Phillip Bradley Bird (born September 24, 1957), best known as Brad Bird, is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor.Born in Montana, Bird developed a love for the art of animation at an early age and was mentored by Milt Kahl, one of Disney's legendary Nine Old Men. He was part of one of the earliest graduating classes of the California Institute of the Arts alongside John Lasseter. Afterwards, Bird worked as an animator for Disney and wrote the screenplay for *batteries not included (1987). Bird served as a creative consultant on The Simpsons during its first eight seasons, where he helped develop the show's animation style.Afterwards, Bird left to direct his first animated feature, Warner Bros.'s The Iron Giant (1999), which fared poorly at the box office but came to be regarded as a modern animated classic. He rejoined Lasseter at Pixar in 2000, where he would develop his second picture, The Incredibles (2004), and third, Ratatouille (2007). Both films place among Pixar's highest-grossing features and gave Bird Academy Award for Best Animated Feature wins and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nominations. In 2011, Bird transitioned to live-action filmmaking with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which became the highest-grossing of its franchise. He is currently attached to direct Tomorrowland (2014).This book is your ultimate resource for Brad Bird. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Brad Bird's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Brad Bird, 1906 (film), Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Animalympics, Annie Award for Directing in a Feature Production, Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production, Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production, Assassination Vacation, Boundin', Brad Lewis, Christopher Nolan, Corvallis, Oregon, Corvallis High School (Oregon), Damon Lindelof, Disney's Nine Old Men, Do the Bartman, Family Dog (TV series), Film director, Finding Nemo, Jack-Jack Attack, Joe Ranft, Krusty Gets Busted, Like Father, Like Clown, Mark Andrews (filmmaker), Milt Kahl, One Man Band (film), Pixar, Ratatouille (film), Saturn Award for Best Writing, Sideshow Bob, The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, The Pixar Story…and more pages!Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.
Published: Emereo Publishing on Apr 22, 2013