Daniel gerson, the writer of monsters, inc. And big hero 6, has died

Daniel Gerson, a screenwriter behind some of Disney and Pixar’s most beloved animated films, including Big Hero 6 and Monsters, Inc., died Saturday in his Los Angeles home at the age of 49. He had been battling brain cancer for some time, according to his family.

The New York-born scribe got his start in the industry as a staff writer on NBC’s short-lived sitcomSomething So Right in 1996. He followed that up with wiring gigs on adult animated sitcomDuckman and The New Addams Family, before breaking out into feature films with Disney/Pixar’s 2001 movie Monsters, Inc. Gerson co-wrote the successful film with Pixar’s Andrew Stanton.

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In addition to being critical hits, Gerson’s films have grossed over $2 billion worldwide, which is no doubt a testament to his ingenuity and heart. Gerson’s last credit as a screenwriter for Disney/Pixar was the forthcoming Cars 3. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, two children, and parents.

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Procrastination. We’ve all been there. But to overcome it, you just have to start doing. Gerson taught us that.

Thanks for making the world a little bit brighter, Daniel.

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