MikeyPod 292 | Writer/Director/Animator Bobby Rubio

I fell in love with the Pixar Animation Studios animated short, Float, the first moment I watched it. My pal Jeremy suggested it on social media, and I could not be more grateful to have seen this film. I was so moved by its story, that I reached out to Pixar in hopes of scoring an interview the film’s writer and director, Bobby Rubio. To my delight, I was quickly granted the interview!

The short tells the story of a dad’s journey toward accepting his son’s differences, which resonated for me in many ways. Bobby and I talk about his inspiration for the the film, his path toward making the characters Filipino-American, and his own experience parenting a son on the autism spectrum. If you have Disney+, I suggest checking out the film before you listen to this interview!

Compersion – Gavin Castleton (Check out my interview with Gavin here.)
Everyone – Tranna Wintour (Check out my interview with Tranna here.)

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This podcast is powered by my subscribers on Patreon who, in addition to the warm feeling they get from co-creating with me, get lots of sweet perks including bonus podcast episodes. This week’s bonus podcast will be an extended interview with Bobby. Learn more right here!

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