LETTERS OF NOTE: Docter's Orders

Today's Letter of Note brings us back to a recurring theme of artists, writers or filmmakers corresponding with teachers or students, whether to say thank you, argue about censorship, or - in this case - ask advice.

In 2009 Martin Kelsey, the principal of South Valley Middle School in Liberty, Missouri, wrote a letter to PIXAR animator Pete Doctor asking him for advice that he could relay to his students. The director of Monsters, Inc. and Up wrote a kind and generous response, which can be found here.
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