Domee Shi on the Influences behind Pixar's Bao

 

"For Spirited Away, Chihiro feels like such a real little girl. He pays attention to all of those little details. I wanted to capture those details in Bao as well."

What do Miyazaki films (My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Howl's Moving Castle), Ozu's Tokyo Story, and Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman have in common? They all helped influence Domee Shi's Oscar-winning short Bao.

Domee Shi is currently working on her directorial feature debut called Turning Red with Sandra Oh voicing one of the characters.