Portrait of Eric Darnell

Eric Darnell

Eric Darnell’s career spans 25 years as a computer animation director, screenwriter, story artist, film director, and executive producer. He was the director and screenwriter on all four films in the Madagascar franchise, which together have grossed more than $2.5 billion at the box-office. Previously, Eric directed DreamWorks Animation's very first animated feature film, Antz. Eric earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in experimental animation from The California Institute of the Arts.