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Gerson, scribe of ‘Monsters, Inc.,’ ‘Big Hero 6’ dies at 49

/ 09:54 AM February 09, 2016
Obit-Daniel Gerson

This July 12, 2010 photo released by Disney shows Dan Gerson. Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including “Monsters, Inc.” and “Big Hero 6,” died at his Los Angeles home on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, after battling brain cancer He was 49. Gerson was a frequent contributor for Pixar Animation, co-writing both 2001’s “Monsters, Inc.” and its 2013 sequel, “Monsters University.” AP

Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including “Monsters, Inc.” and “Big Hero 6,” has died. He was 49.

Gerson’s family said in a statement that he died at his Los Angeles home on Saturday after battling brain cancer. Gerson was a frequent contributor for Pixar Animation, co-writing both 2001’s “Monsters, Inc.” and its 2013 sequel, “Monsters University.”

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Along with Robert L. Baird and Jordan Roberts, Gerson co-wrote Disney’s Oscar-winning “Big Hero 6,” an animated superhero tale. The New York-born Gerson got his start as a writer for the NBC comedy “Something So Right.”

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Gerson is survived by his wife, Beau Stacom, and two children.

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