Daniel Gerson may not be a familiar name to you at first listen, but the screenwriter was the force behind your childhood, working on movies like Monsters, Inc., Big Hero 6, Up, Chicken Little and Inside Out. We are heartbroken to report that he passed away this weekend after battling brain cancer. He was 49 years old.
Even though he's one of the creative forces behind lots of your favorite animated movies, he sometimes worked as a voice actor on those same films. He voiced the Desk Sergeant in Big Hero 6.
Before that, he played Smitty and Needleman in Monsters, Inc.
He was truly a creative legend. Our thoughts are with Daniel's friends and family.
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