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Daniel Arriaga

Character Designer

Daniel Arriaga (Character Art Director, "Coco") joined Pixar Animation Studios in May 2001 as a production assistant in simulation & effects on "Monster's Inc.," and soon became the production assistant and an artist on the Academy Award winning "The Incredibles." He transitioned over to the art department as a sketch artist on Academy Award-winning "Ratatouille," contributing to the character and set designs. He continued in the art department on other award winning feature films "WALL•E," and "Up," and became Character Art Director for "Toy Story 3."

In 2009, Arriaga began working with Walt Disney Animation as a visual development artist on "Wreck-It-Ralph," and as an art director for "Prep and Landing 2." In 2011, he reunited with Pixar as a character designer on Academy Award-winning "Inside Out," and recently served as the character art director on the studio's original film, "Coco," that was released November 2017. 


 

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Credits

Coco

Wreck it Ralph

Toy Story 3

Prep and Landing: Naughty vs Nice

Monster University

Day And Night

Up

Wall-E

Ratatouille

Lifted

The Incredibles

Monsters Inc.