Peter Sohn

While the bulk of the credit for the Pixar brand went to names like John Lassiter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, and Andrew Stanton, many others contributed to the studio's wonder, including Peter Sohn. Though a vital ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1976 in The Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Art Department (7)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

Story Artist (Storyboard Artist)

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Production Art (Art Department)

Up 2009 (Movie)

Story Artist (Storyboard Artist)

WALL-E 2008 (Movie)

Story Artist (Storyboard Artist)

Ratatouille 2007 (Movie)

Story Artist (Storyboard Artist)

The Incredibles 2004 (Movie)

(Storyboard Artist)

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)

(Storyboard Artist)
Visual Effects & Animation (6)

Finding Dory 2016 (Movie)

Creative Team(Pixar Studio Team) (Visual Effects)

Ratatouille 2007 (Movie)

(Animator)

The Incredibles 2004 (Movie)

Production Artist (CGI Artist)

The Incredibles 2004 (Movie)

(Animator)

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)

Production Artist (Character Animation)

The Iron Giant 1999 (Movie)

(Animator)
Actor (5)

The Good Dinosaur 2015 (Movie)

Pet Collector (Voice)

Toy Story Of Terror! 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Squishy (Voice)

Ratatouille 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Emile (Actor)

The Incredibles 2004 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)
Director (4)

The Good Dinosaur 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Partly Cloudy 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films 2010 (Movie)

("Partly Cloudy") (Director)

Ponyo 2009 (Movie)

English Voice Talent Director (Director)
Writer (1)

The Good Dinosaur 2015 (Movie)

(Story By)

Biography

While the bulk of the credit for the Pixar brand went to names like John Lassiter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, and Andrew Stanton, many others contributed to the studio's wonder, including Peter Sohn. Though a vital animator on films from "Finding Nemo" (2003) to "Up" (2009), it wasn't until his first directorial feature, "The Good Dinosaur" (2015), that Sohn earned due recognition. Peter Sohn was born in 1977 in The Bronx, New York to parents from Korea. During his tenure at CalArts, Sohn earned his first industry job contributing animation to the feature film "The Iron Giant" (1999), directed by future Pixar maven Brad Bird. Following a quick stint at Warner Bros., where he served as animator on "Osmosis Jones" (2001), Sohn worked on a string of Pixar films. He worked in the animation department on features including "Finding Nemo" (2003), "The Incredibles" (2004), and "Ratatouille" (2007), and contributed storyboard art to "WALL-E" (2008) and "Up" (2009). Sohn also contributed small voice acting roles to the aforementioned pictures, and was cited as the basis for the major character Russell in "Up." He made his directorial debut with the Pixar short "Partly Cloudy" (2009), which accompanied "Up" in its theatrical release. In the period to follow, Sohn contributed art, voice work, and creative input to Pixar projects like "Toy Story 3" (2010), "Brave" (2012), "Monsters University" (2013), and "Inside Out" (2015) before setting his directorial prowess to his first feature-length film, Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" (2015).

Milestones

2015

Directed the animated feature "The Good Dinosaur."

2009

Wrote and directed the animate short "Partly Cloudy."

1999

Worked for the animation department on Brad Bird's animated film "The Iron Giant" as a summer job while attending CalArts.

Bonus Trivia

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Parents emigrated to the U.S. from Korea.

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Took jobs at Disney and Warner Bros after graduating college, eventually finding long term success at Pixar.

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In addition to his role as animator, Sohn served as a voice actor on Pixar films including "The Incredibles" (2004), "Ratatouille" (2007), and "Monsters University" (2013).

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Was the basis for the character Russell in the Pixar film "Up" (2009).

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