Pixar Animation Studios
Daniel López Muñoz began working at Pixar Animation Studios in January 2006. He worked specifically on Character Design for Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning animated film “Up,” and as a production designer on several projects in development.
Prior to joining Pixar, López worked for Blue Sky Studios in Environmental Art Direction on “Ice Age,” and Visual Development for “Robots.” He also was a part of the Art Direction team for “3-2-1 Penguins” at Big Idea Productions.
Growing up in Spain, López’s earliest influences were drawn from Japanese animation, particularly that of Hayao Miyazaki. Impressed by the imaginative worlds of Miyazaki’s films, he left the path tobeing a computer animator and set off toward a career in Visual Development for Animation instead. Realizing the visual look of a film and being able to be a part of the first stages of production are what López likes best about his line of work.
López and his family moved from Córdoba to Bogotá, Colombia until he decided to move to Chicago to pursue a career in animation. He graduated with an Honors degree in Film from Columbia College in Chicago.