'Monsters, Inc.,' 'Big Hero 6' writer dies at 49

Posted at 1:28 PM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 15:43:50-05

Daniel Gerson, the writer of popular Disney movies including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died after suffering from brain cancer.

Gerson was 49 years old and passed away at his home on Saturday, according to Variety.

According to IMDB, Gerson's first writing credit came from an episode of the cult TV comedy "Duckman" in 1997. Gerson's big break came in 2001 when he co-wrote Pixar's fourth feature film "Monsters, Inc."

He also co-wrote 2013's sequel "Monsters University." Those two films alone grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide.

In 2014, Gerson co-wrote Disney's massive hit "Big Hero 6," which collected over $657.8 million at the worldwide box office. No film on which he ever had a screenwriting credit grossed less than $500 million.

According to IMDB, he's listed as a co-writer on Disney-Pixar's 2017 movie "Cars 3."

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.