Max Boas is currently working as Art Director on DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3, which is scheduled to be released on January 29th, 2016.  The film will be a co-production between DreamWorks Animation and Oriental DreamWorks, a Shanghai-based entertainment company.  Boas began his career at DreamWorks Animation in 2003 as a Layout Artist and Background Painter on Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.  He went on to work as a Visual Development Artist on Over the Hedge, where he helped design locations, create production illustrations and color keys for the lighting department and design a plethora of props found in the suburbia scenes.  Boas also worked as a Visual Development Artist on Flushed Away and the Academy Award®-nominated Kung Fu Panda.  Before joining Kung Fu Panda 3, Boas served as Art Director on the epic adventure Rise of the Guardians and the acclaimed finale to the Shrek franchise, Shrek Forever After. 
    Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation, Boas studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors distinction in 2002.  Before the Art Center, Boas spent two years at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he studied illustration and general foundation in art.  Boas graduated from Fairview High School in 1996 in his hometown Boulder, Colorado.  He was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1978 and spent his first five years in New Orleans, Louisiana.