Peter Sohn, vice-president and creative director at Pixar Animation Studios, will be appearing in person at the 2023 VIEW Conference. He will be speaking about his role as director of Disney/Pixar’s upcoming animated feature Elemental, with a special presentation about the creative journey he took to bring the movie to the screen.
Elemental is Sohn’s second outing as an animated feature director, following his previous success with Disney/Pixar’s
The Good Dinosaur. Both films were produced by Denise Ream.
An English speaking event, VIEW Conference 2023 is taking place from October 15-20 in the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy. Attending the event in person guarantees an unrivaled opportunity for people to soak up the atmosphere and meet their heroes and mentors. Meanwhile, full online access enables a global audience to enjoy the conference via exclusive livestream.
The international VIEW Conference brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, students and enthusiasts not only to share and celebrate the latest achievements in Animation, VFX and Games, but also to share their visions of the future.
The conference’s vibrant and inclusive atmosphere is designed to enlighten and inspire, with an extensive live program of talks, presentations, workshops and masterclasses embracing cutting-edge thinking on such diverse topics as Storytelling, Virtual Production, Computer Graphics, Interactive & Immersive Media, VR/AR/Mixed Reality and the Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Rendering and much, much more.
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Elemental is an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where Fire-, Water-, Earth- and Air-residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.
Elemental premieres at the Cannes Film Festival May 27, 2023, and will be released in theaters June 16, 2023.
Peter Sohn joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2000, working in the art and story departments for Finding Nemo. He went on to work in the art, story, and animation departments for
The Incredibles, animating members of the Parr family, for which he received an Annie Award nomination. He also worked as a story artist on
WALL.E, before his Pixar directorial debut in 2009 with the short film
Partly Cloudy. Sohn is also the voice talent behind a number of Pixar’s most memorable characters, including Emile in
Ratatouille, Scott ‘Squishy’ Squibbles in
Monsters University and SOX in
“I am so excited to welcome Peter Sohn to VIEW Conference 2023,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Peter is a true force of nature – a multi-talented storyteller, film director, animator, actor … you name it! In bringing his unique energy and wisdom to VIEW Conference, he is certain to leave our global audience feeling energized and inspired.”