January 18, 1961
|Education||Ohio Northern University, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1983; Purdue University, Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, 1986|
|Occupation||Animator, screenwriter, storyboard supervisor, director, voice actor|
|Employer||Pixar Animation Studios (1994–present)|
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 and co-writer for Up (2009), in which he also voiced the characters Dug and Alpha. His work as a writer on Up and Finding Nemo (2003) have earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He was also a co-writer on Cars 3 (2017) and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program for his work on Forky Asks A Question (2020).
Peterson has also voiced characters for various Pixar projects 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 Roz and Roze in the series Monsters at Work .
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.
In August 2015, Peterson voiced a dog named Derby for an E:60 profile on ESPN that chronicled the Trenton Thunder's minor league baseball team's tradition of using bat dogs.
|1998||A Bug's Life||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|1999||Toy Story 2||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|2001||Monsters, Inc.||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||Yes||Roz||Additional Story Material|
|2003||Finding Nemo||No||Screenplay||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Mr. Ray / Pelican / Dolphin|
|2004||The Incredibles||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Additional Voices|
|2006||Cars||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Wide Chick Pitty|
|2007||Ratatouille||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Additional Story Material|
|2008||WALL-E||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Senior Creative Team|
|2010||Toy Story 3||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Janitor|
|2015||Inside Out||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Additional Dialogue|
Senior Creative Team
|The Good Dinosaur||Removed||Story||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Original Concept and Development|
Additional Production Leadership
Senior Creative Team
|2016||Finding Dory||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Mr. Ray / Additional Voices||Additional Screenplay Material|
Senior Creative Team
|2017||Cars 3||No||Screenplay||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Chick Hicks/Dr. Damage||Senior Creative Team|
|2019||Toy Story 4||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Additional Voices|
|Soul||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Additional Story Contributions|
Senior Creative Team
|2022||Turning Red||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Senior Creative Team|
|2003||Exploring the Reef||No||Yes||No|
|2008||Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales||No||No||Yes||Additional Voices||Episodes 1-4|
|2009||Dug's Special Mission||No||Yes||Yes||Alpha/Dug|
|George and A.J.||No||No||Yes||Dug||Special Thanks|
|2016||Marine Life Interviews||No||Yes||No|
|2017||Miss Fritter's Racing Skoool||No||No||Yes||Dr. Damage|
|2019-20||Forky Asks a Question||Yes||Yes||Yes||Voice Over Announcer||Disney+ Original Short Films|
|2022||Untitled Cars Series||No||No||Yes|
|2021||Monsters at Work||Roz, Roze, Bob Peterson||Creative Consultant|
|2001||Monsters, Inc. Scream Team Training||Roz|
|Monsters, Inc. Scream Team|
|2003||Finding Nemo||Mr. Ray/Krill|
|2012||Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure||Dug|
|2000||For the Birds||Thanks|
|2011||Toy Story Toons: Small Fry||Special Thanks|
|2019||Purl||Kristen Lester's Story Trust|
|2020||Lamp Life||Special Thanks|
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Dug Days is a streaming series of computer-animated shorts produced by Pixar for the Disney+ streaming service. The series is set immediately after the 2009 3D CGI film Up, following its main characters, dog Dug, voiced by Bob Peterson and his owner, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen, voiced by Ed Asner. It was created and directed by Bob Peterson, and produced by Peterson and Kim Collins. The series premiered with its first five episodes on September 1, 2021, on Disney+.
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