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Daniel Gerson

  • Birthplace: New York City
  • Birthday: August 01
Date of passing: 
February 06, 2016

Daniel Gerson was a screenwriter best known for his work on the Disney Pixar films Monsters, Inc. and the prequel Monsters University. He also co-wrote the Disney film Big Hero 6, which won the Academy Award for best animated feature in 2015 and earned $658 million worldwide.

Gerson wrote the screenplay with his frequent collaborator and writing partner Robert L. Baird, who also worked with Gerson on Monsters University.

Gerson also contributed to several other animated projects, including the films Chicken Little, Cars, Open Season, Meet the Robinsons, Up and Inside Out, as well as the short "Tangled Ever After." He also provided voice work for a few of his films, including the voices for the company janitors Needleman and Smitty in Monsters, Inc., and the desk sergeant in Big Hero 6.

Additionally, Gerson contributed to television, including the series Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, Something So Right, The New Addams Family, Big Wolf on Campus, Prep & Landing and Misguided Angels.

Daniel Gerson was a screenwriter best known for his work on the Disney Pixar films Monsters, Inc. and the prequel Monsters University. He also co-wrote the Disney film Big Hero 6, which won the Academy Award for best animated feature in 2015 and earned $658 million worldwide.

Gerson wrote the screenplay with his frequent collaborator and writing partner Robert L. Baird, who also worked with Gerson on Monsters University.

Gerson also contributed to several other animated projects, including the films Chicken Little, Cars, Open Season, Meet the Robinsons, Up and Inside Out, as well as the short "Tangled Ever After." He also provided voice work for a few of his films, including the voices for the company janitors Needleman and Smitty in Monsters, Inc., and the desk sergeant in Big Hero 6.

Additionally, Gerson contributed to television, including the series Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, Something So Right, The New Addams Family, Big Wolf on Campus, Prep & Landing and Misguided Angels.

He earned a master's degree in film at NYU and met Baird in 1998. Monsters, Inc. premiered in 2001.

Gerson died of brain cancer on February 6, 2016, in Los Angeles. He was 49.

 

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