Peter Sohn

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Peter Sohn
Peter Sohn.jpg
Born (1977-01-23) January 23, 1977 (age 44)[1]
OccupationAnimator, film director, storyboard artist, voice actor
EmployerPixar Animation Studios (2000-present)
Spouse(s)Anna Chambers

Peter Sohn (born January 23, 1977) is a Korean-American animator, director, voice actor, and storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios.

Early life[edit]

Sohn was born in The Bronx and raised in New York City. His parents were Korean immigrants. He attended CalArts and while there got a summer job working on Brad Bird's The Iron Giant. After graduating from school he worked at The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. before coming to Pixar. He graduated from high school in 1995.


Sohn started his career with Pixar in the art and story departments for Finding Nemo.[2] 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.[3]

Russell, the boy in Up, was based on Sohn.[4] He voiced Russell in the corresponding short, George & A.J., and "Squishy" in Monsters University.

Sohn directed The Good Dinosaur, which was released in November 2015. He also voiced the Styracosaurus character Forrest Woodbush.[5] Sohn was set to voice the Marvel Comics character Ganke Lee in the Sony Pictures Animation film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, though his lines were ultimately deleted from the final film.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Sohn is married to artist Anna Chambers, whom he met at CalArts.[7]


Feature Films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Story
Animator Other Voice Role Notes
1999 The Iron Giant No No No No Additional Yes Rough In-between-er
Additional Animation
2001 Osmosis Jones No No No No Yes No
2003 Finding Nemo No No Yes Yes No No
2004 The Incredibles No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Additional Voices
2007 Ratatouille No No Yes No Yes Yes Emile
2008 WALL-E No No Yes No No No
2009 Up No No Yes No No No
Ponyo No No No No No Yes Director: English Dub
US Version
2010 Toy Story 3 No No No Yes No No
2012 Brave No No Additional No No No
2013 Monsters University No No No No No Yes Squishy
2015 Inside Out No No No No No Yes Senior Creative Team
The Good Dinosaur Yes Story No No No Yes Pet Collector
2016 Finding Dory No No No No No Yes
2017 Cars 3 No No No No No Yes Additional Voices
Coco No No No No No Yes
2018 Incredibles 2 No No No No No Yes Story Consultant
Senior Creative Team
2019 Toy Story 4 No No No No No Yes Senior Creative Team
2020 Onward No No No No No Yes
Soul No No No No No Yes
2021 Luca[8] No No No No No Yes
2022 Turning Red[9] No No No No No Yes
Lightyear[10] No No No No No Yes

Short Films and TV Specials[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Production
Cinematographer Animator Other Voice Role Notes
2005 One Man Band No No Yes No No No
2007 Violet No No No Yes No No
Your Friend the Rat No No No No No Yes Emile Song Performer: "Plan B"
2008 Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales No No No No No Yes Additional Voices Episodes 1-4
2009 Trifles No No No Yes No No
Leonardo No No No No Yes No
Partly Cloudy Yes Yes No No No No
George & A.J. No No No No No Yes Russell
2011 Toy Story Toons: Small Fry No No No No No Yes Recycle Ben Special Thanks
2013 A Monsters University Short: Party Central No No No No No Yes Squishy
Toy Story of Terror! No No No No No Yes Transitron TV Special

Other Credits[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Tracy Blog Creator
2015 Borrowed Time Thanks
2018 Bao Special Thanks
2019 Purl
Smash and Grab Brian Larsen's Story Brain Trust
Kitbull Rosana Sullivan's Story Trust
Wind Story Trust
2020 Out


  1. ^ Truitt, Brian (September 14, 2015). "TIFF: 'Good Dinosaur' stars friends, frontier". USA Today. Retrieved September 15, 2015. ...says Sohn, 38.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Murray, Rebecca. "'Ponyo' Movie Credits". Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  4. ^ Lee, Patrick (March 2, 2009). "Up director Pete Docter on talking dogs, youth scouts and adventure". Blastr. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Sciretta, Peter (February 26, 2019). "Pixar Director Pete Sohn Originally Voiced Ganke in 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'". /Film. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Robertson, Barbara (April 9, 2009). "Peter Sohn". CGSociety. p. 2. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2014. Sohn’s wife Anna Chambers, who he met at CalArts, is also an artist, and both create artwork at home.
  8. ^ Desowitz, Bill (July 30, 2020). "Pixar Sets Summer 2021 Release for Italian Coming-of-Age 'Luca' Feature". IndieWire. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  9. ^ Julie & T.J. (December 11, 2020). "Pixar Announces 'Turning Red' Directed by Domee Shi - Coming Spring 2022". Pixar Post. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  10. ^ Julie & T.J. (December 10, 2020). "Pixar Announces 'Lightyear' – An Origin Story of the Human Buzz Lightyear – Coming Summer 2022". Pixar Post. Retrieved December 11, 2020.

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