Melissa Cobb
Stephanie Girard
United States
2021

Netflix

Melissa
Cobb

VP, Original Animation

Cobb scored big in in April 2021 with “The Mitchells vs. the Machines,” which was viewed by 53 million households and became Netflix’s biggest animated featured to date. She brought the streamer an Oscar nomination for best animated feature with Glen Keane and John Kahrs’ “Over the Moon.” Cobb joined Netflix as head of its animated film team in 2017 following 13 years at DreamWorks Animation, where she produced the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise. Under her leadership, the streamer has greenlit projects from Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (“Cabinet of Curiosities”) and signed a collection of acclaimed animators to overall deals, including Jorge Gutierrez (“Maya and the Three”), Chris Williams (“Jacob and the Sea Beast”) and Chris Nee (“Ridley Jones”).

Career

  • THE WILLOUGHBYS
  • KLAUS
  • OVER THE MOON

Education

  • Stanford University (CA, USA)
  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Guadalajara: Netflix’s Melissa Cobb Teases Cross-Studio Collaboration

Guadalajara: Netflix’s Melissa Cobb Teases Cross-Studio Collaboration

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- In the world, it would be hard to choose a more exciting figure to introduce a masterclass than Guillermo del Toro, and even more so when that talk is given in the filmmaker’s hometown of Guadalajara Mexico at a festival he has been involved with for its entire 33-year existence.If the audience was excited when Del Toro emerged from the wings to introduce guest speaker Melissa Cobb, Netflix vice president, kids & family, they were absolutely buzzing...

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