Vicky Jenson

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Victoria "Vicky" Jenson is an animation director at DreamWorks Animation and Disney,[1] most notable for having co-directed Shrek, the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.[2]

Jenson "started as a background artist at Hanna-Barbera in 1977, became a storyboard artist for Warner Bros., Marvel and Disney Television, and variously worked as a production designer, art director and co-producer".[2] She got one of her earliest starts working for Filmation doing the storyboard backgrounds on the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series in the early 1980s. She also worked on Mighty Mouse in the 1980s and the The Ren & Stimpy Show in the early 1990s,[2] and was the art director for FernGully: The Last Rainforest in 1992,[2] and the production designer for Computer Warriors: The Adventure Begins and Playroom. She began working for DreamWorks as a production designer and story artist for The Road to El Dorado in 2000,[2] and co-directed Shrek (with Andrew Adamson),[2] and Shark Tale (with Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman),[3]

In 2009, she finished her first live-action directorial work for the Alexis Bledel-starring comedy, Post Grad.[1] She is the sister of classical violinist Dylana Jenson.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Secret of the Sword storyboard artist
1987 Rock Odyssey background artist
Slam Dance storyboard artist
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night storyboard artist
1988 She's Having a Baby storyboard artist
Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw designer
1990 Playroom production designer
1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest storyboard artist/art director/layout artist/layout designer
2000 The Road to El Dorado storyboard artist/additional production designer/production designer
Chicken Run additional story
2001 Shrek director
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas additional story artist
2004 Shark Tale director
2005 Cerebral Print: The Secret Files Actress
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa development
2009 Post Grad director


  1. ^ a b c Biography for Vicky Jenson at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Yoram Allon, Del Cullen, Hannah Patterson, Contemporary North American film directors: a Wallflower critical guide (2002), p. 2.
  3. ^ Tom Sito, Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson (2006), p. 27.

External links[edit]

Vicky Jenson at the Internet Movie Database