A Chance Encounter With Pete at the Walt Disney Family Museum!

Life has a way of putting you in the right place at the right time. Today I got the rare opportunity to sit and talk with Pete Docter, as we both visited the Walt Disney Family Museum at the Presido, to hear Andreas Deja speak on his new book about Disney's Nine Old Men. We talked about Inside Out, candy, and my first-year student film Doctored. I had reached out to Pixar's Andrew Gordon about using a piece of audio from a Spline Cast interview he conducted with Pete. I was nice to here that Pete remembered my inquiry and a real treat to spend two hours talking to him. Reassurance that I am on the right path towards achieving my goals in animation.

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I also had an interesting conversation with historian Don Peri about my research into documenting animation, and a student who had heard about me from a friend of hers, that I help over the summer session at CCA during the Pixar@CCA lectures. What a great day!