PETE DOCTER (Director/Story by/Screenplay by), the CFO at Pixar Animation Studios, is the Oscar®-winning director of Monsters, Inc., Up and Inside Out. He studied character animation at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), produced various short films, and won a Student Academy Award®. After joining Pixar, he participated in the development of stories, storyboards, and characters in Toy Story (1995), A Bug’s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), and WALL•E (2008) since 1990.
Powers grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He attended both Howard University and the University of Michigan. Prior to Pixar, Powers was an award-winning playwright, television and film screenwriter and journalist. His play One Night in Miami received many awards including LA Drama Critics Circle Awards. He adapted it into a feature film in 2017. He was a writer for the television show Star Trek: Discovery and has toured nationally as a storyteller for the Peabody Award-winning series The Moth.