Magazine article Variety

Dylan Brown

Magazine article Variety

Dylan Brown

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During the 18 years he spent at Pixar, Brown was a top animator on "Toy Story 2," "Finding Nemo" and "Ratatouille." He also ran Pixar's short-lived branch studio in Vancouver. Now at Paramount, he will co-direct the newly established Paramount Animation's first all-CG feature animated film. (Paramount Animation art director Helen Chen drew his portrait for Variety.)

"I seem to be drawn toward - or fall into - the beginnings of studios," Brown chuckles. "I started at Pixar in 1995.1 grew up there professionally, then went up to Vancouver to start a new studio. I spent a year thinking N about... the things that create the right kind of culture, where people can be truly creative and enjoy coming to work. Coming here was like joining another start-up."

When Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg came to Disney from Paramount in 1984, neither executive had any experience making animated films. …

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