June 12th, 2009 – dir. Pete Docter
This unconventional tale from the director of Monsters, Inc. is the story of a 70 year old man (inspired, it’s been said, by Disney animation legend Joe Grant) who teams up with an inexperienced wilderness ranger to fight “beasts and villains.” Whatever you say, Pete!
The following description appeared in a Time Magazine article in June 2007:
Pete Docter, the Pixar lifer who made Monsters, Inc., and co-director Bob Peterson are preparing this “coming-of-old-age story” about a seventysomething guy who lives in a house that “looks like your grandparents’ house smelled.” He befriends a clueless young Wilderness Ranger and gets into lots of alter kocker altercations. Says Pixar: “Our hero travels the globe, fights beasts and villains and eats dinner at 3:30 in the afternoon.”
Crew: Pete Docter – Director, Bob Peterson – Co-Director, Ronnie Del Carmen – Screenplay