Chief Creative Director Baobab Studios
Eric Darnell is Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Baobab. Eric's career spans 25 years as a computer animation director, screenwriter, story artist, film director and executive producer. Eric was a director and screenwriter on all four films in the Madagascar franchise, which together have grossed nearly $3 billion at the box office. He was also executive producer on The Penguins of Madagascar. Previously, Eric directed DreamWorks Animation's very first animated feature film, Antz, which features the voices of Woody Allen, Gene Hackman, Christopher Walken and Sharon Stone. 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.