Adrian Molina began at Pixar Animation Studios as a story intern in the summer of 2006. He has worked on the Academy Award-winning feature films “Ratatouille” and “Toy Story 3,” and was a story artist for DisneyPixar’s “Monsters University.” Recently, Molina was the co-director and writer on the studio’s original film, “Coco,” released in November 2017. “Coco” has earned a Golden Globe award for “Best Animated Feature Film,” and two Academy Awards for “Best Animated Film” and “Best Original Song” for “Remember Me.” As a story artist, Molina worked with a story team to sketch sequences of a film.
He was raised in Grass Valley and he found inspiration in making home movies with his three siblings when he was growing up. He credits his parents for encouraging him to embrace his artistic and creative instincts, and his high school Literature program for teaching him how to be critical and aware of storytelling and structure. Prior to Pixar, Molina attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Character Animation.