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Also Known As: Phillip Bradley Bird Died:
Born: September 24, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kalispell, Montana, USA Profession: director, animator

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One of the most celebrated figures in modern animation, Brad Bird was the Academy Award-winning writer and director of the hit feature films "The Incredibles" (2004) and "Ratatouille" (2007). Bird's movies stood apart from other big-screen animated efforts, due to the quality of both the visuals and the writing; in both "Incredibles" and "Ratatouille," as well as his debut project, the well-loved cult favorite "The Iron Giant" (1999), Bird brought together exciting action and eye-popping visuals with stories driven by real and palpable human emotions. For many critics and moviegoers, Bird's movies were the perfect example of what an animated film could achieve.

One of the most celebrated figures in modern animation, Brad Bird was the Academy Award-winning writer and director of the hit feature films "The Incredibles" (2004) and "Ratatouille" (2007). Bird's movies stood apart from other big-screen animated efforts, due to the quality of both the visuals and the writing; in both "Incredibles" and "Ratatouille," as well as his debut project, the well-loved cult favorite "The Iron Giant" (1999), Bird brought together exciting action and eye-popping visuals with stories driven by real and palpable human emotions. For many critics and moviegoers, Bird's movies were the perfect example of what an animated film could achieve.

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  Ratatouille (2007)
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  The Incredibles (2004) Director
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  The Iron Giant (1999) Director

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 Ratatouille (2007)
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 Pixar Story, The (2007)
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 The Incredibles (2004) Edna Mode "E"
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Was mentored at age 14 by Milt Kahl, one of Disney's legendary animators known as the Nine Old Men
1985:
Wrote, directed and produced an episode of "Amazing Stories" (NBC) titled "Family Dog"
1989:
Directed episodes of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons"; also served as consultant
1992:
Wrote and directed the segment of "Amazing Stories: Book Two" titled "Family Dog"
1993:
Created the short-lived animated series "Family Dog" based on the segment he created for "Amazing Stories"
1999:
Helmed the animated feature "The Iron Giant"
2004:
Wrote and directed the Pixar animated feature "The Incredibles," about a family of undercover superheroes; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay
2007:
Helmed "Ratatouille," a Pixar cartoon about a skinny rat who lives in a Parisian restaurant; also scripted; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay
2011:
Directed Tom Cruise in the action feature "Mission Impossible ¿ Ghost Protocol"
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Education

California Institute of the Arts: Valencia , California -
Corvallis High School: Corvallis , Oregon - 1975

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