Domee Shi // S2 Special Episode // Turning Red

Welcome back to Season 2 and a special episode of the Asian Hustle Network Podcast! We are very excited to have Domee Shi on this week's show.

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DOMEE SHI (Directed by/Story by/Screenplay by) began as a story intern at Pixar Animation Studios in June 2011, and was soon hired as a story artist on the Academy Award®-winning feature film “Inside Out.” Since then, she has worked on the feature films “The Good Dinosaur,” “Incredibles 2” and the Academy Award®-winning “Toy Story 4.” In 2015 she began pitching ideas for short films, and soon was greenlit to write and direct “Bao” which won the Academy Award® for best animated short film. In her role as a creative VP, Shi is involved in key creative decision-making at the studio and consults on films in both development and production.

Shi graduated from the animation program at Sheridan College where she was fueled by her love of anime/manga, Disney, and Asian cinema influences that can be seen in her work to this day.

Shi was born in Chongqing, China, and resided in Toronto, Canada most of her life. She currently lives in Oakland, Calif., and notes that her love of animation is only rivaled by her love of cats.

TURNING RED is an endearing coming-of-age story that follows Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang), a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!

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