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Sunmee Joh interview

The Disney Elite is delighted to announce a new feature – ORIGINAL INTERVIEWS! We’re even MORE delighted to announce who our second interview is with – Disney story artist Sunmee Joh!

Sunmee Joh is a relatively new name to most Disney fans, as Moana was her first feature film. Oh, but what a way to make an entrance! According to the folks at, it was Joh’s idea to have Heihei get captured by the Kakamora, thus keeping the dim-witted rooster from getting cut from the film. Or, as John Lasseter put it at the time, “YES, HEIHEI IS SAVED!”

So how does a recent CalArts grad go from the classroom to Disney’s legendary Story Team? Let’s let Sunmee tell it…

The Early Years


Working at Disney




Source type Website
Language en
Document type Interview
Media type text


Id 5241
Availability Free
Inserted 2020-06-28