BRAD BIRD (Director/Writer) is the writer and director of
Pixar Animation Studios'
Academy Award-winning films "Ratatouille" and "The Incredibles." Prior to
Pixar, Bird wrote and directed the critically acclaimed 1999 animated feature
Giant," which won the International Animated Film Society's Annie Award for
outstanding achievement in an animated theatrical feature.
Bird began his first animated film at the age of 11, finishing it nearly
three years later.
The film brought him to the attention of Walt Disney Studios, where, at age 14,
mentored by Milt Kahl, one of a distinguished group of Disney's legendary
known as the "Nine Old Men." Bird eventually worked as an animator at Disney and
Bird's credits include acting as executive consultant on "The Simpsons" and
"King of the
Hill"-the two longest-running and most celebrated animated series on television.
also created, wrote, directed and co-produced the "Family Dog" episode of Steven
Spielberg's "Amazing Stories," and co-wrote the screenplay for the live-action
"Batteries Not Included." Bird directed the live-action films "Mission:
Impossible - Ghost
Protocol" for Paramount Pictures and "Tomorrowland" for Walt Disney Studios.
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