Daniel Michael "Dan" Scanlon is an american director, producer, storyboard artist, and animator at Pixar Animation Studios.

Before joining Pixar, Scanlon was an animator for and served as a storyboard artist for direct to video features such as The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure.

Scanlon joined Pixar in September 2001 and worked as a storyboard artist on Cars and Toy Story 3. He also served as a member of the senior creative team on Brave and Inside Out.

In 2013, Scanlon made his directorial debut with the prequel Monsters University.

Scanlon is set to direct the upcoming Pixar film Onward, set to be released in 2020.


  • Coincidentally, Monsters University was released on Scanlon's 37th birthday (and one day after John Goodman's 61st).


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