According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Darla K. Anderson is departing Pixar. This news comes days after she accepted the Oscar of Best Animated Feature for Coco. She is departing after 25 year to go into new creative and philanthropic ventures.
“I’ve had a magical and privileged experience working at Pixar for over two decades. The creativity, imagination and innovation at Pixar is second to none. I’m truly grateful to have been a part of this historic journey and hold excitement for my next chapter,” Anderson said Thursday in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Darla for over 25 years,” said Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. “She was there from the beginning, when we were all figuring out how to make a computer-graphics animated film, and I personally owe her a debt of gratitude for all her contributions to our studio and our industry.”
Darla joined Pixar in 1993 and has worked on such films as A Bug’s Life, Monsters Inc. and Toy Story 3. The character “Darla” in Finding Nemo is named after her.