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Peter "Pete" Young was an American screenwriter at Walt Disney Productions during the 1970s and 1980s.

Mentored by Vance Gerry, Young gained his prominence at Disney with Don Bluth's The Small One before working on films like The Fox and the Hound and The Black Cauldron.

Along with Ron Clements, Young presented an idea to studio boss Ron Miller and green lit, "Basil of Baker Street" which would later be retitled The Great Mouse Detective. He also brought up the idea of doing an adaptation of Oliver Twist with dogs and cats filling in as the characters and would feature Billy Joel. It was rumored he would direct this potential film, however, Young suddenly died from complications of the flu.

Both The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver & Company would be released in the following years after his death.

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