From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Peter Hans "Pete" Docter (born October 9, 1968) is anAmerican 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 AnimationStudios. The A. V. Club has called him "almost universallysuccessful". He has been nominated for six Oscars (one win thusfar for Up -- Best Animated Feature), three Annie Awards (winningtwo), a BAFTA Children's Film Award (which he won), and a Hochi FilmAward (which he won). He has described himself as a "geeky kidfrom Minnesota who likes to draw cartoons." He is now working on a top-secret project, that will be releasedin 2013 or 2014. He will not direct Monsters, Inc. 2. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pete Docter, licensedunder CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.