Darla K. Anderson
Darla K. Anderson
Darla Kay Anderson
October 22, 1968
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Employer||Pixar Animation Studios (1993–2018)|
|Spouse(s)||Kori Rae (2004, 2008–present)|
Darla Kay Anderson (born October 22, 1968) is an American film producer who formerly worked at Pixar Animation Studios. She sits on the national board of directors for the Producers Guild of America.
Life and career
The 2008 Guinness Book of World Records lists Anderson as having the highest average movie gross for a producer: $221 million per movie, and in 2011 the Wall Street Journal listed a combined gross for the four movies she's produced of over $2 billion.
Anderson was born and raised in Glendale, California. She studied environmental design at San Diego State University. Before coming to Pixar in 1993, she worked as an executive producer at Angel Studios. The character Darla in Finding Nemo was created by the director and screenwriter Andrew Stanton to get back at her for playing practical jokes on him.
On March 8, 2018, it was announced that after nearly 25 years, Anderson left Pixar to pursue other opportunities. In January 2019, it was reported that Anderson had signed a multi-year development deal with Netflix, in which she will develop and produce new animated and live-action projects.
They met in 1991 when Anderson, a San Francisco newcomer, joined a softball team that Rae managed. Anderson and Rae started dating in 2001, during the last year of Monsters, Inc. Since then, they have decided not to work together on the same films. They first married on Presidents' Day 2004 while San Francisco was issuing same-sex marriage licenses, but those licenses were voided by the state Supreme Court.
|1995||Toy Story||Digital Angel|
|1997||Geri's Game||Special Thanks|
|1998||It's Tough to Be a Bug||Executive Producer|
|A Bug's Life||Producer|
|2002||Mike's New Car||Special Thanks|
|2003||Exploring the Reef|
|2006||Mater and the Ghostlight||Executive Producer|
|2010||Toy Story 3||Producer|
|2011||Hawaiian Vacation||Special Thanks|
|2015||Sanjay's Super Team|
|The Good Dinosaur|
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