Netflix today announced that it has entered into a multi-year overall deal with veteran Pixar producer Darla Anderson.
At Netflix, Anderson will develop and produce new animated and live-action projects, both feature films and series, for family audiences around the world.
Anderson left Pixar last March, just days after she won the Oscar for Coco. At the time, it was reported that she was leaving to pursue other creative and philanthropic endeavors.
Anderson joined Pixar in 1993 as producer of the studio’s commercial group. She started producing features with A Bug’s Life, and went on to produce Monsters Inc., Cars, Toy Story 3, and Coco.
“Darla is one of the most successful and accomplished producers in the entire film industry and her creative instincts for championing and shepherding films that transcend borders is truly unmatched,” said Melissa Cobb, vice president of kids & family at Netflix. “Together with Darla we will seek to bring more unique and diverse voices and entirely new mediums of storytelling to our global audience on Netflix.”
Added Anderson: “I’ve been fortunate enough to have spent the entirety of my career working with art to try to change the world, and I can think of no more thrilling place than Netflix to continue down that path as Melissa Cobb and her team are building their next-generation animation studio and ambitious slate of programming from the ground up.”