Peter Hans "Pete" Docter (born October 9, 1968) is an
American film director, animator, and screenwriter from Bloomington,
Minnesota. He is best known for directing the films Monsters, Inc.
, 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.
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