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Also Known As: Peter Hans Docter Died:
Born: August 10, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bloomington, Minnesota, USA Profession: animator, screenwriter, director

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Pete Docter came in on the ground level of arguably the most creative, technologically cutting-edge studio in filmdom, essaying a fantasy-filled childhood into some of the most spectacular and whimsical feature films of the late 1990s and 2000s. At just 21 years of age, Docter became one of the first employees of Apple Computer honcho Steve Jobs' boutique computer-animation shop, Pixar, going on to work as a writer and animator on the company's groundbreaking animated comedies "Toy Story" (1995) and "Toy Story 2" (1999). He conceived and directed "Monsters, Inc." (2001) and went on to originate two features that would earn the studio some its most glowing praise and most substantial profit - "WALL E" (2008) and the adventure-comedy spectacle "Up" (2009) which returned Docter to the director's chair. A self-admitted archetypal nerd growing up in the Midwest, Docter achieved every film geek's dream by boasting multiple award nominations and wins for his timeless tales enjoyed by both children and adults, as well as commanding the respect of the industry as one of the most admired creators of high-tech animated fantasy at the most celebrated movie shop in show business.

Pete Docter came in on the ground level of arguably the most creative, technologically cutting-edge studio in filmdom, essaying a fantasy-filled childhood into some of the most spectacular and whimsical feature films of the late 1990s and 2000s. At just 21 years of age, Docter became one of the first employees of Apple Computer honcho Steve Jobs' boutique computer-animation shop, Pixar, going on to work as a writer and animator on the company's groundbreaking animated comedies "Toy Story" (1995) and "Toy Story 2" (1999). He conceived and directed "Monsters, Inc." (2001) and went on to originate two features that would earn the studio some its most glowing praise and most substantial profit - "WALL E" (2008) and the adventure-comedy spectacle "Up" (2009) which returned Docter to the director's chair. A self-admitted archetypal nerd growing up in the Midwest, Docter achieved every film geek's dream by boasting multiple award nominations and wins for his timeless tales enjoyed by both children and adults, as well as commanding the respect of the industry as one of the most admired creators of high-tech animated fantasy at the most celebrated movie shop in show business.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Inside Out (2015)
2.
  Up (2009)
3.
  Howl's Moving Castle (2004) Director (Usa)
4.
  Monsters, Inc. (2001) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Up (2009)
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3.
 The Incredibles (2004)
4.
 Monsters, Inc. (2001) Additional Voice
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1990:
Began working at Pixar Animation Studios after graduating from college
1995:
Collaborated on animation, music and the story for the company¿s feature-film debut, "Toy Story"; earned first Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay
1998:
Contributed to the story for the studio's second feature, "A Bug's Life"
1999:
Co-authored the sequel, "Toy Story 2"
2001:
Made his directorial debut with "Monsters, Inc."; earned second Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature
2002:
Co-directed the animated short, "Mike's New Car"; also contributed to the story; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short
2004:
Directed the English translation of "Howl's Moving Castle"
2005:
Made his voiceover debut in the special DVD add-on feature, "Mr. Incredible and Pals"
2008:
Co-wrote the screenplay for "WALL-E"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay
2009:
Co-wrote and co-directed the Pixar animated feature, "Up"; earned Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture
2015:
Directed and co-wrote "Inside Out," starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and Mindy Kaling.
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Education

University of Minnesota: St. Paul , Minnesota -
John F. Kennedy Senior High School: Bloomington , Minnesota -
California Institute of the Arts: Valencia , California - 1990

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