Peter Sohn

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Peter Sohn
Born 1977
The Bronx, New York
Occupation Animator, Film director, Storyboard artist, Voice actor
Spouse(s) Anna Chambers

Peter Sohn (born 1977) is an American animator, voice actor and storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios.

Life and career[edit]

Sohn was born The Bronx and raised in New York. His parents were Korean immigrants. He attended CalArts and while there got a summer job working on Brad Bird's The Iron Giant. After school he worked at The Walt Disney Company and Warner Brothers before coming to Pixar.

Sohn started his career with Pixar in the art and story departments for Finding Nemo.[1] He also worked on The Incredibles, Ratatouille and WALL-E. Sohn also performed the voice of Emile in Ratatouille. He made his directorial debut with the short film Partly Cloudy in 2009 which he also wrote. Partly Cloudy was included in the Animation Show of Shows in 2009. Sohn co-directed the English-language version of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea in 2009 with John Lasseter and Brad Lewis.[2]

Russell, the boy in Up, was based on Sohn.[3] He even voiced Russell in the corresponding short, George & A.J.. Also "Squishy" in Monsters University.

Sohn is currently directing The Good Dinosaur, set to be released in 2015.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Son is married to an artist Anna Chambers, whom he met at CalArts.[5]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corrado, E. (November 4, 2009). "Q & A with Pixar's Ronnie del Carmen and Pete Sohn - Part 1". One Movie, Five Views Archive. Retrieved July 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ Murray, Rebecca. "'Ponyo' Movie Credits". About.com. Retrieved July 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lee, Patrick (March 2, 2009). "Up director Pete Docter on talking dogs, youth scouts and adventure". Blastr. Retrieved July 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ Keegan, Rebecca (September 18, 2013). "'The Good Dinosaur' moved to 2015, leaving Pixar with no 2014 film". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Robertson, Barbara (April 9, 2009). "Peter Sohn". CGSociety. p. 2. Retrieved February 9, 2014. "Sohn’s wife Anna Chambers, who he met at CalArts, is also an artist, and both create artwork at home." 
  6. ^ Rizvi, Samad (February 12, 2013). "New ‘Monsters University’ Characters Revealed, Sean Hayes and Charlie Day Join Cast". Pixar Times. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ Dickey, Josh (April 24, 2012). "Pixar announces Latin-themed feature". Variety. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 

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