Shi is also the first woman of color to win Best Animated Short Film at the 2019 Academy Awards. Aside from “Bao,” she is credited for her contribution in “Inside Out,” “Incredibles 2” and “Toy Story 4.”
“To all the nerdy girls who hide behind their sketchbooks, don’t be afraid to tell your stories to the world,” she said in her acceptance speech at the Oscars.
Little is known about “Turning Red” yet, but the film’s announcement included a poster of Mei in her human and panda forms.
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