"Growing up, I loved Disney movies and Western animation, but I also love Japanese anime. Being at the center of these different cultures, I grabbed things that I liked from each of them, and that helped me form my voice, my point of view, and my sense of humor, too. I was one of the few people in the story department [at Pixar] that had that specific background and had more exposure to different stories, movies, and cartoons. Being that immigrant kid caught between two worlds, it turned into an advantage."
-- Domee Shi
Chan, Julia B. "The Tao of Bao: Director Domee Shi remixes cultures into magic." Interview with Domee Shi. Mother Jones, vol. 4, no. 3, May 2019.