May 10, 2021

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CCAD grad Dan Scanlon hopeful ‘Onward’ will win Oscar

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When the winner of the finest animated characteristic film is declared Sunday at the Academy Awards, Jeff Smith will be pulling for Dan Scanlon.

Filmmaker Dan Scanlon

Smith, the Columbus cartoonist greatest-regarded for the comic reserve “Bone,” 1st met Scanlon more than two decades ago. In the late 1990s, Scanlon, then a current graduate of the Columbus Faculty of Art & Layout, went to work for Character Builders, a now-defunct animation studio that had been co-established by Smith.

By the early 2000s, Scanlon had identified his way to Pixar Animation Studios in California, the place he has worked as a storyboard artist, member of the senior resourceful workforce and, most just lately, the co-author and director of the hit computer system-animated attribute “Onward” — just one of 5 movies nominated for finest animated element film at this year’s Oscars.

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