Bob Peterson (filmmaker)
January 18, 1961
Wooster, Ohio, U.S.
|Education||Dover High School|
|Alma mater||Ohio Northern University|
|Occupation||Animation director, screenwriter, animator, voice actor, storyboard supervisor|
Robert "Bob" Peterson (born January 18, 1961) is an American animator, screenwriter, director and voice actor who works at Pixar Animation Studios. He made his directorial debut on Up, in which he also voiced the character Dug. He was hired by Roger Gould in 1994 and started as an animator for commercials. He then became an animator on Toy Story.
Peterson was born in Wooster, Ohio. His family moved to Dover, Ohio, where he graduated from Dover High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University, and a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1986. While attending Purdue, he wrote and illustrated the comic strip Loco Motives for the Purdue Exponent. Prior to coming to Pixar, Peterson worked at Wavefront Technologies and Rezn8 Productions.
Peterson has also voiced characters for Pixar films such as Geri in Geri's Game, Roz in Monsters, Inc., Mr. Ray in Finding Nemo and Dug in Up. His most recent vocal work is on Roz in Monsters University.
He conceived and directed Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, but less than a year before the release, he was dismissed from the project due to story problems. Peterson remains at Pixar, where he is developing another directing project.
|1997||Geri's Game||Yes||Geri||Short film|
|1998||A Bug's Life||Yes||Yes|
|1999||Toy Story 2||Yes||Yes|
|2003||Finding Nemo||Yes||Yes||Mr. Ray|
|Exploring the Reef||Yes||Documentary film|
|2004||The Incredibles||Yes||Additional voices|
|Co-directed with Pete Docter|
|Dug's Special Mission||Yes|
|George & A.J.||Yes||Dug||Short film|
|2010||Toy Story 3||Yes||Janitor|
|2015||The Good Dinosaur||Yes||Yes|
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