David G. Derrick Jr. is a story artist at DreamWorks Animation, an Author and Illustrator at Shannon and Associates, and a sculptor at Studio of David G. Derrick Jr. He studied at Judith Weston, the University of Utah (1998-2000) and Animation at the California Institute of the Arts (2001-2004).
Dave has currently worked on five of DreamWorks Animation's feature films and was the story artist for Megamind.
- Rise of the Guardians (2012) - Storyboard artist
- Megamind (2010) - Story artist
- How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - Additional story artist
- Bee Movie (2007) - Storyboard artist
- Flushed Away (2006) - Storyboard artist - uncredited
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2012) - Storyboard artist for 16 episodes
Metrocity is Mine!
This storyboard sequence featured an alternative scene with Megamind and Minion in the Mayor's officer. In this version, the film original had another group of super villains, The Doom Syndicate who decide to team up with Megamind after he supposedly killed Metro Man.
The final scene is very similar just minus the Doom syndicate. The ill fated doom syndicate provided added pressure and motivation to scenes.
Megamind: The Button of DoomEdit
The Button of Doom sequence is very similar to the final product, except the dailogue has been altered so that's Megamind's banter with the Mega-Megamind, mirrors that of the banter he and Metro Man used to share in the film.