Self-taught cartooning, flip books and homemade animated shorts. Animation, to him, was a way to "play God", bringing fictional characters to life.
Started at 21, He frist worked at Pixar the day after college graduation as the 10th employee hired, and third animator.
Writing, animation, sound recording, and orchestra: 1/3 key writers, Creating Movies: Inside Out(2015), Up(2009) - His daughter voiced the character Ellie and who is based/named off her. Pete wrote Toy Story, Monsters Inc, etc.