Pete Docter on Pixar's Early Years and Creating 'Inside Out'

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When Pete Docter's daughter turned 11, he noticed she turned from a "happy, goofy" girl into a "quiet and more reclusive" one. That shift into teenhood became the basis of his animated film, "Inside Out," which is nominated for two Academy Awards. The movie goes inside the colorful mind of a young girl and introduces us to her emotions as she struggles with her new life in San Francisco. Docter talks about being hired as the third animator at Pixar when it was still a fledgling company and what inspired his films like "Monsters, Inc." and "Up."


Pete Docter, animator, Pixar; director, "Monsters, Inc," "Up" and "Inside Out," which is nominated for an Academy Award