For a brief time, Darnell left PDI to assist with computer animation research and development for DreamWorks' upcoming epic drama The Prince of Egypt. Returning to PDI, he took up directing chores on Antz.
Darnell earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado and an MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts. While completing his MFA, he was awarded filmmaking grants from both the Ahmanson Foundation and the Princess Grace Foundation.
Prior to joining PDI, Darnell worked as a freelance animator. His credits include directing the animated music video Get Up for the rock band REM.
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