Darla K. Anderson

2015 Speaker

DARLA K. ANDERSON is a senior producer at Pixar Animation Studios, where she joined in 1993. Her prodigious producing talents have contributed to some of the world’s most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films including “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.,” the Golden Globe®-winning “Cars” and Academy Award®-winning “Toy Story 3.” Anderson earned the award for Producer of the Year in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for “Toy Story 3” from the Producers Guild of America, an award she was also honored with for her work on “Cars.” The Producers Guild of America and the Academy Awards also recognized Anderson’s work on “Toy Story 3” with nominations for Best Picture. She is currently working on an upcoming Pixar project. Before assuming her feature film production duties, Anderson was the executive producer of Pixar Animation Studios’ commercial group. As one of the studio’s and the animation industry’s most accomplished producers, Anderson was elected to the Producers Council board of the Producers Guild of America in July 2008. She is the first producer from the animation arena to be elected to the Council. Anderson studied environmental design at San Diego State University. @darlakanderson

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