He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1998.
Scanlon was an animator for The Indescribable Nth and Joseph: King of Dreams. He served as a storyboard artist for The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch"s London Adventure. Scanlon joined Pixar in 2001, where he was a story artist for Cars and Toy Story 3.
He co-directed the short film Mater and the Ghostlight.
Tracy was Scanlon"s first feature film as a writer/director Scanlon directed the prequel film Monsters University, released in 2013.
He also served as a member of the senior creative team on 2012"s Brave and 2015"s Inside Out.