How Dan Lin’s Arrival Has Reanimated Netflix Animation

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The producer, who takes over for Scott Stuber as head of Netflix film, faces the challenge of making animation more of a priority for the streamer

Dan Lin
Dan Lin, Netflix's new chairman of film. (Chris Smith/TheWrap)

Earlier this month, Netflix Animation held a town hall to introduce Dan Lin, the 51-year-old producer of “Sherlock Holmes” and “It,” to the streamer’s animation team in his new role as chairman of Netflix Films.

Lin, who had worked with some of the group before on “The Lego Movie” franchise, shared his history and talked about his credentials and what did and didn’t work in the past. More importantly, he shared his ideas on what Netflix Animation should be going forward. He spoke about making movies that were bigger and bolder, with a cohesive community of artists instead of a scattered collection of disparate productions and vendor studios. 


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