“Coco” and “Toy Story 3” Producer Darla Anderson signs with Netflix


Netflix has announced that they have signed an overall contract with Pixar’s veteran producer Darla Anderson.

Through Netflix, Anderson intends to develop and produce new animations, live-action feature films and series for family audiences around the world.

Anderson left Pixar in last March, a few days after receiving an Oscar for the full-length 3D animated film, Coco. At that time, reports show that she was leaving to engage in other creative and charitable projects.


Anderson joined Pixar in 1993 as a producer of the studio's commercial group. The first animation she produced was A Bug's Life followed by such successes as Monsters Inc., Cars, Toy Story 3 and Coco.


"Darla is one of the most skilled and experienced producers in the entire industry of filming and animation, and her creative instincts for leading and promoting films that go beyond the boundaries are truly unmatched," said Melissa Cobb, vice president of Netflix’s "Kids and Family". “Together with Darla we will strive to attract more unique and diverse cartoons and movies for our vast audience on Netflix.”

“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 teams are building their next-generation animation studio and ambitious slate of programming from the ground up,” Anderson stated.