Dan Scanlon was born june 21, 1976 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. Scanlon joined Pixar in 2001, where he was a story artist for Cars and Toy Story 3. He co-directed the short film Mater and the Ghostlight. 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. 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.
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