netflix Original Animation.