Minnesota native wins Golden Globe for Pixar's 'Inside Out'


Pixar's "Inside Out" won Best Motion Picture, Animated at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.

The hit film, directed by Minnesota native Pete Docter, follows the different emotions inside a young girl's mind as her family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco.

“It felt like growing up is really hard and that was a worthy subject to make a movie about,” Docter said in the acceptance speech, according to Entertainment Weekly. (Watch Docter's acceptance speech here.)


When "Inside Out" was released this past summer, it was seen as Pixar's return to creative form after dabbling too much in "ho-hum sequels and tepid originals" the past few years, The Verge says.

"Inside Out" was nominated against several other hit animated films, including "The Good Dinosaur," "The Peanuts Movie," "Shaun the Sheep" and "Anomalisa."

"When I was in junior high, literally, my goal was to make it through the day with no one noticing me," Docter said in his speech. "Obviously, something went horribly wrong tonight."

Despite the film's success, Docter and producer Jonas Rivera told reporters Sunday night they have no plans for a sequel – they're working on an entirely new project, The Associated Press says.


"The Revenant" – a movie based off a true story that happened in South Dakota – also won two Golden Globes. Leonardo DiCaprio brought home the award for his role as a fur trapper seeking retribution in the film. The movie's director Alejandro Inarritu also won.

Here's a list of all the winners and nominees.

Docter’s Minnesota influences

Docter, who has also won an Academy Award, has been a Pixar writer, director and artist for more than two decades.

His Pixar biography says he was born in 1968 in Bloomington; his mother was a music teacher and has father was a choral director at Normandale Community College. After graduating from Kennedy High School, Docter spent a year at the University of Minnesota before transferring to the California Institute of the Arts.

In addition to "Inside Out," Docter has worked on films including "Toy Story," "Toy Story 2," "Monsters, Inc.," "Wall-E" and "Up."

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