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Brad Bird was born on September 24, 1957 in Kalispell, Montana, USA as Phillip Bradley Bird. He is known for his work on Ratatouille (2007), The Simpsons (1989) and The Incredibles (2004). He has been married to Elizabeth Canney since 1988. They have three children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 24, 1957
Birth place: Kalispell, Montana, USA
Profession:Miscellaneous Crew, Writer, Director
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His production company A113 Productions is named after the classroom at CalArts.
2Designed the character Sideshow Bob for The Simpsons.
3Has been referred to by some as the modern-day Walt Disney.
4His movie The Incredibles (2004) is ranked #40 on the Top 100 Grossing Movies of all Time. It made $261,437,578.
5His movie Ratatouille (2007) is ranked #82 on the Top 100 Grossing Movies of all Time. It made $206,435,493.
6His favorite character on The Simpsons (1989) is Krusty The Klown.
7He is close friends with Pixar co-founder, John Lasseter.
8In The Incredibles (2004), he provided the voice for the character Edna Mode on the temporary audio track. Lily Tomlin was approached to voice the character for release, but turned the part down after listening to Brad's scratch track stating that they already had the right voice for the character.
9Believes animation not to be a genre, but instead an art form.
102007 - Ranked #23 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
11With The Incredibles (2004), he was the first person to receive a solo writing credit on a feature-length film from Pixar Animation Studios.
12His oldest son is Michael Bird, who provided the voice of Tony Rydinger in The Incredibles (2004).
13One of his sons, Nicholas Bird, did the voice of Squirt in Finding Nemo (2003) and Little Boy on the Tricycle in The Incredibles (2004).
14Graduated from Corvallis High School (Corvallis, Oregon), 1975.
15Trained as a Disney animator.
16Started training as an animator at 14.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Rarely using big stars, the voice actors in his films are often character actors or unprofessional and unknown voice talents
2Most of his films are set in a 1950s or a retro time period
3Sometimes includes Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston making an animated cameo in his films.
4Use of the letter/number sequence A113, his classroom number at Cal Arts


Quotes

#Quote
1[on the nature of Pixar's ideas and how the commercial world views those ideas] If you explain the basics of any one of these ideas, they probably will sound as nutty as a cooking French rat or a silent film starring robots in a post-apocalyptic world," Bird said. "Each one of those films, when we were in preparation on them, the financial community said each one of them stunk and none of them had the ability to be a financial success. And then the film would come out and they'd go, 'Well, they did it that time but the next one sounds like a piece of crap.'The truth of the matter is Wall Street is only interested in you repeating yourself. If you want to do something that sounds a little odd, the financial community is all about a feeling of predictable success. And the only thing that fits that model is something similar to what you've done before. Everyone was very enthusiastic about Pixar doing 'Toy Story 3' but they weren't excited about the idea of 'Up.' So if I told you about the ideas of various Pixar films, you and I might get excited about them, but the financial community would say 'Oh that sounds crazy.' But that's probably why Pixar films are the way they are, because they're films that the storytellers are excited to be getting on the screen. They're not some sort of focus group. So because Pixar comes from a very pure place, it's why I'm interested in staying involved with them as long as I can.
2I think all movies are an illusion, whether they are live action or animation. And I think the best special effect that people don't pay enough attention to is caring about the characters who are going through the set pieces. If you can be invested in the characters that you are putting in danger, then you can amp up the pressure, and it really means something because people are rooting for them to survive. Characters are the special effect.
3People think of animation only doing things where people are dancing around and doing a lot of histrionics, but animation is not a genre. And people keep saying, "The animation genre. It's not a genre! A Western is a genre! Animation is an art form, and it can do any genre. You know, it can do a detective film, a cowboy film, a horror film, an R-rated film or a kids' fairy tale. But it doesn't do one thing. And, next time I hear, "What's it like working in the animation genre? I'm going to punch that person! [From the audio commentary on the DVD for The Incredibles (2004)]
4(About Ed Catmull, John Lasseter and Steve Jobs at Pixar): "I refer to those guys as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Ed, who invented this cool medium and is the designer of the human machine that is Pixar, is the Father. John, its driving creating force, is the Son. And you-know-who is the Holy Ghost."
5I reject that whole point of view - that animation is a children's medium. The way people talk about it is, well, hey, it's a good thing I have kids, because now I get to see this. Well, hey, no, man! You can just go and see it. There's no other art form that is defined in such a narrow way. It's narrowminded, and I can't wait for it to die.
6Really, really little kids should not see this movie. They should wait till they get older. We're getting some reactions from people who were disappointed that their four-year-old was a little freaked out by it. Well, I don't want to compromise the intensity in order to please a four-year-old. [on 'Incredibles, The']
7There is a contingent of the digital-effects community to whom that is the holy grail - to create photographically real humans. To me that is the dumbest goal that you could possibly have. What's wonderful about the medium of animation isn't recreating reality. It's distilling it.
8I love, love, love the medium of film. But that is the strange dichotomy of film, is that the medium is so unbelievably magical and wonderful, and the business is so--UGH! It's kind of the price you pay. Some friend of mine said you're not getting paid to work in the medium; you'd almost do that for free. But you're getting paid to suffer all the, you know-[Laughs].
9I think there's a tendency [among some animators] to wink at the audience so much that you feel that you're above the world that you're presenting-like the filmmaker doesn't really believe in the world that he's putting on screen. And there's a safety in that, because if you try to make the audience feel something besides comedy, like if you try to make them feel moved, you risk looking really silly if it doesn't work.
10Well, I like superheroes, but I'm not one of those guys who knows what issue 437 is of "Whatever." And I think people assume that because The Incredibles is about superheroes, that I know all that stuff. I kind of got it second-hand, from the movies. I'm happy to hear from anybody that does know that stuff, but I'm fairly oblivious to that really large volume of comic book lore that's been generated.
11When I write things, often at the moment I'm writing, I'm thinking of camera angles; it's not a separate part of the process, it kind of comes out all at the same time. So I have really strong opinions about how things are presented, but at the same time I'm thinking about things that I want to present. It's like when somebody speaks, they assemble words in a certain way, but it's not always that conscious, it just comes out. That's the way film is for me.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Winsor McCay AwardAnnie Awards· Eric Goldberg
· Matt Groening
2008OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Animated Feature Film of the YearRatatouille (2007)
2008BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Animated FilmRatatouille (2007)
2008Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingRatatouille (2007)
2008AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Directing in an Animated Feature ProductionRatatouille (2007)
2008AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Writing in an Animated Feature ProductionRatatouille (2007)
2008Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsRatatouille (2007)· Jan Pinkava (co-director)
· Brad Lewis (producer)
· John Lasseter (executive producer)
· Andrew Stanton (executive producer)
2008INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Original ScreenplayRatatouille (2007)
2008IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Animated Feature Film (Miglior film d'animazione)Ratatouille (2007)· Jan Pinkava
2008International Theater AwardTokyo Anime AwardRatatouille (2007)
2008Animation Writers Caucus Animation AwardWriters Guild of America, USA
2007BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplayRatatouille (2007)
2007LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest AnimationRatatouille (2007)· Jan Pinkava
2007NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Animated FilmRatatouille (2007)
2006International Theater AwardTokyo Anime AwardThe Incredibles (2004)
2005OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Animated Feature Film of the YearThe Incredibles (2004)
2005BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmThe Incredibles (2004)· John Walker
2005AnnieAnnie AwardsDirecting in an Animated Feature ProductionThe Incredibles (2004)
2005AnnieAnnie AwardsVoice Acting in an Animated Feature ProductionThe Incredibles (2004)
2005AnnieAnnie AwardsWriting in an Animated Feature ProductionThe Incredibles (2004)
2005HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormThe Incredibles (2004)
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Incredibles (2004)
2004LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest AnimationThe Incredibles (2004)
2004SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Animated Feature FilmThe Incredibles (2004)
2000BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmThe Iron Giant (1999)· Allison Abbate
· Des McAnuff
· Tim McCanlies
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Animated FilmThe Iron Giant (1999)
2000NCS Division AwardNational Cartoonist SocietyFeature Animation
1999AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature ProductionThe Iron Giant (1999)
1999AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature ProductionThe Iron Giant (1999)· Tim McCanlies (screenplay)
1999LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest AnimationThe Iron Giant (1999)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorMission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
2011Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearMission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
2009IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Original ScreenplayRatatouille (2007)
2008OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayRatatouille (2007)· Jan Pinkava (story)
· Jim Capobianco (story)
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScreenplayRatatouille (2007)· Jim Capobianco
· Jan Pinkava
2008Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo)Ratatouille (2007)
2008IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)Ratatouille (2007)· Jan Pinkava
· Jim Capobianco
2008OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenRatatouille (2007)· Jan Pinkava (story)
· Jim Capobianco (story)
2008OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayRatatouille (2007)
2007CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalRatatouille (2007)
2007VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest FilmRatatouille (2007)
2006HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Short FormJack-Jack Attack (2005)
2005OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayThe Incredibles (2004)
2005Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WriterThe Incredibles (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScreenplayThe Incredibles (2004)
2005ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearThe Incredibles (2004)
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenThe Incredibles (2004)
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayThe Incredibles (2004)
2005Nebula AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaBest ScriptThe Incredibles (2004)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayThe Incredibles (2004)
2000Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Iron Giant (1999)· Tim McCanlies
2000HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationThe Iron Giant (1999)· Tim McCanlies (screenplay)
· Ted Hughes (based on the book by)
2000Nebula AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaBest ScriptThe Iron Giant (1999)· Tim McCanlies

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayRatatouille (2007)· Jan Pinkava
· Jim Capobianco
2004Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Screenplay of the YearThe Incredibles (2004)


Filmography

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Out2015/Isenior creative team: Pixar
Monsters University2013senior creative team: Pixar
Brave2012senior creative team: Pixar
Toy Story 32010senior creative team: Pixar
Up2009senior creative team: Pixar
The SimpsonsTV Series executive consultant - 180 episodes, 1989 - 1998 sheet director - 1 episode, 1990
King of the Hill1997TV Series executive consultant - 3 episodes
The Critic1994-1995TV Series executive consultant - 23 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Incredibles 22018announced
1906screenplay announced
Disney Infinity 3.02015Video Game characters: Mr Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet Parr, Dashiell 'Dash' Parr, Syndrome, Edna 'E' Mode, Mirage, Rick Dicker
Tomorrowland2015screenplay by / story by
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes2014Video Game characters: Mr Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet Parr, Dashiell 'Dash' Parr, Syndrome, Edna 'E' Mode, Mirage, Rick Dicker
Disney Infinity2013Video Game characters: Mr Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet Parr, Dashiell 'Dash' Parr, Syndrome, Edna 'E' Mode, Mirage
Ratatouille2007Video Game characters
Ratatouille2007original story by / screenwriter
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer2005Video Game characters
Jack-Jack Attack2005Video short written by
Mr. Incredible and Pals2005Video short commentary writer
The Incredibles2004written by
The Iron Giant1999screen story by
Family Dog1993TV Series creator - 10 episodes
*batteries not included1987screenplay by
Amazing StoriesTV Series written by - 1 episode, 1987 teleplay - 1 episode, 1985

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Incredibles 22018attached announced
1906announced
Tomorrowland2015
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol2011
Ratatouille2007
Jack-Jack Attack2005Video short
The Incredibles2004
The Iron Giant1999
The Simpsons1990-1991TV Series 2 episodes
Do the Bartman1990TV Short
Amazing Stories1987TV Series 1 episode

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rugrats2001TV Series animator - 1 episode
The Iron Giant1999animator - uncredited
The SimpsonsTV Series character layout artist - 4 episodes, 1991 - 1993 character designer - 1 episode, 1990
The Plague Dogs1982animator
The Fox and the Hound1981animator - uncredited
Animalympics1980animator

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tomorrowland2015producer
Your Friend the Rat2007Short executive producer
More Making of 'The Incredibles'2005Video documentary short executive producer
One Man Band2005Short executive producer
Mr. Incredible and Pals2005Video short executive producer
The Making of 'The Incredibles'2005Video documentary short executive producer
Vowellet: An Essay by Sarah Vowell2005Video documentary short executive producer
Amazing Stories1987TV Series animation producer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jurassic World2015Monorail Announcer
Ratatouille2007Ambrister Minion (voice)
The Incredibles2004Video GameEdna Mode (E) (voice)
The Incredibles2004Edna 'E' Mode (voice)
Amazing Stories1985-1987TV SeriesFamily Dog / Scientist #2
Doctor of Doom1979ShortDon Carlo, Bystander (voice)

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tomorrowland2015designer: logos
King of the Hill1997TV Series storyboard artist - 3 episodes
The Simpsons1990-1991TV Series storyboard - 2 episodes
Do the Bartman1990TV Short storyboard artist

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Iron Giant1999performer: "Duck and Cover"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jurassic World2015the filmmakers gratefully thank
Toy Story of Terror2013TV Short extra special thanks
Pinched2010Short special thanks
Payback in Bolts2010Short special thanks for inspiration
Partly Cloudy2009Short special thanks
Calendar Confloption2009Short special thanks
Madison's Résumé2007Short special thanks
Friz on Film2006Video documentary special thanks
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie2004special thanks
The Making of 'The Iron Giant'2000TV Short documentary special thanks
Technological Threat1988Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Giant's Dream: The Making of the Iron Giant2016DocumentaryHimself
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille'
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2015TV SeriesHimself
Tom Cruise: Show Me the Movies2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Ghost Protocol: Impossible Missions2012Video documentaryHimself
Ghost Protocol: Mission Accepted2012Video documentaryHimself
2012 Writers Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Special Feature - Soaring in Dubai2011ShortHimself
Pixar: 25 Magic Moments2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Writer / Director - The Incredibles
The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!2010TV Special documentaryHimself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Animated Film / Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Shootout2008TV SeriesHimself
The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Animated Feature Film
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Dinner: Impossible2007TV SeriesHimself
Fine Food and Film: A Conversation with Brad Bird and Thomas Keller2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Bare Necessities: The Making of 'The Jungle Book'2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Pixar Story2007DocumentaryHimself
Fog City Mavericks2007DocumentaryHimself
Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes - A Cast of Thousands2006Video documentary shortHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
More Making of 'The Incredibles'2005Video documentary shortHimself
From Walt's Table: A Tribute to Disney's Nine Old Men2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'The Incredibles'2005Video documentary shortHimself
100 Greatest Cartoons2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Animated Feature winner / Edna Mode - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design (voice)
Film '722004TV SeriesHimself
Who Is Bud Luckey?2004Video documentary shortHimself
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHimself
On the Set: The Incredibles2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jonny Quest: Adventures in Animation2004Video documentary shortHimself
Redefining the Line: The Making of One Hundred and One Dalmatians2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'The Iron Giant'2000TV Short documentaryHimself

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