Darla K. Anderson
Darla K. Anderson
Producer, Pixar Animation Studios

San Diego State

Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Design (1982)

  • Darla K. Anderson produced Disney•Pixar’s "Coco," for which she earned the award for Producer of the Year in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild of America, an honor she also received for her work on "Cars" and "Toy Story 3." Anderson’s work on "Coco" also earned her a Golden Globe® Award and an Oscar® nomination for Best Animated Feature.
  • Since joining Pixar Animation Studios in 1993 Anderson's 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 the Academy Award®-winning "Toy Story 3."
  • Before becoming a producer of feature films, Anderson was executive producer of Pixar Animation Studios’ commercial group. Prior to joining Pixar, she worked at Angel Studios as executive producer in the commercial division. It was there she was introduced to the world of 3D computer graphics.
  • Born and raised in Glendale, California, Anderson studied environmental design at San Diego State University. Soon thereafter she began her career in the entertainment industry, working on San Diego-based film and television productions. Anderson currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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