Big Hero 6 screenwriter dead at 49

Daniel Gerson, co-screenwriter of Disney and Marvel’s Big Hero 6 and a contributor to several Pixar films, has died at age 49 from brain cancer, his family announced.

Gerson co-wrote Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and its 2013 prequel Monsters University. He is also co-credited for 2017’s Cars 3. Gerson’s other credits include Chicken Little, Cars, Open Season, Meet the RobinsonsUp, and Inside Out.

Gerson is survived by his wife of 20 years, Beau, and two children, Claire and Asher.


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