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Mark Osborne is a Actor, Director, Writer, Editor, Cinematography and Lighting Supervisor American born on 17 september 1970 at Trenton (USA)

Mark Osborne

Mark Osborne
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Birth name Mark Randolph Osborne
Nationality USA
Birth 17 september 1970 (51 years) at Trenton (USA)
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship, Annie Award

Mark Randolph Osborne (September 17, 1970) is an American film director, writer, producer, animator and Guggenheim Fellow (2004).

Biography

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's other most well-known work to date, award winning stop motion animated short, More, has screened in over 150 film festivals worldwide. It was the first IMAX animation film to ever be nominated for an Academy Award (1999). More garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short, Special Jury Prize for Short Films at the Sundance Film Festival (1999), The SXSW Best Animated Short (1999), the ResFest Grand Prize (1999), the Critics Week selection for CANNES (1999), among many others.

Osborne has also directed a majority of the live-action material for the popular animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Patchy the Pirate, as well as all of the live action sequences for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, featuring David Hasselhoff. He was classmates with the television show's creator, Stephen Hillenburg, while a student at CalArts. He also worked as director on SpongeBob episodes such as "The Sponge Who Could Fly" and "SpongeBob B.C.".

His other live action directing credits include his independent feature film Dropping Out, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000, and has developed a cult following. Written by and starring Osborne's brother Kent, the darkly satirical comedy features David Koechner, John Stamos, Adam Arkin and Fred Willard. Bachelor Pad was also a short live-action comedy Mark did with his brother Kent Osborne and Dylan Haggerty in the late 1980s. Parts of Bachelor Pad can be seen in the unaired second episode of Taterhole, which was a spin-off to The Rudy and Gogo World Famous Cartoon Show in 1997. The entire episode can be viewed at rudyandgogo.com. Osborne's short, Greener was also broadcast on TNT's "Rudy and GoGo's New Year's Eve Flaming Cheese Ball" special on New Year's Eve 1995/1996.

For a while, Osborne taught stop-motion at his alma mater, CalArts. He later left to pursue his professional aspirations.

In 2004, Osborne was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship to assist in the production of another personal stop-motion short film, The Better Half.

He is the brother of TV writer and producer, Kent Osborne.

In October 2010, Osborne was hired to direct The Little Prince for Gallic S3D.

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.

Best films

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
(Director)
The Little Prince (2015)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mark Osborne (9 films)

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Actor

Kung Fu Panda, 1h32
Directed by Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Kung fu, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Kung fu films, Wuxia films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Panda, Reptile
Actors Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu
Roles Pig Patron (voice)
Rating75% 3.796023.796023.796023.796023.79602
The story is set in the Valley of Peace, a fictional land in ancient China inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. Po, a giant panda, is a kung fu fanatic who idolizes the Furious Five — Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper, and Crane — a quintet of kung fu masters trained by the red panda Master Shifu. As he helps his goose father Mr. Ping in his noodle restaurant, Po is unable to pursue his dream of becoming a kung fu master himself.

Director

The Little Prince, 1h46
Directed by Mark Osborne
Origin France
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Rachel McAdams, Mackenzie Foy, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro
Rating76% 3.847943.847943.847943.847943.84794
This movie is not a straight adaptation of Saint-Exupéry's novel. Rather, elements from the novel are woven into an original narrative about a young girl who is dealing with her pushy Mother who wants her to grow up too fast.
SpongeBob's Truth or Square, 52minutes
Directed by Andrew Overtoom, Mark Osborne
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Ricky Gervais, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence
Rating58% 2.90522.90522.90522.90522.9052
SpongeBob realizes that the Krusty Krab restaurant is celebrating its "eleventy-seventh" anniversary. He remembers his first visit to the Krusty Krab and tells Gary about it. SpongeBob then leaves to go to the Krusty Krab, but as soon as he exits his house, he bumps into the back of a long line of customers waiting to get into the restaurant as well. SpongeBob jumps on top of every person in the line, eventually reaching the Krusty Krab.
Kung Fu Panda, 1h32
Directed by Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Kung fu, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Kung fu films, Wuxia films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Panda, Reptile
Actors Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu
Rating75% 3.796023.796023.796023.796023.79602
The story is set in the Valley of Peace, a fictional land in ancient China inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. Po, a giant panda, is a kung fu fanatic who idolizes the Furious Five — Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper, and Crane — a quintet of kung fu masters trained by the red panda Master Shifu. As he helps his goose father Mr. Ping in his noodle restaurant, Po is unable to pursue his dream of becoming a kung fu master himself.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, 1h27
Directed by Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Doug Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson
Rating70% 3.547443.547443.547443.547443.54744
The film follows the plot of the TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, focusing on the anthropomorphic sea sponge of the same name (Tom Kenny). SpongeBob dreams about managing the Krusty Krab restaurant. The restaurant is in trouble because a customer has no cheese on his Krabby Patty, but SpongeBob saves the day. He wakes up and cheerfully prepares for the opening ceremony for the Krusty Krab 2, hoping that his boss Mr. Krabs (Clancy Brown) will promote him to manager of the new restaurant built next door to the original Krusty Krab. At the ceremony, SpongeBob is passed over; his co-worker, Squidward Tentacles (Rodger Bumpass), is given the promotion because Mr. Krabs thinks he is "more mature" than SpongeBob.
More
More (1998)
, 6minutes
Directed by Mark Osborne
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Rating80% 4.0439854.0439854.0439854.0439854.043985
More tells the story of an inventor who lives in a drab, colorless world. Day by day, he toils away in a harsh, dull, and dehumanizing job, his only savior being the memories of the bliss of childhood. But at night, he works secretly on an invention that could help him relive those memories and spread their joy to everyone in his despair-filled life.

Scriptwriter

The Little Prince, 1h46
Directed by Mark Osborne
Origin France
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Rachel McAdams, Mackenzie Foy, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro
Roles Writer
Rating76% 3.847943.847943.847943.847943.84794
This movie is not a straight adaptation of Saint-Exupéry's novel. Rather, elements from the novel are woven into an original narrative about a young girl who is dealing with her pushy Mother who wants her to grow up too fast.
More
More (1998)
, 6minutes
Directed by Mark Osborne
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Roles Writer
Rating80% 4.0439854.0439854.0439854.0439854.043985
More tells the story of an inventor who lives in a drab, colorless world. Day by day, he toils away in a harsh, dull, and dehumanizing job, his only savior being the memories of the bliss of childhood. But at night, he works secretly on an invention that could help him relive those memories and spread their joy to everyone in his despair-filled life.

Editor

More
More (1998)
, 6minutes
Directed by Mark Osborne
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Roles Editor
Rating80% 4.0439854.0439854.0439854.0439854.043985
More tells the story of an inventor who lives in a drab, colorless world. Day by day, he toils away in a harsh, dull, and dehumanizing job, his only savior being the memories of the bliss of childhood. But at night, he works secretly on an invention that could help him relive those memories and spread their joy to everyone in his despair-filled life.

Team

Sausage Party
Directed by Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Cooking films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Dystopian films, Children's films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Michael Cera
Roles Thanks
Rating60% 3.0437953.0437953.0437953.0437953.043795
One sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the Fourth of July sale.
More
More (1998)
, 6minutes
Directed by Mark Osborne
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Roles Cinematography
Rating80% 4.0439854.0439854.0439854.0439854.043985
More tells the story of an inventor who lives in a drab, colorless world. Day by day, he toils away in a harsh, dull, and dehumanizing job, his only savior being the memories of the bliss of childhood. But at night, he works secretly on an invention that could help him relive those memories and spread their joy to everyone in his despair-filled life.

Light

Sausage Party
Directed by Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Cooking films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Dystopian films, Children's films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Michael Cera
Roles Lighting Supervisor
Rating60% 3.0437953.0437953.0437953.0437953.043795
One sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the Fourth of July sale.