Bird chirping for WMA, getting ShoWest honor

Director has incredible year

“The Incredibles” helmer Brad Bird has been named ShoWest’s animation director of the year.

In addition to directing the Pixar-Walt Disney toon, which has now grossed $625 million worldwide, Bird penned and helmed 1999 toon “Iron Giant.” He has also served as executive consultant on long-running tube toons “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill.”

Award will be presented at the confab’s closing-night ceremony March 17 in Las Vegas.

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