Brad Bird

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird (born September 15, 1957) is an American director, voice actor, animator and screenwriter. He is best known for writing and directing Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles (2004) and Ratatouille (2007). He also adapted and directed the critically acclaimed 2D animated 1999 Warner Brothers film The Iron Giant. Reviewing the Ratatouille DVD, Eye Weekly offered this characterization of Bird's work: "It's very hard to think of another mainstream American director with a comparably fluid visual style or such a vise-grip on storytelling mechanics." He also directed The Simpsons ' episodes "Krusty Gets Busted" and "Like Father, Like Clown". Description above from the Wikipedia article Brad Bird, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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The Pixar Story (2007)

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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Iwerks
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  John Lasseter  •  Brad Bird  •  John Musker

A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Iwerks
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  John Lasseter  •  Brad Bird  •  John Musker

Ratatouille (2007)

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Remy, a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart's delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Lou Romano  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Ian Holm

Remy, a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart's delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Lou Romano  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Ian Holm

The Incredibles (2004)

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Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  Holly Hunter  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jason Lee

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  Holly Hunter  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jason Lee

Jack-Jack Attack (2005)

The Parrs' baby Jack-Jack is thought to be normal, not having any super-powers like his parents or siblings. But when an outsider is hired to watch him, Jack-Jack shows his true potential.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Bud Luckey  •  Eli Fucile  •  Jason Lee  •  Bret 'Brook' Parker

The Parrs' baby Jack-Jack is thought to be normal, not having any super-powers like his parents or siblings. But when an outsider is hired to watch him, Jack-Jack shows his true potential.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Bud Luckey  •  Eli Fucile  •  Jason Lee  •  Bret 'Brook' Parker

Jurassic World (2015)

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Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Trevorrow
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Chris Pratt  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Jake Johnson

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Trevorrow
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Chris Pratt  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Jake Johnson

The Iron Giant (1999)

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In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Vin Diesel  •  Cloris Leachman

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Vin Diesel  •  Cloris Leachman

Tomorrowland (2015)

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Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Britt Robertson  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Raffey Cassidy

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Britt Robertson  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Raffey Cassidy

Pixar 25 Magic Moments (2011)

The BBC documentary takes a look into the Pixar studios as they celebrate their 25th birthday and at the creative process involved in creating the animation classics that we love.  (more)

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CAST:  Mackenzie Crook  •  Tim Allen  •  Darla K. Anderson  •  Brad Bird

The BBC documentary takes a look into the Pixar studios as they celebrate their 25th birthday and at the creative process involved in creating the animation classics that we love.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mackenzie Crook  •  Tim Allen  •  Darla K. Anderson  •  Brad Bird

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion causing severe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Simon Pegg  •  Paula Patton

Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion causing severe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Simon Pegg  •  Paula Patton

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Hahn
CAST:  Peter Schneider  •  Rob Minkoff  •  Jeffrey Katzenberg  •  Glen Keane

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Hahn
CAST:  Peter Schneider  •  Rob Minkoff  •  Jeffrey Katzenberg  •  Glen Keane

Incredibles 2 (2018)

Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of the problems of his three children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  Holly Hunter  •  Sarah Vowell  •  Huck Milner

Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of the problems of his three children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  Holly Hunter  •  Sarah Vowell  •  Huck Milner

The Giant's Dream: The Making of the Iron Giant (2016)

A documentary about how the critically acclaimed film wound up being a box office disappointment, only to become regarded as a classic over a decade after its initial release.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Giacchino
CAST:  Brad Bird  •  Vin Diesel  •  Kevin O'Brien

A documentary about how the critically acclaimed film wound up being a box office disappointment, only to become regarded as a classic over a decade after its initial release.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Giacchino
CAST:  Brad Bird  •  Vin Diesel  •  Kevin O'Brien

A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015)

Julie Walters tells the story of how Morph, Shaun the Sheep and that cheese-loving man Wallace and his dog Gromit first came to life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Mears
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  David Tennant  •  Julie Walters  •  Hugh Grant

Julie Walters tells the story of how Morph, Shaun the Sheep and that cheese-loving man Wallace and his dog Gromit first came to life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Mears
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  David Tennant  •  Julie Walters  •  Hugh Grant

Fog City Mavericks (2007)

Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco is a compelling exploration of the legendary filmmakers who call the San Francisco Bay Area home including George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Chris Columbus and producer Saul Zaentz. The special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  George Lucas  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  John Lasseter  •  Sofia Coppola

Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco is a compelling exploration of the legendary filmmakers who call the San Francisco Bay Area home including George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Chris Columbus and producer Saul Zaentz. The special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  George Lucas  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  John Lasseter  •  Sofia Coppola

The Making of 'The Iron Giant' (2000)

Documentary of the making of the animated family film, The Iron Giant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Gill
CAST:  Beau Weaver  •  Vin Diesel  •  Brad Bird  •  Jennifer Aniston

Documentary of the making of the animated family film, The Iron Giant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Gill
CAST:  Beau Weaver  •  Vin Diesel  •  Brad Bird  •  Jennifer Aniston

Auntie Edna (2018)

Taking place during the events of Incredibles 2, Edna Mode babysits Jack-Jack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Mathot
CAST:  Brad Bird  •  Eli Fucile  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Maeve Andrews

Taking place during the events of Incredibles 2, Edna Mode babysits Jack-Jack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Mathot
CAST:  Brad Bird  •  Eli Fucile  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Maeve Andrews

The Making of 'The Incredibles' (2005)

The production of the movie, "The Incredibles," shot behind the scenes at Pixar Animation Studios.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Butler
CAST:  Alan Barillaro  •  Brad Bird  •  Mark Andrews

The production of the movie, "The Incredibles," shot behind the scenes at Pixar Animation Studios.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Butler
CAST:  Alan Barillaro  •  Brad Bird  •  Mark Andrews

Doctor of Doom (1979)

A doctor goes to a dinner party where he's made fun of and soon afterwards returns home and sends a monster to attack the people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton  •  Jerry Rees
CAST:  Harry Sabin  •  Randy Cartwright  •  Cynthia Prince  •  Tim Burton

A doctor goes to a dinner party where he's made fun of and soon afterwards returns home and sends a monster to attack the people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton  •  Jerry Rees
CAST:  Harry Sabin  •  Randy Cartwright  •  Cynthia Prince  •  Tim Burton

The Origins of Plus Ultra (2015)

A short by Brad Bird  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Maurice LaMarche

A short by Brad Bird  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Maurice LaMarche

Pass the Warning: Reflecting on Nic Roeg's Masterpiece (2019)

New featurette, writer/director Brad Bird, writer/director Andrew Haigh, director Danny Boyle, and cinematographer Anthony B. Richmond, amongst others, discuss the Nic Roeg's diverse body of work and his visual style as well as Don't Look Now.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Brad Bird  •  Andrew Haigh  •  Danny Boyle  •  Anthony B. Richmond

New featurette, writer/director Brad Bird, writer/director Andrew Haigh, director Danny Boyle, and cinematographer Anthony B. Richmond, amongst others, discuss the Nic Roeg's diverse body of work and his visual style as well as Don't Look Now.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Brad Bird  •  Andrew Haigh  •  Danny Boyle  •  Anthony B. Richmond
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