Brad Bird
Deborah Coleman/Pixar
United States


Film Director

Bird’s return to animation with 2018’s “Incredibles 2” was a smashing success, taking in more than $1.24 billion worldwide — giving his films a collective take of more than $3.5 billion — and earning him an Oscar nod for best animated feature, along with a slew of other nominations. It was also a return to form after 2015’s “Tomorrowland,” his first box-office disappointment following a string of massive hits (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “Ratatouille,” “The Incredibles”) and his only film not to receive overwhelmingly positive reviews. Bird is currently working on an original musical project for Sony featuring 20 minutes of animation with composer Michael Giacchino, who has scored all his features save for his beautiful 1999 debut, “The Iron Giant.”




  • California Institute of the Arts (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Creative Impact Award
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Brad Bird Offers Advice to Animators

Brad Bird Offers Advice to Animators

Director Brad Bird offered some sage advice for newcomers to the animation field: "Make films that you, yourself would want to see."At Variety's 10 Animators to Watch event in May, Bird warned against films that pander to a younger audience, instead recommending that animators pay attention to their own, more mature tastes when developing their ideas. In his own career, Bird said he's actively tried to make movies for adults to enjoy, the likes of which include "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," and "The Fox...


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