Pete Docter

Peter Hans "Pete" Docter is an American film director, animator, and screenwriter from Bloomington, Minnesota. He is best known for directing the films Monsters, Inc. and Up, and as a key figure and collaborator in Pixar Animation Studios. The A. V. Club has called him "almost universally successful". He has been nominated for six Oscars (one win thus far for Up -- Best Animated Feature), three Annie Awards (winning two), a BAFTA Children's Film Award (which he won), and a Hochi Film Award (which he won). He has described himself as a "geeky kid from Minnesota who likes to draw cartoons." He is now working on a top-secret project, that will be released in 2013 or 2014. He will not direct Monsters, Inc. 2.

Up (2009)

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Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Edward Asner  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jordan Nagai  •  Bob Peterson

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Edward Asner  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jordan Nagai  •  Bob Peterson

The Pixar Story (2007)

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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Iwerks
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  John Lasseter  •  Brad Bird  •  John Musker

A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Iwerks
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  John Lasseter  •  Brad Bird  •  John Musker

WALL·E (2008)

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WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Ben Burtt  •  Elissa Knight  •  Jeff Garlin  •  Fred Willard

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Ben Burtt  •  Elissa Knight  •  Jeff Garlin  •  Fred Willard

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

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James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Billy Crystal  •  Mary Gibbs  •  Steve Buscemi

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Billy Crystal  •  Mary Gibbs  •  Steve Buscemi

The Incredibles (2004)

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Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  Holly Hunter  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jason Lee

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  Holly Hunter  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jason Lee

Mike's New Car (2002)

Mike discovers that being the top-ranking laugh collector at Monsters, Inc. has its benefits – in particular, earning enough money to buy a six-wheel-drive car that's loaded with gadgets. That new-car smell doesn't last long enough, however, as Sulley jump-starts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter  •  Roger Gould
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  John Goodman

Mike discovers that being the top-ranking laugh collector at Monsters, Inc. has its benefits – in particular, earning enough money to buy a six-wheel-drive car that's loaded with gadgets. That new-car smell doesn't last long enough, however, as Sulley jump-starts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter  •  Roger Gould
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  John Goodman

Inside Out (2015)

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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley's guiding emotions— Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness—live in Headquarters, the control centre inside ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Bill Hader  •  Lewis Black  •  Mindy Kaling

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley's guiding emotions— Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness—live in Headquarters, the control centre inside ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Bill Hader  •  Lewis Black  •  Mindy Kaling

Mr. Incredible and Pals (2005)

An animated short film produced by Pixar included as a bonus on the DVD edition of the 2004 feature film "The Incredibles."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Gould
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Roger L. Jackson  •  Pete Docter

An animated short film produced by Pixar included as a bonus on the DVD edition of the 2004 feature film "The Incredibles."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Gould
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Roger L. Jackson  •  Pete Docter

Riley's First Date? (2015)

Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Cooley
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Phyllis Smith  •  Bill Hader  •  Lewis Black

Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Cooley
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Phyllis Smith  •  Bill Hader  •  Lewis Black

Soul (2020)

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Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Tina Fey  •  Ahmir-Khalib Thompson  •  Phylicia Rashād

Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Tina Fey  •  Ahmir-Khalib Thompson  •  Phylicia Rashād

Animation Outlaws (2019)

Walt Disney said “We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.” Outside of Walt himself there are few people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kat Alioshin
CAST:  Seth Green  •  Andrew Stanton  •  "Weird Al" Yankovic  •  Pete Docter

Walt Disney said “We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.” Outside of Walt himself there are few people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kat Alioshin
CAST:  Seth Green  •  Andrew Stanton  •  "Weird Al" Yankovic  •  Pete Docter

Winter (1988)

This delightful story is simply about a boy wanting to go outside and play in the snow. After getting all bundled up by his mother, the boy has found that he is unable to move!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
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This delightful story is simply about a boy wanting to go outside and play in the snow. After getting all bundled up by his mother, the boy has found that he is unable to move!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
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Palm Springs (1989)

This short is about a purple dinosaur named Sigmund, who likes to bounce on top of trees.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Pete Docter  •  Ken Truhan

This short is about a purple dinosaur named Sigmund, who likes to bounce on top of trees.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Pete Docter  •  Ken Truhan

Next Door (1990)

A Pete Docter Animation about two completely incompatible neighbors. This man is very scheduled. Here he checks his watch before sitting down to watch TV.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
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A Pete Docter Animation about two completely incompatible neighbors. This man is very scheduled. Here he checks his watch before sitting down to watch TV.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
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The Story Behind 'Toy Story' (1996)

The documentary short of Toy Story of why and how the feature length blockbuster sleeper movie became a success and helps to boost Pixar's popularity of making one of the few animation movie production companies in the world today, especially in North America.  (more)

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CAST:  Corey Burton  •  Tom Hanks  •  John Lasseter  •  Tim Allen

The documentary short of Toy Story of why and how the feature length blockbuster sleeper movie became a success and helps to boost Pixar's popularity of making one of the few animation movie production companies in the world today, especially in North America.  (more)

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CAST:  Corey Burton  •  Tom Hanks  •  John Lasseter  •  Tim Allen

Cruella De Vil: Drawn to Be Bad (2008)

Bonus short on the 101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition Blu-ray featuring interviews with the people who worked on the movie.  (more)

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CAST:  Andreas Deja  •  Walt Peregoy  •  Floyd Norman  •  Jerry Beck

Bonus short on the 101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition Blu-ray featuring interviews with the people who worked on the movie.  (more)

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CAST:  Andreas Deja  •  Walt Peregoy  •  Floyd Norman  •  Jerry Beck

Adventures Thru the Walt Disney Archives (2020)

Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives will celebrate the lasting legacy of the Archives and provides an inside look at rarely seen treasures from the extensive collection. Each stop on the adventure offers a look at some of the iconic treasures that have played a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gleim
CAST:  Don Hahn  •  Robert A. Iger  •  Kevin Feige  •  Pete Docter

Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives will celebrate the lasting legacy of the Archives and provides an inside look at rarely seen treasures from the extensive collection. Each stop on the adventure offers a look at some of the iconic treasures that have played a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gleim
CAST:  Don Hahn  •  Robert A. Iger  •  Kevin Feige  •  Pete Docter