Television and feature animation veteran Peilin Chou has been named Head of Creative for Feature Animation at Oriental DreamWorks, Variety reports. The production company is a co-venture between DreamWorks Animation, China Media Capital, Shanghai Media Group and Shanghai Alliance Investment Limited. The studio’s first project, Kung Fu Panda 3, hits theaters January 29, 2016.
Chou brings a range of industry experience from her prolific career to the Shanghai-based studio. She held the post of vice president of original series at Spike TV, helping to launch the network and its original animation slate. Prior posts include director of development at Nickelodeon, and a stint as a development executive at Disney where her projects included Mulan, Toy Story 2 and Hercules.