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24 May 2011

Compassion in the Arts Spolight: Pete Docter

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Pete Docter

Pete Doctor is an animation artist at Pixar Animation Studio in Emeryville, California, where he began working in 1990. Along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, Mr. Doctor developed the story and characters for “Toy Story”, the world’s first full length computer animated feature film, for which he also served as the supervising animator. (read more)

The movies Pete and the rest of the team at Pixar have created are both technologically advanced and emotionally touching.  From the dynamic duo of Woody and Buzz in Toy Story to the high-flying adventures of Carl and Russell in Up, the characters that populate these carefully crafted films have worked their way into the hearts of children of all ages, and given us new perspectives on our own world.  Compassion and understanding each other underlie not only the stories of many of the films, but also the creative process: each film is created over several years by a tight-knit group of talented individuals who all have a voice and two ears open, working with each other to refine every detail every layer in the movie.  We can see that this collaborative process has paid off by reading the critics’ reception or by simply sitting back and watching the films ourselves.

Learn more about Pete’s work at Pixar’s website.

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