Dan Scanlon

Dan Scanlon

Born (1976-06-21) June 21, 1976[1][2]
Residence San Francisco
Alma mater Columbus College of Art and Design
Occupation Film director, Storyboard artist, Animator
Years active 1998–present
Notable work Monsters University

Dan Scanlon (born June 21, 1976) is an American storyboard artist and director, working for Pixar.

Life and career

Scanlon was born in Michigan. He graduated with a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1998.

Scanlon was an animator for The Indescribable Nth and Joseph: King of Dreams. He served as a storyboard artist for The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure.[3]

Scanlon joined Pixar in 2001,[3] where he was a story artist for Cars and Toy Story 3. He co-directed the short film Mater and the Ghostlight.[3] He illustrated part one of Unmentionables, a comic book written by his wife, Michele Scanlon, and wrote and directed the live-action feature film Tracy.[4] Tracy was Scanlon's first feature film as a writer/director. He also served as a member of the senior creative team on 2012's Brave and 2015's Inside Out.

Scanlon directed the prequel film Monsters University, released in 2013.

Scanlon and his wife live in San Francisco and work together on projects under the production company name Caveat Productions.


  1. Scanlon, Dan (February 25, 2012). "I've had one childhood dream since my birth in 1976, & it's to be followed by anyone & everyone responsible for "The Office."". Twitter. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  2. Scanlon, Dan (June 21, 2012). "Thanks automated emailing system at Jackson Square Dentistry for being the first to wish me a Happy Birthday. I love you.". Twitter. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Kirkland, Bruce (November 5, 2006). "Life as an animator at Pixar". Canoe. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  4. Connelly, Brendon (March 31, 2011). "Dan Scanlon Is Directing Monsters University – But What Else Has He Done?". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved November 26, 2013.

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