A conversation with Darla K. Anderson, producer of Disney•Pixar's Coco

11:00 am on Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:15 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2018
808 Commonwealth Ave.
Graphic Design Studio, 4th Floor
Academy Award® winner Darla K. Anderson, producer of the Academy Award®-winning Pixar animated picture Coco, discusses her career path and the production of Coco in a Q&A with students. Anderson most recently produced Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” for which she earned the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. In her capacity as the film’s producer Anderson, along with director Lee Unkrich, innovated a new filmmaking paradigm at Pixar which not only elevated the voices of Mexican and Mexican American creatives, production staff, and cultural historians but also established a new creative process which partnered filmmakers, production staff, marketing and consumer product development with Mexican cultural experts early in the filmmaking process. For over 25 years, Anderson's prodigious producing talents have contributed to some of the world’s most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films including “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars” and “Toy Story 3.” With the support of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Boston; The General Consulate of Mexico; and Camino Arts.