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    Chinese-born Canadian director and animator Domee Shi caught up with NextShark on the red carpet of the 80th Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday and teased her new project with Pixar. 

    Shi was in attendance for “Turning Red,” which she directed and co-wrote. The hit Disney Pixar film was notably nominated for Best Animated Feature.

    When asked what’s in store for her, Shi said she is currently working on another feature film at Pixar.

    “It’s super early on. I can’t say much about it… but it’s going to be very me and very much inspired by the themes and things I like. It’s going to be Asian in some way. It has to be, right?”

    Shi also shared a few details about her Lunar New Year plans.

    “I think I want to host Lunar New Year with some friends this year” she said. “I think I want to try and make dumplings. I always call my mom and ask her for her recipe but she never gives me the ingredients or actual measurements. ‘A pinch of salt and smell it to know if it’s too salty,’” she jokes.

    Whether or not Shi’s dumplings will look as good as the ones in her animated short “Bao” remains to be seen.

    “The pressure is on. I’m known as the dumpling gal now” she said. 

    “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” won Best Animated Feature on Tuesday, beating “Turning Red” and other animated films, including Masaaki Yuasa’s “Inu-Oh,” Dean Fleischer Camp’s “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” and “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” which was directed by Joel Crawford and co-directed by Filipino American filmmaker Januel Mercado.

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