On Friday, April 16, the Dallas Film Society presented Up writer-director Pete Docter with the Tex Avery Animation Award for his accomplishments with Up and his contributions to the medium of animation. Prior to the ceremony, Cinematical sat down with Docter to discuss the award, and what it means to him to share company with the creator of Red Hot Riding Hood, whose howlin' protagonist is no less than the model for the award Docter received. Additionally, the Pixar luminary offered a few new insights into his creative process going forward, and hinted at the status of Monsters Inc. 2, as well as another upcoming project he's planning.