Gina Shay

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Gina Shay
Gina Shay by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Shay at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Nationality American
Occupation Film producer
Years active 1992–present
Employer DreamWorks Animation
Children Miles Bakshi
Nina Bakshi

Gina Shay is a producer at DreamWorks Animation specializing in animated feature films. Her multiple years of work in the animation field have afforded her much notoriety and has also, in 2011, resulted in her nomination for the Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture award due to her contributions for the 2010 film Shrek Forever After.

Most recently through Gina Shay's work as producer of DreamWorks' 2016 animated film Trolls, she has expressed owning a position that advocates for generating content that effects positive body images in youth. Gina Shay verbalized this notion at the DreamWorks Animation presentation in Hall H of the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con stating,

"As filmmakers we feel like it's our responsibility to give girls memorable characters that don't make them feel inadequate in body image. My daughter's eleven, she has a really powerful mind and I would rather have her using it to be imaginative instead of obsessing in front of a mirror because all girls are beautiful.[1]"

Shay is divorced from Ralph Bakshi's son. She started her career as a production assistant on Bakshi's 1992 film Cool World. Her son, Miles Bakshi, provided the voice for a character in the DreamWorks Animation's film, The Boss Baby.[2]


Year Film Position
2020 Trolls 2 Producer
2016 Trolls Producer
2012 Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (Video short) Producer
2010 Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular (Short) Producer
Shrek Forever After Producer
2007 Shrek the Halls (TV Movie) Producer
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Executive Producer
2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Co-Producer
1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Line Producer
1998 Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World (Video) Associate Producer
1997 Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (Video) Associate Producer
Animation Department
Year Film Position
1994 The Swan Princess Background Coordinator
1992 Cool World Animation Production Coordinator
Art Department
Year Film Position
1998 Cartoon Sushi (TV Series) Puppet Construction - 1 Episode
Music Department
Year Film Position
2010 Shrek Forever After Musician: additional flute solos
Production Manager
Year Film Position
1992 Cool World Animation Production Manager
Year Film Position
2010 Shrek Forever After Writer: "Birthday Bash"
Year Film Position
2016 Cake Wars "Shrek" - Herself - Guest Judge


  1. ^ Schwerdtfeger, Connor. "The Real Reason Anna Kendrick's Character In Trolls Isn't A Traditionally Hot Princess". CinemaBlend. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  2. ^ King, Susan (March 29, 2017). "Miles Bakshi continues a family animation tradition with 'The Boss Baby'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 21, 2017.

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