Peter "Pete" Young was an American screenwriter at Walt Disney Productions during the 1970s and 1980s.
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.
- Pete's Dragon (1977) (storyboard artist) (uncredited)
- The Small One (1978) (writer, storyboard artist)
- The Fox and the Hound (1981) (story)
- Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983) (story)
- The Black Cauldron (1985) (story, storyboard artist) (uncredited)
- The Great Mouse Detective (1986) (story adaptation)
- Oliver & Company (1988) (story)