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Occupation  Film producer
Spouse  Kori Rae (m. 2008)
Role  Film producer
Name  Darla Anderson
Employer  Pixar

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Full Name  Darla Kay Anderson
Born  Glendale, California
Education  San Diego State University
Residence  Noe Valley, San Francisco, California, United States
Awards  PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Movies  Toy Story 3, Monsters - Inc, Cars, A Bug's Life, Mater and the Ghostlight
Similar People  Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Joe Ranft

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Darla Kay Anderson is a film producer for Pixar. She also sits on the National board of directors for the Producers Guild of America.


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Life and career

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Her most recently released production was the 2010 film Toy Story 3, which was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Picture and which won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

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Previously, Anderson won a Golden Satellite Award for A Bug's Life, a BAFTA award for A Bug's Life and Monsters, Inc. and a Producer's Guild Award for Cars.

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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.

Personal life

Anderson is married to Kori Rae, also Pixar's producer, who produced Monsters University. They live together in Noe Valley, San Francisco. 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. They married again in 2008, after that court declared same-sex marriage legal but before Proposition 8 took effect.

Anderson's nephew, Jack Taylor, scored an NCAA record 138 points playing college basketball. Anderson often paid for him to attend basketball camps at upper-tier colleges while he was growing up.

Her middle name, Kay, was revealed in the audio commentary for Toy Story 3.


  • Toy Story (1995) (Digital Angel)
  • It's Tough to Be a Bug (1998) (Executive Producer)
  • Geri's Game (1997) (Special Thanks)
  • A Bug's Life (1998) (Producer)
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001) (Producer)
  • Mike's New Car (2002) (Special Thanks)
  • Exploring the Reef (2003) (Special Thanks)
  • Mater and the Ghostlight (2006) (Executive Producer)
  • Cars (2006) (Producer)
  • Ratatouille (2007) (Special Thanks)
  • Up (2009) (Special Thanks)
  • Toy Story 3 (2010) (Producer)
  • Hawaiian Vacation (2011) (Special Thanks)
  • Cars 2 (2011) (Special Thanks)
  • Brave (2012) (Special Thanks)
  • Monsters University (2013) (Special Thanks)
  • Sanjay's Super Team (2015) (Special Thanks)
  • The Good Dinosaur (2015) (Special Thanks)
  • Finding Dory (2016) (Special Thanks)
  • Coco (2017) (Producer)
  • References

    Darla K. Anderson Wikipedia