It is with great sadness that Cult Faction must announce that screen writer Daniel Gerson has passed away following a battle with brain cancer aged 49 years old.
Gerson co-wrote Monsters, Inc with Andrew Stanton, and shared credit on prequel Monsters University with his frequent writing partner Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon. He re-teamed with Baird, along with Jordan Roberts on the screenplay for Big Hero 6, which won the Oscar for best animated feature film in 2015. He also was the voice of Desk Sergeant on Big Hero 6 and voiced characters on both Monsters film. He was working on Cars 3 at the time of his death.
He also assisted on features including Chicken Little, Curious George, Cars, and Meet The Robinsons. His TV writing credits include Big Wolf On Campus, Misguided Angels and The New Addams Family.