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Oscar buzz: CCAD grad Dan Scanlon hopeful his 'Onward' will win best animated feature film

When the winner of the best animated feature film is announced Sunday at the Academy Awards, Jeff Smith will be pulling for Dan Scanlon. Smith, the Columbus cartoonist best-known for the comic book “Bone,” first met Scanlon more than two decades ago. In the late 1990s, Scanlon, then a recent graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design, went to work for Character Builders, a now-defunct animation studio that had been co-founded by Smith.
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Animation panel: Walt Dohrn, Tomm Moore, Kris Pearn, Dan Scanlon

Animated films are primarily targeted towards kids, so it makes sense that our Meet the Experts: Film Animation panelists — Tomm Moore (“Wolfwalkers”), Dan Scanlon (“Onward”), Kris Pearn (“The Willoughbys”) and Walt Dohrn (“Trolls World Tour”) — were first drawn (no pun intended) to the animation when they were young. Click on each name above to view individual panel interviews with each person.
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Dan Scanlon interview: ‘Onward’ director

One of the tenets of Pixar Animation Studios is to tell personal stories, and “Onward” is as personal as it gets for Dan Scanlon. The film, which follows elf brothers Ian (voice of Tom Holland) and Barley (voice of Chris Pratt) as they search for a gem to bring their late father back to life for a day, was inspired by the director’s own life: His father died when he was 1 and his brother was 3. When Scanlon was 16, his aunt and uncle sent him a tape of his dad speaking — which was written into the film — allowing him to hear his dad’s voice for the first time.
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Why Dan Scanlon didn’t want to make a ‘classic fantasy film’ with ‘Onward’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

One of the tenets of Pixar Animation Studios is to tell personal stories, and “Onward” is as personal as it gets for Dan Scanlon. The film, which follows elf brothers Ian (voice of Tom Holland) and Barley (voice of Chris Pratt) as they search for a gem to bring their late father back to life for a day, was inspired by the director’s own life: His father died when he was 1 and his brother was 3. When Scanlon was 16, his aunt and uncle sent him a tape of his dad speaking — which was written into the film — allowing him to hear his dad’s voice for the first time.