Adrian Molina

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Adrian Molina
Born (1985-08-23) August 23, 1985 (age 33)
Yuba City, California
Alma mater California Institute of the Arts
Occupation Animator, storyboard artist, screenwriter, lyricist
Known for Coco

Adrian Molina (born August 23, 1985) is an American animator, storyboard artist, screenwriter and lyricist. He has been at Pixar since 2007, where he started as a 2D animator on Ratatouille. He later moved on to be a storyboard artist, working on Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. After writing for The Good Dinosaur, Molina started his first assignment as a screenplay writer, for Coco, and later went on to co-direct the film. Molina also illustrated the Little Golden Book for Toy Story 3.[2]

A native of Northern California, he grew up in Grass Valley, CA, and he graduated from Bear River High School in 2003, to subsequently attend & graduate from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007. He is of Mexican descent.[3]



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  2. ^ Spring Into Action! (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3) by Annie Auerbach | 
  3. ^ "'Coco's Mexican-American Co-Director Adrian Molina Reveals Origins of Pixar's Día de Muertos Film". 
  4. ^ Bird, Brad; Pinkava, Jan (2007-06-29), Ratatouille, retrieved 2016-12-07 
  5. ^ Unkrich, Lee (2010-06-18), Toy Story 3, retrieved 2016-12-07 
  6. ^ Scanlon, Dan (2013-06-21), Monsters University, retrieved 2016-12-07 
  7. ^ Sohn, Peter (2015-11-25), The Good Dinosaur, retrieved 2016-12-07 
  8. ^ "Pixar Coco plot details revealed |". Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  9. ^ Robinson, Joanna. "Pixar's Coco Is a "Love Letter to Mexico" When It's Needed Most". HWD. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 

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