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Adrian Molina

Adrian Molina
Born (1985-08-23) August 23, 1985 (age 34)
Alma materCalifornia Institute of the Arts
OccupationAnimator, storyboard artist, screenwriter, lyricist
EmployerPixar Animation Studios (2007-present)
Known forCoco

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.[1]

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.[2]



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