Pete Docter

Animator, Director, Screenwriter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1968 in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Writer (9)

Inside Out 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Inside Out 2015 (Movie)

(Story By)

Mike's New Car 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Up 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Up 2009 (Movie)

(Story By)

WALL-E 2008 (Movie)

(Story By)

Monsters, Inc. 2001 (Movie)

from original story (From Story)

Toy Story 2 1999 (Movie)

(From Story)

Toy Story 1995 (Movie)

original story (Story By)
Director (6)

Inside Out 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Mike's New Car 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Director

Up 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Howl's Moving Castle 2005 (Movie)

(USA) (Director)

Monsters, Inc. 2001 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (5)

Up 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Campmaster Strauch (Actor)

Fog City Mavericks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Incredibles 2004 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

Monsters, Inc. 2001 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Pixar Story (TV Show)

Actor
Executive (5)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Creative Team(Pixar) (Creative Executive)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

Creative Team(Pixar) (Creative Executive)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Creative Team(Pixar) (Creative Executive)

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Pixar Senior Creative Team (Executive)

WALL-E 2008 (Movie)

Pixar Senior Creative Team (Executive)
Producer (3)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Howl's Moving Castle 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Sound (3)

Inside Out 2015 (Movie)

Voice(Skywalker Sound) (Sound)

WALL-E 2008 (Movie)

Additional Voice(Skywalker Sound) (ADR Voice Casting)

Howl's Moving Castle 2005 (Movie)

Dialogue Director (ADR/Dialogue Editor)
Art Department (2)

A Bug's Life 1998 (Movie)

storyboarding (Storyboard Artist)

Toy Story 1995 (Movie)

story artist (Storyboard Artist)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Toy Story 1995 (Movie)

(Animator)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Amanda Docter

Wife

Dave Docter

Father

Nicholas Docter Other

Son
Born c. 1997 mother, Amanda Docter

Elizabeth Docter Actor

Daughter
Born c. 1999 mother, Amanda Docter voiced a 'Young Ellie' in "Up" (2009)

Rita Docter

Mother

EDUCATION

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia , California 1990
Won a Student Academy Award for his production "Next Door"

University of Minnesota

St. Paul , Minnesota
Spent only a year studying both philosophy and art

John F. Kennedy Senior High School

Bloomington , Minnesota

Milestones

2015

Directed and co-wrote "Inside Out," starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and Mindy Kaling.

2009

Co-wrote and co-directed the Pixar animated feature, "Up"; earned Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture

2008

Co-wrote the screenplay for "WALL-E"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay

2005

Made his voiceover debut in the special DVD add-on feature, "Mr. Incredible and Pals"

2004

Directed the English translation of "Howl's Moving Castle"

2002

Co-directed the animated short, "Mike's New Car"; also contributed to the story; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short

2001

Made his directorial debut with "Monsters, Inc."; earned second Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature

1999

Co-authored the sequel, "Toy Story 2"

1998

Contributed to the story for the studio's second feature, "A Bug's Life"

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

1990

Began working at Pixar Animation Studios after graduating from college

Bonus Trivia

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Docter started working at Pixar when he was 21, the day after he graduated from college. He was the 10th employee the studio had hired, and only the third animator.

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Based "Inside Out" in part on his daughter's childhood, by examining her emotions in stressful or unfamiliar situations.

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