Brad Bird

Knowledge Identifier: +Brad_Bird


Brad Bird

American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1975.

Countries: United States (68%), (14%), Italy (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Pixar, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles

Linked to: California Institute of the Arts, Corvallis High School, Pixar, Montana Power Company




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Brad Bird was born in 1975 add something


Joe Ranft - After graduating from Monte Vista High School, Whittier, California, in 1978, Mr. Ranft began studying in the character animation program at the California Institute of the Arts alongside John Lasseter and Brad Bird


His tenure with Disney was brief, and he left the company shortly after working on "The Fox and the Hound" in 1981 add something


In 1989, Bird joined Klasky Csupo, where he helped to develop "The Simpsons" from one-minute shorts on "The Tracey Ullman Show" into a series of half-hour programs add something


In 1990, he directed the episode "Krusty Gets Busted" and co-directed the Season Three episode "Like Father, Like Clown add something


The Iron Giant - The film's development phase began in 1994, though the project took root once Brad Bird signed on as director, and his hiring of Tim McCanlies to write the screenplay in 1996


The Iron Giant - In late 1996, while developing the project on its way through, the studio saw the film as a perfect vehicle for Brad Bird, who at the time was working for Turner Feature Animation


He rejoined Lasseter at Pixar in 2000, where he would develop his second picture, "The Incredibles" , and third, "Ratatouille" add something


The Incredibles - "'The Incredibles"' is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures


In the middle of 2005, Bird was asked by the Pixar management team to take over "Ratatouille" from its previous director Jan Pinkava add something


Jan Pinkava - In 2005, Pinkava was replaced as main director by "The Incredibles" director Brad Bird


This change was announced in March 2006, during a presentation at a Disney shareholders meeting add something


The Incredibles - Director Brad Bird stated in 2007 that he was open to the idea of a sequel if he could come up with an idea superior to the original film: "I have pieces that I think are good, but I don't have them all together," Bird said


In January 2008, "Ratatouille" won the Best Animated Feature award at the Golden Globes; it was nominated for 5 Academy awards, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay add something


On February 24, 2008, "Ratatouille" won Bird his second Academy award for Best Animated Feature Film add something


In March 2008, Bird resumed work on the film, which is a co-production between Pixar and Warner Bros. add something


Maleficent - On May 12, 2009, it was revealed that Brad Bird was developing a live-action motion picture, "Maleficent", based on "Sleeping Beauty", retold from the point of view of Aurora with Angelina Jolie starring as Maleficent


Pixar - On September 6, 2009, executives John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete_Docter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich were presented with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Biennale Venice Film Festival


His eighth Annie was the 2011 Winsor McCay award for lifetime contribution to animation add something


In May 2012, it was reported that Bird has been attached as the co-writer and director for "Tomorrowland" , whose screenplay will be co-written with Damon Lindelof add something


Tomorrowland (film) - In May 2012, Brad Bird was hired as director


Tomorrowland (film) - On August 10, 2013, Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof gave a presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California


On March 18, 2014, it was announced that Bird is writing a sequel to "The Incredibles" add something


His latest film, "Tomorrowland", starring George Clooney, was released in May 2015 add something


The Iron Giant - A remastered and extended cut of the film was announced on July 7, 2015 in a tweet by director Brad Bird


Bird is writing and directing "Incredibles 2", which is planned for a June 15, 2018 release add something


On January 6, 2019, Bird, during a red carpet interview for the BAFTA Tea Party, announced he was working with frequent collaborator Michael Giacchino on an original musical film that will contain about 20 minutes of animation in it add something