Bob Peterson (filmmaker)
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Robert Peterson (born January 18, 1961) is an American animator, screenwriter, storyboard supervisor, director and voice actor who works at Pixar. He was hired at Pixar by Roger Gould in 1994 as an animator for commercials, before subsequently becoming an animator on Toy Story (1995). He was the co-director for Up (2009), in which he also voiced the characters Dug and Alpha. He was a co-writer on Finding Nemo (2003) and Cars 3 (2017).
Peterson in 2015
January 18, 1961
Wooster, Ohio, United States
|Occupation||Animator, screenwriter, storyboard supervisor, director, voice actor|
|Employer||Pixar Animation Studios (1994–present)|
Peterson has also voiced characters for Pixar films such as Geri in the short Geri's Game (1997), Roz in Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013), Mr. Ray in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016), and Dug and Alpha in Up. His most recent vocal work was Dr. Damage in the Cars short film Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool (2017).
He conceived Pixar's The Good Dinosaur (2015) and directed the film until August 2013, when it was announced that he had been dismissed from the project due to story problems. Peterson remains at Pixar, where he is developing another project.
|1997||Geri's Game||Yes||Geri||Short film|
|1998||A Bug's Life||Yes|
|1999||Toy Story 2||Yes|
|2003||Finding Nemo||Yes||Yes||Mr. Ray, Additional voices||Credits|
|Exploring the Reef||Yes||Documentary film|
|2004||The Incredibles||Yes||Additional voices|
|Dug's Special Mission||Yes||Yes|
|George & A.J.||Yes||Dug||Short film, special thanks|
|2010||Toy Story 3||Yes||Additional voices|
|2015||Inside Out||Yes||Additional screenplay material (with Bill Hader and Amy Poehler)|
|The Good Dinosaur||Yes||original concept and development|
|2016||Finding Dory||Yes||Yes||Mr. Ray||Additional screenplay material / Additional Voices|
|2017||Cars 3||Yes||Yes||Chick Hicks||Screenplay / Taking over role from Michael Keaton|
|Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool||Yes||Dr. Damage||Short film|
|2019||Purl||Kristen Lester's Story Trust|
|Toy Story 4||Yes||Additional voices|
|Forky Asks A Question||Yes||Yes||Yes||Opening narrator||Short series|
|2020||Monsters at Work||Yes||Roz, Roze||Television Series|
- "BREAKING NEWS: Pixar announces two new movies". The Pixar Blog. August 20, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
- Keegan, Rebecca (August 30, 2013). "Pixar Animation yanks director Bob Peterson off 'The Good Dinosaur'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
- Kreiswirth, Carrie (August 12, 2015). "On deck: E:60 profiles family circle of baseball team's 'bat dogs'". ESPN Front Row. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
- "CinemaCon: Pixar Sets 3 Original Toons; Disney Makes 'Muppets 2′". Deadline. April 24, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- Teodorczuk, Tom (October 23, 2015). "The Good Dinosaur: Peter Sohn on taking over as director from Bob Peterson and changing the entire story". The Independent. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- "'Forky Asks A Question': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the Disney+ show from 'Toy Story'". Meaww.com. October 20, 2019.
- "'Monsters, Inc.' Voice Cast to Return for Disney+ Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
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