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Josie Trinidad

Walt Disney Animation Studios
Head of Story
JOSIE TRINIDAD (Co-Head of Story) oversees the story team, which is responsible for translating the script to its first visual form.

Trinidad joined Disney in 2004 as a story apprentice. Once she completed training, she was hired as a story artist. Her Disney credits include 2016’s Oscar®-winning feature “Zootopia” as co-head of story, 2012’s arcade-game-hopping “Wreck-It Ralph,” WDAS’s 2010 adventure “Tangled,” 2009’s feature film “The Princess and the Frog,” and shorts “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater” and “The Ballad of Nessie.”

Before Trinidad joined the Disney team, she worked as an illustrator for toy company MGA Entertainment,as well as Klasky Csupo on animated commercials. She was inspired to pursue animation as a career at age 8 while watching “Robin Hood” on VHS. Watching the movie frame by frame showcased the art of animation to Trinidad.

Trinidad attended UCLA, majoring in English literature and fine art, and studied character animation at CalArts. She lives in Los Angeles with her son Toshi.